Microsoft HOTMAIL to be replaced with special verison of OUTLOOK

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Microsoft has announced a replacement of Hotmail as noted below, re-branding it to use the Outlook user interface. Microsoft HOTMAIL email service to be replaced with special verison of OUTLOOK http://www.marketwatch.com/story/microsoft-replacing-hotmail-with-outlook-2012-07-31 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9229828/Microsoft_reboots_Hotmail_to_build_consumer_destination_says_analyst QUOTE: SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Microsoft Corp. is replacing Hotmail, its Web-based consumer e-mail system, with an expanded version of Outlook, the system […]

MS-CHAPv2 Protocol used by PPTP VPNs compromised with 100% success

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Corporate security teams should evaluate and address the risks associated with any current usage of this protocol.  The analysis of the protocol, proof-of-concept cracking approach, and special PICO supercomputer used, make this a fascinating read for security professionals.  It requires a sophisticated setup and some time to reconstruct the plain text versions of passwords from the NT Hash for […]

London Olympics 2012 – Scams and Malware attacks circulating

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McAfee Labs, Trend, and other security firms share an awareness of scams and malware attacks using the London Olympics as bait for users to disclose sensitive information or infect their computers with malware. London Olympics 2012 – Scams and Malware attacks circulating http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/scams-surround-london-olympics http://blog.trendmicro.com/more-london-olympics-related-threats/ http://blog.trendmicro.com/relay-race-to-ruin-cybercrime-in-the-olympics/ http://blog.trendmicro.com/illegal-tv-cards-allowing-free-olympic-viewing-sold-online/ http://blog.trendmicro.com/bogus-london-olympics-2012-ticket-site-spotted/ http://blog.trendmicro.com/countdown-to-the-olympics-are-you-safe/ QUOTE: These mails inform the recipients […]

NIST Computer Security Updates – July 2012

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NIST standards provide helpful guidance in the corporate world for development of policies, standards, and procedures. NIST Updates Computer Security Guides http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/security/240004585 QUOTE: The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released updated guidance on how federal agencies and businesses can deal with network attacks and malware. The advice comes in the form of two […]

Windows 8 – McAfee Labs evaluates security

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McAfee has a special series of articles related to security for Windows 8 and it’s new application environment.  While the operating system itself is very secure, user actions and application security controls present key risks as in other versions of Windows.  Below are the first three articles: Windows 8 – McAfee Labs evaluates security http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/windows-8-metro-brings-new-security-risks […]


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