Android Security – Placing phones into freezer to decrypt passwords

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German researchers have demonstrated a “proof of concept” test where phones placed in a freezer will boot slowly.  This may allow possible access to keys which can be used to decrypt protected information stored on the phone. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/308939-latest-android-hacker-tool-br-a-freezer QUOTE: A team of researchers in Germany has demonstrated a surprising attack on Android phones, where they […]

Windows 8 – Three security tips from PC World

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Below are beneficial Windows 8 security tips from PC World http://www.pcworld.com/article/2027593/windows-8-put-its-hidden-security-features-to-work-.html QUOTE: Microsoft actually introduced a few great features in its new operating system, some of which will help keep you safer from malware and other security threats. Though most of these security enhancements are active by default, you still must be proactive to get […]

Facebook – PokerAgent botnet has compromised over 16,000 accounts

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It is important to always be careful when installing any free application on Facebook, on mobile phones, etc. http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/01/29/pokeragent-botnet-stealing-over-16000-facebook-credentials/ QUOTE:  The ‘PokerAgent’ botnet, which we have tracked in 2012, was designed to harvest Facebook log-on credentials, also collecting information on credit card details linked to the Facebook account and Zynga Poker player stats, presumably with […]

Facebook – Fake Mark Zuckerberg Message circulating

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Facecrooks security warns that a fake message prompting users to re-enter their Facebook credentials is circulating.  This should be avoided as it will compromise FB security for the user. Facebook – Fake Mark Zuckerberg Message circulating QUOTE: The latest malicious scam to go viral on Facebook purports to be a message from Facebook CEO Mark […]

Application Security – Ten recommendations during development

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Dark Reading shares an informative approach to improve application security during development http://www.darkreading.com/application-security/167901123/security/news/240148778/10-commandments-of-application-security.html QUOTE: While application security cascades into just about every facet of IT security today, many enterprises have a difficult time implementing sustainable application security programs that offer measurable benefits to the business. A general disconnect between security goals and the profit motives […]


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