Five recommended cybersecurity articles for FEB 2013

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Lookout mobile security recommends these five articles: https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2013/02/11/5-cybersecurity-articles/ QUOTE: Reading these 5 insightful articles won’t leave every cybersecurity stone unturned, but it’s a solid start:Five recommended cybersecurity articles for FEB 2013 Reading these 5 insightful articles won’t leave every cybersecurity stone unturned, but it’s a solid start: 1. President Barack Obama is near issuing an […]

Lookout Mobile Security – Highly rated in recent AV Test

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The blog has been an excellent resource in following mobile security developments.  AV Test recognized mobile security product as providing good protection as well. https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2013/02/18/raising-the-bar-av-testing/ QUOTE:  We’re proud to share that our product was recognized by AV-TEST as a top mobile security product. It is a testament to our approach of using data and advanced […]

Adobe PDF reader – Critical security update for FEB 2013

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Please ensure you are update with this recent update http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/software-patches/308303-adobe-patches-exploit-in-acrobat-and-reader-update-now QUOTE: Adobe pushed a critical update to users of their Reader software yesterday, patching a critical vulnerability being exploited to take control of victims’ computers. The patch is recommended by Adobe for all users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat, XI and earlier. The update impacts […]

Facebook – New Gold Membership scam

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A new “Gold Membership” scam for fee of $9.99 is circulating and should be avoided by all users http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/The-Facebook-%e2%80%9cGold%e2%80%9d-Membership-Hoax.html QUOTE: It seems that a new viral hoax sweeps Facebook every week or so. They always sound vaguely plausible, at least upon first glance and without a close inspection. The latest in this line of semi-believable […]

PDF Security best practices from PC Magazine

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As a top safety tip, recommend moving to version 11 of Adobe Reader as it offers sandbox security controls that help better mitigate scripting attacks http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/308409-read-pdf-files-safely-here-is-how QUOTE: Cyber-attackers frequently trick users into opening PDF files containing malicious code. Once opened, the code triggers security flaws in Adobe Reader and Acrobat and compromises the victim’s entire […]

Microsoft Security Updates – February 2013

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During FEB 2013,  Microsoft issued an extensive security update … Please be sure all servers and PCs are up-to-date corporately and at home … sharing as reminder and ISC has excellent monthly analysis: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-feb https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Microsoft+February+2013+Black+Tuesday+Update+-+Overview/15142

Data Protection – Ten Ways To Lose Your Data In 2013

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Symantec has published an infographic related to some of the latest data loss trends involving both security and contigency planning http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/307948-top-10-surefire-ways-to-lose-your-data-in-2013 QUOTE: For example – putting off file or server backups until tomorrow or some other day could be disastrous. Yes, you may have work that needs to be dealt with right away, but wouldn’t […]

Facebook – How to Lockdown Your Account For Maximum Privacy and Security

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Facecrooks security shares some great best practices with detailed screenshots to help guide users in tuning their privacy and account settings http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/how-to-lockdown-your-facebook-account-for-maximum-privacy-and-security.html QUOTE: Our goal was to create a guide that Facebook users could reference to help them set up their privacy and security controls quickly, easily and appropriate for their comfort level of sharing. […]

Facebook Privacy – Limit your Timeline and Like Preferences

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The new Facebook “graph search” feature may share some personal preferences that users may not want to disclose.  This great advice from F-Secure can help better protect privacy. http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002495.html Yesterday as I was testing Facebook’s Graph Search, which is in Beta, I searched for the following: women who live in Helsinki, Finland and who like […]

Trend Labs – Mobile Security Infographic

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This decision tree infographic is offered by Trend Labs and shares beneficial security and privacy techniques http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/307488-stay-secure-with-this-mobile-privacy-chart QUOTE: While a good start, there’s a few points in the graphic that deserve elaboration. For instance, a blanket statement like “Don’t connect to public hotspots” probably won’t work for most people. Instead, it’s smart to limit your […]


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