Windows 8 – Preliminary list of Security improvements

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Windows 8 will provide further security improvements and a preliminary list is noted below: How Windows 8 Beefs Up Security http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/2008-windows-8-security.html QUOTE:  Windows 8 promises to be much more secure than Windows 7 — so much so that some users might not like it.  Chris Valasek, a researcher with the San Francisco security firm Coverity, […]

DSNChanger Malware – FBI will take infected PCs offline on 07/09/2012

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In about 10 days, the FBI will carry out another stage of malware cleanup as noted below DSNChanger Malware – FBI will take infected PCs offline on 07/09/2012 http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/2030-dnschanger-deadline.html DNS-CHANGER MALWARE test site (if you see RED your PC may be infected … GREEN indicates no infection is present) http://dns-ok.us/ QUOTE: In 10 days, there’s a […]

NMAP 6.01 Security Scanner Release

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NMAP is an excellent network vulnerabilty assessment tool and a new version is now available: http://nmap.org/download.html QUOTE: Nmap 6.01 source code and binary packages for Linux, Windows, and Mac are available at: Here are the changes in 6.01: o [Zenmap] Fixed a hang that would occur on Mac OS X 10.7. A symptom of the […]

Microsoft Security Essentials – New Pre-Release version

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As with any beta version, please be careful and technical skills should be in place to uninstall or troubleshoot potential issues.  During first few days of testing, no issues have been discovered and it installed cleanly. Microsoft Security Essentials – New Pre-Release version http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29942 QUOTE: As a Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease user, you will have […]

Internet Explorer Settings – How to reset this for your PC

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Below is a “how to reset link” for Internet Explorer that includes a special FixIT tool from Microsoft.  Occasionally this environment might become damaged and this allows a reset back to initial default settings. Internet Explorer Settings – How to reset this for your PC http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737

Windows Update – How to reset this for your PC

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Below is a “how to reset link” for Windows Update that includes a special FixIT tool from Microsoft.  Occasionally this environment might become damaged and this allows a reset back to initial default settings. How to Reset Windows Update http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910339

RSA SecurID 800 Tokens – New attack could reveal keys in about 15 minutes

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While this POC attack and research paper are complex and highly mathematical in nature, further developments should be closely watched. RSA SecurID 800 Tokens – New attack could reveal keys in about 15 minutes http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/06/securid-crypto-attack-steals-keys/ QUOTE:  Scientists have devised an attack that takes only minutes to steal the sensitive cryptographic keys stored on a raft of hardened […]

Best Practices – Wireless Safety while traveling

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The Security News Daily shares some valuable tips to be careful with sites you connect to, as well as performing e-commerce activity while on the road.  Sites that you connect to may not be well secured and you should avoid banking, internet purchases, and even email if you are not sure of the overall safety […]

Facebook – How internal teams respond to reported incidents

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Facecrooks security shares an interesting workflow diagram and key procedures when security or content abuse is reported. Facebook – How internal teams respond to reported incidents http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/what-happens-when-you-click-report-on-facebook.html QUOTE:  Facebook Safety has posted a note and an infographic that details the internal teams, guidelines and workflows that are involved in the Facebook reporting process. (the image is rather […]

Nigerian email scams are designed to be obvious

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An interesting analysis on the design of these scams, intended to reach just a small number of individuals who might be more easily persuaded to fall for these attacks. Nigerian email scams are designed to be obvious http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/2002-nigerian-emails-scam-dumb.html QUOTE:  Here’s a modern-day question: Why are Nigerian con-man emails so obvious? Because that makes sure only […]


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