Facebook – Privacy Notice Hoax circulating

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Facecrooks security highlights a new hoax actively in circulation.  Users are often invited by friends to post these notifications on their Facebook wall. While valid, it does little to actually protect users.  The link at bottom is instead a better way to stay safer online. Facebook – Privacy Notice Hoax circulating http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/privacy-notice-warning-any-person-and-or-institution.html QUOTE: Countless Facebook users […]

GRC Password Testing Tool – make Haystack bigger to better hide the needle

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PC Magazine shares a new Password Strength Testing Tool from Gibson Research GRC Password Testing Tool – make Haystack bigger to better hide the needle http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/hacking/298891-how-to-make-strong-passwords-stronger QUOTE: If your password is a common word or phrase, the bad guys won’t have any trouble guessing it. That’s just a fact of life. If you’ve taken care […]

Adobe – June 2012 Flash Security update

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Adobe has released recent updates to better protect Flash along with beneficial improvements for the Firefox 13 browser https://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=13417 http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-14.html http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2012/06/inside-flash-player-protected-mode-for-firefox.html QUOTE: New Flash updates have been released today.  In addition to this there have been some good changes for flash on Firefox with the addition of the sandbox.  More info on the sandbox and […]

Microsoft – Special CERT update to address misuse by Flame Malware

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This out-of-band emergency update mitigates Certificate Authority manipulation by the Flame Malware attacks circulating primarily in middle eastern countries. https://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=13366 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2718704 http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/06/03/microsoft-releases-security-advisory-2718704.aspx QUOTE: Microsoft just released an emergency bulletin, and an associated patch, notifying users of Windows that a “unauthorized digital certificates derived from a Microsoft Certificate Authority” was used to sign components of the […]

Facebook – Enable Dislike Button Scam

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Facecrooks security warns of this new scam actively circulating Facebook – Enable Dislike Button Scam http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/enable-dislike-button-facebook-scam.html QUOTE:  Enable Dislike Button — (sent as a Facebook notification or message) Scam Type: Rogue Application, Rogue Browser Extension Trending: June  2012 Why it’s a Scam:  Clicking the spam link takes you to the following page:  Clicking the “Enable […]


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