Mobile Phone users – Facebook checked 14 times per day

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As noted in recent study, smart phone users average 14 queries per day to check on FB updates: http://www.today.com/tech/smartphone-users-check-facebook-14-times-day-study-says-1C9125315 QUOTE: People with smartphones check their Facebook pages an average of 14 times each day. They scroll through news feeds while running errands, comment on friends’ posts while shopping or at the gym, post a photo […]

Google Chrome 26 release resolves security issues

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Chrome has released during updates during March 2013 as follows: http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/google-releases-chrome-26-and-fixes-multiple-flaws/   QUOTE:  Google team has updated its web browser to Google Chrome 26.0.1410.43. Chrome 26 comes to you with security fixes for multiple bugs, resolving 2 high-level flaws, 4 medium-level flaws, and 5 low-level flaws. Google awarded $1,000 in cash to a security researcher who […]

Facebook – New Fake login phishing scam for March 2013

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AVAST warns of an improved FB authentication attack currently circulating: http://blog.avast.com/2013/03/25/fake-facebook-login-pages-spreading-by-facebook-applications/ QUOTE: Another wave of Facebook phishing is spreading among Facebook users. Imagine you get a message from another Facebook user with a link to a new amazing Facebook app. Even if the sender is not your friend, you decide to go to the link. […]

Tax Season 2012 year-end – scams circulating

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As noted by Sophos, please be careful of tax scams circulating currently: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/03/28/spring-ushers-in-us-tax-scam-season/ QUOTE: In the US, To remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams ranging from identity theft to return-preparer fraud, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Tuesday posted its Dirty Dozen list of tax scams for 2013. The IRS compiles the […]

Major DDoS Attacks – Lock down Open DNS resolvers

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Spamhaus, a major anti-spam group, has experienced unparalleled DDoS attacks (e.g., DDoS attack streams up to 300 gbps).  Key safety advice is shared to mitigate this scale of attack so that a complete loss of the site does not occur: http://www.informationweek.com/security/vulnerabilities/spamhaus-ddos-attacks-what-business-shou/240151933 QUOTE: The message then for anyone who maintains Internet infrastructure is simple: Lock down […]

Spamhaus – Largest DDoS attack in history at 300 gbps

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Spamhaus, a major anti-spam group has been under attack for several days.  The scope of this attack is shared in following article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21954636 QUOTE: Spamhaus, a group based in both London and Geneva, is a non-profit organisation that aims to help email providers filter out spam and other unwanted content.To do this, the group maintains […]

Facebook – Improved Who viewed Profile scam circulating in March 2013

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The “Who has viewed your Profile” scam has been one of the most popular ones circulating.  The latest version has been greatly enhanced to import friend photos and should be avoided. http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Who-Viewed-Your-Profile-More-ways-to-experience-Facebook-Scam.html Scam Message: Who Viewed Your Profile – Introducing the new “Who Viewed Your Profile” feature on facebook!  The scam creators cleverly import the […]

Facebook – Messaging System new vulnerabilities found in March 2013

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Facecrooks Security warns of new vulnerabilities as noted below http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Security-Researcher-Finds-Exploit-in-Facebooks-Messaging-System.html QUOTE:  For the second time in a month, Goldschlager has found a dangerous loophole in Facebook’s messaging system that could’ve allowed any savvy hacker access to a users’ information.  Goldschlager said, “Even if the victim has never allowed any application in his Facebook account, I […]

Corporate Trustworthy Computing Requires Security Awareness

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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/dn194322.aspx QUOTE: Over a decade ago, Microsoft initiated an initiative for their company called Trustworthy Computing. At the time, it was a revolutionary concept that set out to fortify internal product security and improve associated human behavioral controls. Today, every company must employ a similar strategy to protect its information resources. Creating a trustworthy computing […]

PCI Standards & Documents Library resources

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For organizations supporting PCI/DSS standards, this link offers a wealth of free resources to help design programs for compliance https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/documents.php?document=pci_dss_v2-0


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