London 2012 Olympics – Please be careful of Malware attacks

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These are starting to surface in all vectors (e.g., email, Facebook, malicious websites, etc) London 2012 Olympics – Please be careful of Malware attacks http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/apps-and-websites/298489-beware-of-olympic-related-scams-malware-spam QUOTE: Cyber-criminals are using the upcoming summer Olympic Games in London as bait to lure unsuspecting Internet users to their malicious websites and scams. The Department of Homeland Security laid […]

McAfee Study – 1 in 6 users do not use AV protection

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An up-to-date report on AV protection trends McAfee Study – 1 in 6 users do not use AV protection http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/298505-one-in-six-pc-users-goes-naked-security-wise QUOTE: You’ve got antivirus protection, I’m sure – perhaps you even have a full security suite installed. But what about your friends and neighbors? A study by security giant McAfee reveals that one in six […]

Windows 8 Release Preview – released today with Metro compliant apps

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The apps were highlighted as a key surpise in early reivew of the new Windows 8 version released to the public today Windows 8 Release Preview: Microsoft gets its apps together http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windows-8-release-preview-microsoft-gets-its-apps-together/5042   QUOTE:  Microsoft’s carefully timed unveiling of Windows 8 has been frustratingly incomplete. Today’s launch of the Release Preview fills in many of […]

Microsoft – New MVP Award Website launched

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A new implementation of the Microsoft MVP site was launched today Microsoft – New MVP Award Website launched today http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2012/05/31/the-new-mvp-award-web-site-has-launched.aspx The new MVP Award Web site went live today, offering a more in-depth look at this dynamic global community. Here are a few new features you’ll find at the site’s new URL: · MVP Spotlights—a […]

Facebook – New More granular site ADMIN rights implemented

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Facecrooks Security shares how administrators for large corporate sites can set authoring rights on a more granular level than in the past. How to Set Admin Roles for your Facebook Page http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/how-to-set-admin-roles-for-your-facebook-page.html QUOTE: Finally, Facebook is allowing multiple roles for page administrators! Prior to this feature, giving someone admin access to a Facebook page was […]

Skywiper (Flamer Virus) – Huge 20MB modular suite of malware

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The new Skywiper (aka Flamer) malware suite is modular and incredibly complex as documented in this PC Magazine article: PC Magazine – Flamer Isn’t a Stuxnet Spinoff http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-spyware/298425-flamer-isn-t-a-stuxnet-spinoff QUOTE: A new and seriously complex malware threat came to light this past weekend, targeting PCs in the Middle East. Some researchers and commentators made the natural assumption that […]

Windows 8 – Creating the new Desktop experience

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A detailed and historical recap detailing Microsoft’s vision for Windows 8 Building Windows 8 Blog – Creating the Windows 8 user experience http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/18/creating-the-windows-8-user-experience.aspx QUOTE (a few key excerpts): The Windows 8 user experience is forward-looking, yet respectful of the past. It reimagines what a PC is capable of, the scenarios for which it is optimized, […]

Facecrooks Security – Top 10 Facebook scams for May 2012

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Please avoid all of the attacks currently in circulation: Facecrooks Security – Top 10 scams for May 2012 http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/top-ten-facebook-scams-to-avoid.html QUOTE: We have created a top ten list of the most common and active Facebook scams to look out for 1. Profile Viewers and Profile Blockers 2. Free iPads & iPhones 3. Free Facebook Credits 4. […]

Facebook – Avoid new Account Verification scam

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Facecrooks security warns of a new scam actively circulating. Please avoid clicking on all untrusted links and especially installing a special application under Facebook. WARNING : Announcement From FACEB00K Verification Team. All Profiles Must Be Verified Before 1st June 2012 To Avoid Scams and Scams Under SOPA ACT.The Unverfied Accounts Will Be Terminated. http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/warning-announcement-from-faceb00k-verification-team-all-profiles-must-be-verified-before-1st-june-2012-to-avoid-scams-and-scams-under-sopa-act-the-unverfied-accounts-will-be-terminated-facebook-s.html Scam […]

Windows 8 – New Family Security Controls are coming

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Windows 8 will introduce some new features allowing parents to better monitor or filter website visitation by their children. Each child can be setup with a user account that parents can customize controls to help ensure greater safety. Windows 8 – New Family Security Controls http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/05/14/keeping-your-family-safer-with-windows-8.aspx QUOTE: One of the intrinsic capabilities of Windows 8 […]


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