Archive forOctober 30th, 2013

Microsoft MMPC – Windows XP support ends April 2014

MMPC highlights SIR v15 report and Windows XP vulnerabilities, noting latest Windows versions are safer and more reliable.  The popular O/S is now 12 years old and is being retired for improved and more secure control systems for the PC, laptop, or device. http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2013/10/29/infection-rates-and-end-of-support-for-windows-xp.aspx QUOTE: Earlier today we published a blog post that discussed a new […]

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Microsoft SIR v15 – Windows XP 5 good reasons to update your OS

As shared in volume 15 of the SIR report, more recent operating systems (Windows 7/8) are better hardened for security and can mitigate or prevent most attacks circulating today, with complementary defenses in place (i.e., AV, Firewall, safe user practices, etc) http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx If you need a strong supporting argument and five good reasons to upgrade, look no […]

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Chrome and Safari Ransomware prank emerges during OCT 2013

Intego highlights new version of Ransomware browser locking “prank” that is circulating this month: http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/new-ransomware-prank-affects-chrome-safari-browsers/ QUOTE: Last July, a ransomware prank was found making the rounds on Safari browsers, which tied up the browser window with excessive pop-ups purporting to be from the FBI, demanding users send $300 to have their browser unlocked. The ransomware wasn’t harmful […]

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Apple Safari 6.1 release patches 21 vulnerabilities

Intego highlights important update for Safari browser as follows: http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/safari-6-1-improves-web-browser-security/ http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6000 QUOTE: Apple has released Safari 6.1 with patches for 21 vulnerabilities to improve its web browser security. The Safari update addresses a number of Webkit flaws that may lead to information disclosure and cross-site scripting attacks, as well as a Safari vulnerability related to arbitrary […]

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Malware – Crptyolocker Ransomeware increases during October 2013

Trend reports an an increase in spreading of CryptoLocker malware, as follows: http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/defending-against-cryptolocker/ QUOTE: Over the past few weeks, we’ve been seeing an increase in the number of spreading CryptoLocker malware. This new kind of ransomware has been hitting more users over the past few weeks  Previously, we discussed how these threats were arriving via […]

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