Internet Explorer 10 verses Google Chrome 25 comparison

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ZDnet shares interesting head-to-head comparison of both browsers.  The latest version of Internet Explorer are excellent in terms of security, performance, and standards adherence.  Firefox and Chrome also are good complementary browsers as well. http://www.zdnet.com/the-best-windows-browser-today-ie-10-or-chrome-25-7000011862/ QUOTE: Microsoft has just released its newest browser for Windows 7: Internet Explorer (IE) 10. Days earlier, Google had released […]

Internet Explorer 10 – Windows 7 verion finalized

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The IE10 build has been finalized for Windows 7 as noted below: http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-delivers-final-version-of-ie-10-for-windows-7-7000011849/ QUOTE: Microsoft released to the Web the final (non-test) build of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 on February 26. IE10 is the latest version of IE and the one that is bundled with Windows 8 and Windows RT. Like IE10 for […]

AutoRun Worm – New version highly advanced and polymorphic

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McAfee labs shares an update on developments for the latest Autorun worm which is very difficult to detect and uses highly advanced techniques to infect vulnerable computers http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/polymorphic-autorun-worm-evolves-and-obfuscates QUOTE: The W32/Autorun.worm.aaeh family usually gets on a victim’s machine through email spam, Blacole drive-by downloads, or downloads by BackDoor-FJW. From a behavioral perspective, it looks like […]

Facebook – New $500 Walmart gift card scam

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There are no “free lunches” available from the Internet and users should never click on links or buttons associated with these scams that often lead to a malicious application. http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Ive-just-received-a-500-Walmart-Giftcard-for-free-and-5-more-to-give-away-to-friends-Facebook-Scam.html QUOTE: I’ve just received a $500 Walmart Giftcard for free and 5 more to give away to friends – Facebook Scam Scam Signature Message: I’ve […]

Adobe PDF Security – First exploit to compromise Sandbox security controls

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McAfee Labs shares an interesting and in-depth article on the first exploit to bypass sandbox controls added in version 10 and higher for Adobe.  Adobe users will greatly improve their security by being on the latest version, as active attacks are circulating for version 9 or lower. http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/analyzing-the-first-rop-only-sandbox-escaping-pdf-exploit http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/digging-into-the-sandbox-escape-technique-of-the-recent-pdf-exploit http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/adobe-flash-zero-day-attack-uses-advanced-exploitation-technique QUOTE: As promised in our […]

SocialSafe backup software for Facebook or other social network data

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As many users store photos and other data on Facebook or other social network environments, this new software product provides a backup service directly to the users computer.  It is described in article by Facecrooks Security. http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Protect-Your-Social-Media-Accounts-with-SocialSafe-the-Ultimate-Backup-Solution.html http://services.socialsafe.net/ QUOTE: A company called SocialSafe provides an incredibly simple way to back up and archive your Facebook […]

Facebook – New Targeted Ad program for store purchases

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Facecrooks Security describes a new voluntary purchase tracking system that is designed to tailor advertising for Facebook users.  Security and Privacy concerns are noted in this article. http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Testing-Targeted-Ads-Based-on-What-you-Buy-In-Store.html QUOTE: Facebook’s targeted advertising is already pretty sophisticated in understanding your tastes, but their ability to monitor your transactions could soon follow you into the real world. […]

Secunia Small Business Inspector – Beta Version

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At the RSA conference, Secunia debuted a new version of their security inpection software designed for small business networks.  Their PSI product for home users has also been an excellent tool to ensure all software is up-to-date on security patches http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/308639-rsa-keep-your-small-business-pcs-fully-patched QUOTE: Software isn’t perfect. Any browser, application, or operating system has holes that can […]

Adobe Flash Security Update – February 2013

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Users should update Adobe Flash when prompted to defend against new attacks in-the-wild http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/adobe/308607-adobe-patches-flash-bugs-attackers-targeted-firefox-users QUOTE: Adobe patched three new security flaws in its near-ubiquitous Flash Player, of which two were already being exploited in the wild. Attackers were specifically targeting Mozilla Firefox users, the company said. The two zero-day vulnerabilities, CVE 2013-0643 and CVE 2013-0648, […]

Targeted Attacks – Defense tactics for 2013

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Trend Labs shares defensive approaches for targeted attacks where a specific group of users might be selected to compromise corporate security controls: http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/understanding-targeted-attacks-how-do-we-defend-ourselves/ QUOTE: Remember that even though we’ve come to accept that attackers have greater control, does not mean that we don’t have any of it. We do, and it is important to take […]


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