AntiVirus Research – AV-Test checks self-production within products

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AV-Test researched Antivirus Products in protecting the base product.  ESET was a strong finisher in the results. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/329844-which-antivirus-products-are-best-at-protecting-themselves   AV-Test researchers gathered 24 consumer-side security products and eight products geared toward business. For each product, they performed a simple census. They enumerated every executable file, dynamic link library, driver, and .sys file associated with the […]

Android Malware – NotCompatible variants major threat in 2014

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Lookout Security documents increased sophistication in latest version of an Android Malware agent called “NotCompatible”    https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2014/11/19/notcompatible/ http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/20/malicious-software-said-to-spread-on-android-phones/ QUOTE:   The new NotCompatible: Sophisticated and evasive threat harbors the potential to compromise enterprise networks A particularly nasty mobile malware campaign targeting Android users has hit between four million and 4.5 million Americans since January of 2013, according […]

Facebook – New Privacy changes for 2015

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Details of Facebook’s forthcoming PRIVACY terms of service starting in 2015: http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/11/27/facebook-strengthen-privacy-policy/   Facebook has announced a set of new privacy focused terms of service, which aims to let users of the social network ‘control their information’, according to The Independent. The changes, which will be live as of 1 January 2015, introduce ‘Privacy Basics’, […]

2015 Security Predictions – Threat Track Security

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The 2nd link provides the detailed study http://www.threattracksecurity.com/it-blog/2015-security-predictions-front-lines/ http://www.threattracksecurity.com/getmedia/4db57e54-3a46-4390-bb6a-2343b6804d63/2015-security-predictions-report.aspx   ThreatTrack Security today published the study 2015 Predictions from the Front Lines which found that expectations for data security next year are surprisingly optimistic given the harsh reality of 2014, which has been the worst year on record for data breaches. Enterprise security staffers are […]

Windows 10 – Continuum interface flexibility

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Windows 10 will feature a new Continuum interface that is still in development and may offer improved ease of use for traditional Windows users http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/30/6873963/windows-10-continuum-touch-interface   During its big unveiling of the new Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft demonstrated a feature called Continuum, which is designed to make it easy for users to switch between […]

Windows 10 – Consumer version preview early 2015

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The new Windows 10 Consumer version of new operating system is expected to preview in early 2015 http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/27/7298717/windows-10-consumer-features-january-event http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2472916,00.asp   Microsoft is planning to detail the consumer features of Windows 10 at an event in January. While Microsoft will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, sources familiar with the company’s plans tell The […]

SPAM – 2014 holiday season warning

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The Internet Storm Center shares heightened awareness of spam, adware, phishing attacks actively circulating  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Lots+of+Black+Friday+SPAM+Phishing/19003 QUOTE: Likely every reader out there, their friends and family, even their pets with email accounts, have received Black Friday SPAM or phishing attempts today. An Amazon sample for One Click Black Friday Rewards is circulating. Of course, that one […]

E-Commerce Safety tips – 2014 holiday season

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PC Magazine shares safe shopping practices in “Keeping Your Data Safe While Shopping For The Holidays” http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/shopping/329924-keeping-your-data-safe-while-shopping-for-the-holidays QUOTE: With so many major retailers hit by point-of-sale malware over the past year, many consumers may decide to shift the bulk of their holiday shopping to online retailers, said Mark Stanislav, a security researcher at Duo Security. […]

Adobe Flash Player – OOB Security Update NOV 2014

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Users should update Adobe products as prompted and below is a new OOB emergency update released just a few days ago http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002768.html http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-26.html   Adobe has released an out-of-band update to fix a vulnerability in Flash Player which was reported by F-Secure. We discovered the vulnerability while analyzing a Flash exploit from an exploit kit […]

MALWARE: Point-of-Sale attack threat high for 2014 holiday season

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Symantec documents that high risk during the forthcoming holiday seasons still remains high.  While it is likely many companies have strengthened controls, it still is a cat-and-mouse game in staying ahead of latest malware developments http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/pos-malware-potent-threat-remains-retailers   As Americans gear up for another holiday shopping season, the threat posed by point-of-sale malware remains high. More […]


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