Facebook – Employers may review unprotected profiles

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A good security awareness article regarding the need to secure profile information and be careful with information that is posted. Facebook – Employers may review unprotected profiles http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/2001-personal-secrets-facebook.html QUOTE:  Whether you’re looking for a job, or already have one, there’s one thing you can be sure of: It’s not only your Facebook “friends” who are […]

Password Attacks – Several websites comprised during June 2012

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Trend Micro shares an awareness of the need to have unique and strong passwords to help mitigate on-going website attacks. Password Attacks – Several websites comprised during June 2012 http://blog.trendmicro.com/password-insecurity-revisited/ QUOTE: The month of June is turning into a very bad month for password security. Last week three major sites – Linkedin, eHarmony, and last.fm […]

Celebrating 35 years in insurance profession

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On June 6, 1977, I started as a Sr. Programmer/Analyst for Atlantic Mutual Insurance Companies.  I became a Project Manager in 1979 and worked in a number of job roles, including our initial implementation of IBM PCs in 1981 (management of project, training new users, etc).  I started with Microsoft DOS 1.1 and have been […]

Android – Fake Security application is Mobile Zeus malware

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Fake Android Security App is Mobile Zeus Malware in Disguise http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/299291-fake-android-security-app-is-mobile-zeus-malware-in-disguise QUOTE: A new variant of the Zeus banking malware is masquerading as a security app in order to lure users trying to protect their Android devices from…malware.  The fake security app, called the Android Security Suite Premium, is actually the latest Zeus malware, Denis […]

Android – Top five malware attacks detected in the wild

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Sophos has published the top five malware attacks circulating for the Android smartphone Android – Top five malware attacks detected in the wild http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/06/14/top-five-android-malware/ QUOTE: The release of a brand new version of Sophos’s free anti-virus for Android (it actually does much more than just anti-virus, hence our marketroids call it Sophos Mobile Security) makes […]

Apple iOS6 improves iPhone and iPad application security

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Apple will be implementing new security controls for apps as noted in the following link: Apple iOS6 improves iPhone and iPad application security http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/1988-apple-ios-6-iphone-ipad-security.html QUOTE:  The next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 6, will request explicit permission before allowing third-party applications to access user information. It’s a privacy upgrade that could benefit Apple’s […]

MS12-037 patch protects against New IE based exploits circulating

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The Microsoft Security Updates for June 2012 contain an important Internet Explorer fix that the ISC rates as “Patch Now”.  As new exploits are circulating, it is important to ensure users are up-to-date on all security updates MS12-037 patch protects against New IE based exploits circulating http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47875298/ns/technology_and_science-security/ http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/06/19/ie-remote-code-execution-vulnerability-being-actively-exploited-in-the-wild/ http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/1954-microsoft-security-bugs.html QUOTE:  A critical Internet Explorer vulnerability, announced and […]

ZeroAccess malware – deletes itself using an innovative technique

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F-Secure highlights new removal process used by ZeroAccess malware ZeroAccess malware – deletes itself using an innovative technique http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002385.html QUOTE: We normally see malware developing and evolving over the years. One particular malware we’ve been following is ZeroAccess, which has been continuously improving which we first detected it in late 2010. Case in point: in […]

Facebook – Simple Security Tips now highlighted for Users

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Facecrooks Security notes this recent development is a legitimate link where Facebook is sharing basic security tips with it’s user community. Facebook – Simple Security Tips now highlighted for Users http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/facebook-is-rolling-out-security-tips-to-users.html Facebook – More details on Security settings https://www.facebook.com/help?page=203917589649396 QUOTE: If you see a link at the top of your Facebook page to ‘simple security […]

Microsoft Security Updates – June 2012 (critical IE patch)

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Please note that the Internet Explorer MS12-037 update is rated as “PATCH NOW” by the ISC and is being actively exploited in the wild.  Microsoft Security Updates – June 2012 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-jun Microsoft Security Updates – June 2012 (excellent analysis by ISC) https://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=13453


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