Facebook Scam – Change theme to 8 different colors

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Facecrooks security warns of a new APPLICATION SCAM which is circulating inviting users to change their Facebook settings to support 8 different colors. Members who invoke this scam will send it to all contacts and may compromise their personal information  http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Change-your-FB-Color-to-8-different-colors-Facebook-Scam.html QUOTE: Anytime the URL starts off with apps.facebook.com/app_name_here, you should know that Facebook didn’t develop […]

PC Magazine – April 2013 Anti-Virus recommendations

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As noted below, PC Magazine recently noted key anti-virus tools in recent article: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/310783-which-antivirus-is-best * Best Cleanup — the free Malwarebytes utility excels at cleanup * Best Installation Experience — Malwarebytes, Webroot, and Bitdefender are among those that took a five-star rating * Best Free Antivirus — Malwarebytes is free, but it’s cleanup-only. For ongoing […]

Facebook – Extensive Data Mining by Lawyers in Divorce cases

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As noted in the security awareness post by Facecrooks security, Facebook users should always be careful of what they post on social networking sites http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Study-Finds-that-81-of-Lawyers-Use-Evidence-From-Facebook-Other-Social-Sites.html QUOTE: At this point in the history of social media, virtually everyone understands that what they say or do online can come back to haunt them. A shocking statistic was […]

LivingSocial – Users need to revise passwords after Major Cyberattack

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Numerous users were impacted by this cyber attack and should change their accounts to use strong passwords immediately http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/livingsocial-hacked-50-million-customers-data-compromised/story?id=19057439 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/26/livingsocial-hacked-cyber-attack_n_3165643.html https://livingsocial.com/createpassword QUOTE: LivingSocial, the second-largest daily deal company behind Groupon Inc, said on Friday that it was hit by a cyber attack that may have affected more than 50 million customers. The company said the […]

Android Security – Viber Exploit allows Hackers to unlock phone

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PC Magazine warns of a new exploit that can allow hackers to unlock phones exposing private data and creating opportunities for misuse of the account. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/310678-viber-exploit-lets-hackers-unlock-your-android-phone QUOTE: The Viber messaging app has been gathering momentum on Google Play, but a new exploit might give users pause. Just a few days ago, the security company Bkav […]

Java 8 – Release delayed to focus on improved security

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The special focus on security is a beneficial approach for Oracle.  Security improvements are taking a higher priority than new functions and features. This is a wise strategic approach and am hopeful that security will be strengthened as a result http://mreinhold.org/blog/secure-the-train QUOTE: Security vulnerabilities related to Java running inside web browsers have lately received a […]

Verizon – 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report

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Executive summary and detailed reports are available as follows: http://www.verizonenterprise.com/resources/reports/rp_data-breach-investigations-report-2013_en_xg.pdf QUOTE: This year’s DBIR combines the expertise of 19 organizations from around the globe. Discover stats that might surprise you—from the percentage of espionage-related attacks to the astonishing length of time it often takes to spot a security breach. * 47,000+ Security Incidents Analyzed. * […]

Associated Press Twitter account hacked – Briefly impacts stock market

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This false news alert adversely impacted stock market for couple of minutes today.     http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/042313-twitter-hackers-take-over-ap-269018.html   http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ap-says-its-twitter-account-hacked-2013-04-23   QUOTE: A tweet posted on the Associated Press account Tuesday reporting two explosions at the White House was bogus and is the result of a hack, the news organization said.  “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and […]

Microsoft SIR v14 – Latest state of Antivirus Protection

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Some interesting statistics in volume 14 of Microsoft’s SIR report http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/310501-antivirus-fails-1-in-500-pcs http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2013/04/17/latest-security-intelligence-report-shows-too-many-pcs-lack-antivirus-protection.aspx QUOTE: Yesterday, Microsoft released volume 14 of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR v14) which includes new threat intelligence from over a billion systems worldwide.  I am reaching out as I thought your readers might have interest in hearing your perspectives on how the […]

Boston Marathon tragedy – Fake charities quickly surface

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As in past major events, please watch out for fraud, scams, and malware attacks.  It is recommended to only donate to mainstream official sites (e.g., American Red Cross). I continue to prayfully remember all who were impacted yeserday. http://now.msn.com/boston-marathon-explosion-charity-scam-started-by-fake-twitter-accounts QUOTE: Twitter can be an amazing tool in the wake of a tragedy. However, it can […]


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