HeartBleed – List of Major sites where passwords should be changed

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A “zero day” attack for this Open SSL flaw has been undetected for two or more years.  The changing of static passwords at least annually is always a beneficial best practice. Some of the MAJOR impacted sites are listed below: IMPACTED SITES YOU SHOULD SHOULD CHANGE PASSWORDS FOR: Yahoo, Flickr, Tumblr, Blogger/Blogspot, Dropbox, Facebook, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Etsy, Google, […]

Malware – HEARTBLEED Open SSL vulnerability

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  The ISC has escalated to rare YELLOW ALERT status and it is important for administrators to patch expediently and for users to change passwords for email, banking, and other sites that may have been affected. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/+Patch+Now+OpenSSL+Heartbleed+Vulnerability/17921 http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002694.html http://www.komando.com/blog/247387/super-bug-exposes-your-information-on-tons-of-websites http://heartbleed.com/ QUOTE: The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. […]

Malwarebytes v2.0 – Documentation and additional resources

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Additional information shared by fellow security professionals is noted below on how to use the product and the new features effectively: The online guide is available here: http://www.malwarebytes.org/support/guides/mbam/ PDF version available here: http://static-cdn.malwarebytes.org/assets/userguides/2014-03-10/MalwarebytesAntiMalwareUserGuide.pdf Quick Scan –> Threat Scan — Threat Scan is the primary scan to choose because in almost all cases it catches all […]

Hardware – Advantages and Disadvantages of physically shutting down PC

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Interesting & updated article below from Kim Komando on pros/cons of physically powering off desktops or laptops when not in use.  I usually have always done that without major issues. One key advantage is that Windows Updates are often installed during the power off process. Also, when there is a potential for T-Storms everything gets physically […]

Malwarebytes v2.0 – FAQs and Press announcement

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More details on this great new product release: http://blog.malwarebytes.org/news/2014/03/malwarebytes-anti-malware-2-0/ QUOTE: We have also built in and improved our Anti-Rootkit and Chameleon self-protection technologies, which have been in beta for the past year. Additionally, we’ve rewritten Malicious Website Blocking and improved native x64 support.  Most importantly, our detection and removal engine was significantly improved under the […]


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