Flashback.S – New variant of Mac Malware discovered

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As Apple works to resolve current issues with Flashbook, malware authors continue to innovate attacks. New ‘Flashback.S’ Variant Spotted in the Wild http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/296979-new-flashback-variant-spotted-in-the-wild QUOTE Intego reported on Monday afternoon that Flashback has already evolved into a new variant, exploiting the same Java vulnerability that earlier this month had infected more than half a million Macs.  […]

Facebook – Free Regal AMC Movie Tickets scam

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Facecrooks security shares a new scam to avoid: Facebook – Free Regal AMC Movie Tickets scam http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/get-4-free-regalamc-movie-tickets-limited-time-only-facebook-scam.html QUOTE: Get 4 Free Regal/AMC Movie Tickets (Limited Time Only) … We are giving away 4 Free Regal or AMC movie Tickets to all facebook users! IMPACT: By reading the Terms and Conditions of the ‘deal,’ you quickly […]

Windows Server 2012 – official name designated

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Microsoft recently announced that “Windows Server 8” will be officially named as “Windows Server 2012” Windows Server 8 officially dubbed Windows Server 2012 http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/windows-server-8-officially-dubbed-windows-server-2012/12475 QUOTE: On April 16, Microsoft officials unsurprisingly revealed that the final name of Windows 8 on most PCs and tablets would be “Windows 8.” The name of Windows 8 on ARM […]

Apple Flashback Botnet – Over half million Macs infected

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Botnets are starting to target and spread to other environments as noted below: Apple – Large botnet of 600K+ Macs infected http://www.pcworld.com/article/253270/600000_infected_macs_found_in_botnet.html http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57409904-501465/over-600000-macs-infected-with-flashback-botnet-patch-released/ http://blogs.computerworld.com/19989/biggest_apple_botnet_discovered_600k_macs_infected QUOTE: A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. Apple only patched the vulnerability […]

Facebook – Fake Credit Card requests circulating

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Facecrooks security shares a warning related to malware attacks that present credit card forms for users to fill out in the Facebook environment.  These attacks should be avoided.  [Malware Alert] Beware of Rogue Forms Asking for Credit Card Info http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/malware-alert-beware-of-rogue-forms-asking-for-credit-card-info.html QUOTE: Trusteer researchers released the details of a sophisticated new malware attack targeting Facebook users. […]

Botnet Shutdowns – a constant moving target

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This article by PC Magazine explains the challenges and difficulties in shutting down a botnet Botnets Takedowns: A Game of Whack-A-Mole? http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/296250-botnets-takedowns-a-game-of-whack-a-mol QUOTE:  Botnet takedowns are exciting. Researchers explain how they’ve infiltrated the shadowy world of botnets and wrested control away from the unknown botmasters who are intent on controlling our computers for their nefarious […]

Twitter – Best practices for using it safely

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PC Magazine shares some great safety tips for Twitter Twitter – Best practices for using it safely http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/296223-how-to-use-twitter-safely QUOTE: A lot of safe Twitter practices are common sense, like previewing shortened URLs before clicking them, assuming all your tweets are public, but on top of that Ryan offered a few more ways to mitigate the […]

Facebook – Turn off third party applications for safety

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Facecrooks security shares safety tips on turning off third party APPS.  This prevents invitations from a malicious APP from being spammed to all contacts. While many Game application invitations are clear cut, a technique called Clickjacking may cause an application to be installed unknowingly for your account. How to Protect your Personal Data from Facebook Applications […]

Ethics – Key Principles for Professionals during 2012

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Sharing recent article for CPCU Society releated to ethical conduct for insurance professionals   Below are ideas for improvement as we strive to meet high standards of ethical conduct.     Ethics – Key Principles for Professionals during 2012   1. Always treat the customer in the same manner you would like to be treated 2. Also treat […]

Happy April Fools Day 2012 – Be careful online

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While Google and many companies celebrate this day with harmless pranks, many malicious attacks have also occurred in the past.  Please be careful with email, websites, and even what you read on this day. http://aprilfoolsdayontheweb.com/ http://www.esecurityplanet.com/trends/article.php/3929681/Dont-be-Fooled-on-April-Fools-Day.htm


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