Bogus Facebook Offer pages designed to capture email addresses

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Facecrooks security provides an awareness of fake “Facebook Offer” pages designed to collect email and other senstive information.  These ressemble legitmate advertising offers and the article shares ways to better affirm whether they are valid or not.   How Scammers Can Use a Bogus ‘Facebook Offer’ to Obtain Your Email Address http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/how-scammers-can-use-a-bogus-facebook-offer-to-obtain-your-email-address.html QUOTE: Recently, Facebook introduced ‘Facebook Offers’ […]

Password Analysis from recent security breaches

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Recently hackers breached security in a number of websites and disclosed a number of passwords.  Users continue to pick weak and popular passwords that could compromise their online security.  Giving passwords more thought in creating complex ones, plus a good systematic way of remembering them can help improve security, (even as a friend does in writing […]

Physical Security – Lost devices in airports

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This article notes caution when traveling to not misplace or forget equipment. While there are expenses associated with lost items, the information contained on them could compromise corporate security controls. Over 8,000 Laptops, Smartphones, Tablets, USB Drives Lost in Airports http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/300014-over-8-000-laptops-smartphones-tablets-usb-drives-lost-in-airports QUOTE: Traveling this summer? Know where your mobile device is at all times, Credant […]

Facebook – New Multiple Accounts Warning

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As documented by Facecrooks security, Facebook is warning users with possible multiple accounts in advance.  Controls could be more rigidly enforced in the future. Facebook – New Multiple Accounts Warning http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/warning-our-systems-detected-you-have-multiple-accounts-nothing-to-worry-about-yet.html QUOTE: Several Facebook users have reported receiving the following warning message from Facebook. “It looks like you have more than one account on Facebook. […]

Windows 8 – October 2012 Release Announcement

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Microsoft has targeted availability of Windows 8 for the end of October as noted below: Windows 8 – October 2012 Release Announcement http://www.thestreet.com/story/11609705/1/microsoft-confirms-windows-8-availability.html QUOTE: Speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partners’ Conference in Toronto, Tami Reller, the CFO of Windows and Windows Live, said that consumers can get their hands on the product by the end of […]

DNSChanger Internet Client Shutdown – Most users will not be impacted

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The media is sharing a need for users to ensure their computers are not infected with the DNSChanger malware agent.  However, this has been overly sensationalized and exaggerated, and some folks are panicking.  The FBI will be turning off Internet services for computers infected by the DNSChanger malware which impacts a very small percentage of total Internet users.  The ISC publishes an […]

Disaster Recovery – Five key tips for a successful plan

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We are still recovering in our region one week later from the recent Derecho event.  Five great DR tips are shared in this related article to facilitate future planning: Disaster Recovery – Five key tips for a successful plan http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2012/07/02/recovery-tips-for-storms.aspx QUOTE: A five-point plan for strategic disaster recovery can help you capture everything that you need to consider […]

Disaster Recovery – Derecho on June 29, 2012 was wakeup call

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On June 29, 2012, one of the top storms of a lifetime roared through our area and even a week later there are numerous power outages.  Our power company noted that the 90 high power transmission lines are not something that is easily fixed with a bucket truck. The article below notes that this “storm […]

Apple OS X – New MaControl variant in wild

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Apple Mac users should be careful with these new targeted and sophisticated attacks New OS X trojan backdoor MaControl variant reported https://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=13612 http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2012/New_Mac_OS_X_Backdoor_Being_Used_for_an_Advanced_Persistent_Threat_Campaign http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193616/New_MacOS_X_backdoor_variant_used_in_APT_attacks QUOTE: Kaspersky has reported that a new previously undetected variant of the MaControl backdoor is being used in the wild. The malware arrived as an email attachment, and if installed connect […]

Facebook – $100 Starbuck scam circulating

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Please be careful as several scams are actively circulating.  When it seems to good too be true, it always is. Facebook – $100 Starbuck scam circulating http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/receive-100-starbucks-gift-card-for-free-official-facebook-scam.html Scam Type: Bogus Offer, Fake Event, Survey Scam Trending: June 2012 Why it’s a Scam:  The scam is spreading via Facebook Event invitations. If you notice the directions […]


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