Blackberry – Fake Account activation email circulating

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Blackberry users should exercise caution with email as noted in this warning: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/301904-fake-blackberry-id-emails-spread-malware QUOTE: Have a BlackBerry? Watch out for a new malware campaign that masquerades as a legitimate account activation mail, Websense researchers warned. The latest malware is spreading and infecting networks using fake emails that inform recipients their BlackBerry ID has been created, […]

JAVA – emergency patch for ZERO DAY attacks released

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These critical updates should be applied expediently, as attacks are actively circulating https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Oracle+Releases+Java+Security+Updates/14008 QUOTE: A short while ago, Oracle released updates for both Java 6 and Java 7 in response to the critical 0-Day vulnerabilities discussed earlier this week, as well as two other security issues. US-CERT has reported that applying Java 7 update 7 […]

Facebook Privacy – California bill to restrict employer access

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As some employers are demanding access to employee facebook accounts, California joins a couple of other states in curtailing this invasion of personal privacy. http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/california-working-to-ban-employers-access-to-employee-facebook-accounts.html QUOTE: Earlier this week, the California state senate voted unanimously for a bill preventing employers from demanding access to their employees’ Facebook profiles. It is the latest such move by […]

Facebook – Photo notification in email may trigger malware attack

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Sophos security is warning of malicious email messages that appear to come Facebook.  Please avoid opening any attachments.  This is documented as follows: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/08/28/facebook-friend-photo-malware/ QUOTE: Computer users are being warned to be careful about opening unsolicited email attachments, after a malicious Trojan horse was spammed out posing as a Facebook notification that the recipient is […]

Facebook – Timeline and User Location concerns

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Facecrooks Security shares steps on how to remove the map if desired from the new Timeline feature http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/facebook-timeline-publishes-users-location-data.html QUOTE: Facebook is requiring all users to switch over to Timeline by fall, but some aspects of the feature aren’t exactly sitting well with users. For instance, some posts are now displaying a map with the location […]

Java Exploit – Zero Day attack prevention techniques

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Hopefully an out-of-band patch will emerge sooner than the anticipated mid-September timeframe from Sun/Oracle. Below are  approaches to stay protected until a patch arrives: 1. AVOIDANCE — Stay as safe as possible with respect to email, websites, Facebook, etc … Stay on mainstream sites and avoid anything suspicious.  An ounce of prevention is worth a […]

Windows 8 – new licensing terms

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In his blog, Ed Bott shares an excellent summary of licence changes associated with Windows 8 Windows 8 – new licensing terms http://www.zdnet.com/how-the-new-windows-8-license-terms-affect-you-7000003028/ QUOTE:  What’s changed in Microsoft’s radical new license agreements for Windows 8? I’ve got full details about how you can transfer Windows to a new PC, downgrade rights, and who qualifies for […]

Official Microsoft Blog – Master list of blog resources for all products

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On the right side of the Official Microsoft Blog site is a list of numerous blog resources covering virtually every product and technology Official Microsoft Blog – Master list of blog resources for all products (please see list on right) http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/  

Java – New Zero Day malware spreading for unpatched exploit

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Security firms are warning of two new Java based exploits that are unpatched and actively being used in new malware attacks. Java – New Zero Day malware spreading for unpatched exploit http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230736/Java_zero_day_exploit_goes_mainstream_100_sites_serve_malware?source=CTWNLE_nlt_virusv_2012-08-29 http://community.websense.com/blogs/securitylabs/archive/2012/08/28/new-java-0-day-added-to-blackhole-exploit-kit.aspx QUOTE: Attackers using two recently-uncovered Java unpatched vulnerabilities, or “zero-days,” have quickly expanded their reach by going mainstream, security experts said today. […]


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