National Crime Agency – United Kingdom security site

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This agency is similar to FBI in warning of breaking news, investigating incidents, and working with law enforcement agencies to prosecute online criminal events. http://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/ QUOTE: The NCA is a new crime-fighting agency with national and international reach and the mandate and powers to work in partnership with other law enforcement organisations to bring the […]

Ransomware – Crytolocker spreading in massive spam campaigns

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Crytolocker is a dangerous new worm that encrypts data on infected user systems and requires them to pay usually $300 for their data back.  As files are permanently damaged by encryption, users must  completely restore data if they refuse payment.  Users should always be cautious with email messages and website links http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/cryptolocker-alert-millions-uk-targeted-mass-spam-campaign http://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/256-alert-mass-spamming-event-targeting-uk-computer-users http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/cryptolocker-emergence-connected-to-blackhole-exploit-kit-arrest/ QUOTE:   […]

Adobe – Flash Player update NOV 2013

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All users should promptly update to latest version of Flash Player for important security patches: http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/adobe-flash-player-update-fixes-memory-corruption-bugs/ QUOTE: Adobe released security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Mac, Windows and Linux, resolving memory corruption bugs in the software. These updates specifically address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control […]

Malware – Conficker worm circulating after 5 years

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As Trend Micro notes, there are many systems world wide that do not have this vital 2008 security patch in place to prevent automatic infections. http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/five-years-old-and-still-on-the-run-downad/ http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/us/infographics/infograph/malware-profile-conficker QUOTE: Five years ago, Conficker/DOWNAD was first seen and quickly became notorious due to how quickly it spread and how much damage it caused.  Remarkably, after all that time, it’s still […]

Google Android 4.4 – KitKat OS new features

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Features of this new Mobile OS are noted in following links http://www.android.com/versions/kit-kat-4-4/ http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/android-4-4-kitkat-detailed-small-welcome-changes-8C11506978 QUOTE: Google has revealed the features contained within the latest version of Android operating system, 4.4 or KitKat, which it first announced in September. There’s nothing mind-blowing, but the features are helpful — and hint at devices to come.  KitKat relies more […]

Kaspersky – Top Product in OCT 2013 AV-TEST

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Several free and subscription based AV products were recently evaluated by AV-Test http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/318225-kaspersky-wins-independent-antivirus-test-trifecta http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-xp/sepoct-2013/ QUOTE: Sometimes it seems like there’s a tradeoff; if you want the best protection maybe you have to accept a little performance drag.   Kapersky has managed to excel in all areas. It earned the maximum possible score overall; first time I’ve […]

Facebook – How to Clear Search History

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Facecrooks security highlights this privacy protection technique: http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/How-Clear-Your-Facebook-Search-History.html/ QUOTE: All Facebook users have an ‘Activity Log’ that tracks your actions across the platform, and this includes anything you have searched for on Facebook. Only you can see your search history, so this information isn’t available to your friends or to the public.  However, if you […]

Facebook – New XBOX-1 and PS4 based Scams circulating

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There are almost NO free or highly discounted items on Internet, especially products that are brand new and in high demand.  These scams are usually bait for malware or privacy compromise and please avoid clicking on any links or entering any personal data.  Facecrooks security shares an informative warning: http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Beware-PS4-Xbox-One-Scams-Facebook.html/ QUOTE: Whenever people are buzzing […]


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