Facebook – New Post Editing feature

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Facebook has implemented a new EDIT feature (that offers audit trail) … Originally, posts were locked down so that likes or responses would be in line with original posts (primarily to prevent pranksters from changing content of message to the opposite meaning) http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Enables-Users-to-Edit-Posts.html QUOTE: you’ve ever posted something on Facebook that you’ve immediately wanted to tweak or […]

Mobile Security – Apple two iOS7 applications patched

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Apple recently patched two key mobile applications as follows: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/mobile-security/316366-mobile-threat-monday-suspicious-imessage-android-app-and-ios-7-mailbox-app-havoc QUOTE:  This week on Mobile Threat Monday, we look at two mobile issues related to Apple products—though, interestingly, one of them is on Android. The good news is that both of the two stories we’re highlighting today have already been solved, but the bad news […]

Facebook – iPhone5 giveway scam SEP 2013

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An old expression “there are no free lunches on the Internet” applies in the newly updated scam currently circulating http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Beware-iPhone-Giveaway-Scams-on-Facebook.html QUOTE: Apple unveiled details of its long-awaited new iPhone models this week, announcing the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. While the impending September 20 release date for the phones has been a cause for […]

Facebook – AI based software analyzes user posts

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Facecrooks security shares an awareness of this new analytical process: http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Uses-Artificial-Intelligence-to-Analyze-Intent-Emotions-in-Your-Updates.html QUOTE: Facebook is constantly seeking ways to better analyze its users’ posts and find ways to target its advertising and content. Last week, it was revealed that the site is investigating deep learning (i.e., artificial intelligence) techniques that can create a “simulated neural network” […]

MALWARE – SHYLOCK Banking trojan re-emerges SEP 2013

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ESET reports report a major Banking trojan is currently spreading and targets 24 different banking systems.  Users should ensure they are malware free in all ecommerce transactions. http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/09/20/cant-keep-a-bad-man-down-shylock-trojan-returns-to-attack-u-s-banks/ QUOTE:  A stealthy banking Trojan known as Caphaw or Shylock has resurfaced –  and is attacking customers of 24 American banks. It’s armed with defensive and stealth abilities […]

MALWARE – Win32/Napolar BOTNET emerges SEP 2013

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ESET reports new BOTNET has emerged that appears to be spreading using malicious Facebook links: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/09/25/win32napolar-a-new-bot-on-the-block/ QUOTE:  There is a new bot on the block. ESET identifies it as Win32/Napolar while its author calls it solarbot. This piece of malware came to our attention mid-August because of its interesting anti-debugging and code injection techniques. It […]

MALWARE – New TDL4 Rootkit Variants SEP 2013

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These New TDL rootkit Variants capitalize on Exploit CVE-2013-3660 http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002612.html http://labs.bitdefender.com/2013/04/new-tdl-clones-in-the-wild/ QUOTE: Last year, ESET mentioned a TDL4 variant (some AV vendors refer to it as Pihar) that employs new techniques to bypass HIPS as well as to elevate a process’s privileges to gain administrator access. The droppers of the variants we recently saw also […]

Facebook – New eCommerce capabilities with PAYPAL

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Facecrooks security notes that new Facebook partnership with PAYPAL and other similar services ahead.  Users should be extra cautious and use best practices in a highly public environment. http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Now-Lets-You-Store-Credit-Card-Details-for-Autofill-Billing-in-Apps.html QUOTE: Facebook announced this week that it is partnering with PayPal and a couple of other ecommerce providers to give users the ability to autofill their […]

Internet Storm Center – YELLOW ALERT IE exploit during SEPT 2013

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Internet Storm Center issued a rare one day YELLOW ALERT to promote awareness of IE exploits circulating in the wild. https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Threat+Level+Yellow%3A+Protection+recommendations+regarding+Internet+Explorer+exploits+in+the+wild/16634 http://www.fireeye.com/blog/technical/cyber-exploits/2013/09/operation-deputydog-zero-day-cve-2013-3893-attack-against-japanese-targets.html QUOTE: The Internet Storm Center is beginning to see increased evidence of exploits in the wild regarding Microsoft Security Advisory 2887505.  Accordingly, we’re moving the InfoCon up to Yellow.  Microsoft is investigating public reports of a vulnerability in all […]

Internet Explorer – Security Advisory 2887505

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Users should exercise caution at websites until Microsoft completes the full patch: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-internet-explorer-zero-day-found-targeted-attacks http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2887505 QUOTE:  On September 17, Microsoft issued an advisory reporting a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer: Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2013-3893). The advisory states that the vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow attackers to execute […]


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