Microsoft Surface Pro 3.0 – in depth review

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This Computer World evaluation shares a comprehensive review of latest version http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248650/Surface_Pro_3_deep_dive_review_Has_Microsoft_finally_got_it_right_ QUOTE: However, if you think of the Surface Pro as a laptop plus tablet, things look better. You’ll have to buy a Surface Pro Type Cover for $130, putting the total starting price at $930. That’s not a bad price for a premium […]

Malware – Cryptolocker corporate lessons learned analysis

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A “Lessons Learned” evaluation from ISC is shared with two valuable recommendations https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Cryptodefense+infection+some+lessons+learned/18165 QUOTE: Cryptodefense made its appearance around February this year on the back of the success of Cryptolocker. The basics remain the same though and once infected the malware searches out PDF, doc(x), jpg and a few more document types and encrypts those. […]

Malware – Cryptolocker attack uses fake Australian Electric Bill

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Cryptolocker is a highly destructive attack that can permanently encrypt files so they cannot be recovered without paying for a key to unlock.  This new attack is well described and realistic enough to trick some users. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Fake+Australian+Electric+Bill+Leads+to+Cryptolocker/18185 https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/ad9692b0d589faf72121e4c390138dfe872fe913f73dd1edb699e60bab38f875/analysis/ QUOTE: The e-mail claims to come from “Energy Australia”, an actual Australian utility company, and the link […]

Encryption – Open Source TrueCrypt warns of safety issues

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The Open Source TrueCrypt product and website encourage users to seek alternatives as some compromises to user safety may have been discovered.  There is not a lot known about these warnings so far.  Further developments are likely to emerge later. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/324131-truecrypt-shut-down-what-to-use-now-to-encrypt-your-data http://grahamcluley.com/2014/05/truecrypt-insecure/ https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/True+Crypt+Compromised+Removed/18177 QUOTE: If you use TrueCrypt to encrypt your data, you need to […]


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