FBI Warning – Increased man-in-the-middle scams during June 2014

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The FBI is warning about increased attacks in recent months: http://www.networkworld.com/article/2393048/malware-cybercrime/fbi-warns-businesses-man-in-the-e-mail-scam-escalating.html QUOTE: The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) are warning businesses to be on the lookout for growing scam that tricks them into paying invoices from established partners that look legitimate but in fact are fraudulent. The FBI says the scam is a […]

Android Security – Selfmite SMS worm

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A rare Android SMS worm has been discovered that spreads to other users via links in text messages. http://www.adaptivemobile.com/blog/selfmite-worm http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249430/Self_propagating_SMS_worm_Selfmite_targets_Android_devices QUOTE: SMS worms for Android smartphones don’t appear very often. The vast majority of Android malware that has been discovered to date can be treated as trojans. But it doesn’t mean that other types of […]

Facebook – How to review older post history

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More comprehensive history review techniques are highlighted below: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/technology/personaltech/finding-old-posts-on-the-facebook-timeline.html https://www.facebook.com/help/www/280386008655300 QUOTE:  QUESTION — I was scrolling back through my Facebook Timeline in my web browser and noticed some of my previous posts and photos weren’t there. How do I get them all back? ANSWER — Facebook typically begins to just show you Timeline “highlights” after […]

AntiVirus – Lastline Labs May 2014 Study

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Lastline Labs shares a year long study of AV effectiveness.  While noting AV protection is essential, it isn’t always timely in detecting latest threats. http://labs.lastline.com/lastline-labs-av-isnt-dead-it-just-cant-keep-up QUOTE: Much has been said in recent weeks about the state of AV technology. To add facts to the debate, Lastline Labs malware researchers studied hundreds of thousands of pieces of […]

Social Networks – Safe practices more critical in 2014

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Users must safely navigate social networks where sensitive information may be exchanged: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/325048-are-social-media-networks-the-next-cyberattack-victims http://www.zerofox.com/whatthefoxsays/the-anatomy-enterprise-social-cyber-attack-infographic/ QUOTE: The past year has seen a number of security horror stories. Now the big question is, who or what will be targeted next? Social risk management company ZeroFox argues that social media platforms are going to be compromised next. In […]

Industry security alliances for 2014

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The following article from eWeek provides an update of alliances working for common good of Internet communities. http://www.eweek.com/security/threat-intel-sharing-communities-spring-up-to-aid-network-defenders.html QUOTE: Three years ago, companies that wanted to exchange information on the latest cyber-threats needed to belong to one of several exclusive clubs, such as the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Microsoft’s Active Protections […]

Adobe Flash Player 14 – June 2014 security update

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Users should promptly update their systems to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player 14 http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/adobe-tackles-security-flaws-with-flash-update/ http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-16.html QUOTE: Adobe Systems has released a new round of security updates for Adobe Flash Player for Windows and Mac. The company released Adobe Flash Player 14.0.0.125, which tackles a total of 6 “vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an […]

Firefox version 30 security and features release

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Mozilla Firefox 30 provides security and feature enhancements http://www.eweek.com/security/firefox-30-delivers-7-security-fixes-other-changes.html http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/30.0/releasenotes/ QUOTE: In contrast to the fanfare associated with Firefox 29 and its new interface, Firefox 30 delivers security fixes and incremental feature updates.  Not all browser releases are full of exciting, new features users will immediately notice. The Mozilla Firefox 30 browser does not include […]

Internet Security – Parental concerns and controls for 2014

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Intego security shares an informative summary of key parental concerns for children accessing Internet resources. http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/infographic-teen-internet-use-and-parental-controls/ QUOTE: These days, children of all ages can access the Internet from all sorts of devices. Do your kids have their own computers or smartphones? Well, if so, chances are good you won’t always be around to monitor their […]

Android Security – ESET Simplelocker Decryptor cleaning tool

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ESET provides an excellent analysis of Simplelocker, which is an Android based File-Encrypting and TOR-enabled Ransomware.  Cleaning and removal techniques are available for variants currently circulating http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/04/simplocker/ http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/06/25/simplocker-new-variants/ http://www.virusradar.com/en/Android_Simplocker.A/description QUOTE: Our developers have created ESET Simplocker Decryptor, an easy-to-use tool to decrypt files that have been encrypted by Simplocker. To install the application, please download […]


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