MALWARE: Regin advanced spyware threat

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Symantec documents a highly advanced form of spyware that is very stealth-like and difficult to detect and may have been used in variety of attacks http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/regin-top-tier-espionage-tool-enables-stealthy-surveillance http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/regin-analysis.pdf http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2013-121221-3645-99   An advanced piece of malware, known as Regin, has been used in systematic spying campaigns against a range of international targets since at least 2008. A […]

Microsoft Security Updates – NOVEMBER 2014

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Critical Security updates to Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer,  Office and other products became available on Patch Tuesday. This is a large security update and users should promptly update to enjoy best levels of protection. So far, no issues encountered in early use after installation.   https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Microsoft+November+2014+Patch+Tuesday/18941 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-nov

Leadership – Thanksgiving reflections

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For IT Project Managers, this the John Maxwell blogs are exellent resource http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/happy-thanksgiving-1 QUOTE: Here in the United States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. For most of us, that means time with family, great food, and a chance to reflect on what we’re thankful for from the past year. When I look back on this year, I […]

Microsoft OOB update – MS14-068 Kerberos security patch

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A few days ago, Microsoft released an out-of-band update  and this is beneficial to apply http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2014/11/19/security-bulletin-ms14-068-released.aspx   Today, we released an out-of-band security update to address a vulnerability in Kerberos which could allow Elevation of Privilege. This update is for all supported versions of Windows Server and includes a defense-in-depth update for all supported versions […]

Mozilla Firefox – v34 to feature advanced search

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As a complementary browser, v34 will provide improved security and functionality in next release https://blog.mozilla.org/ux/2014/11/find-it-faster/ http://venturebeat.com/2014/11/25/mozilla-unveils-firefox-will-soon-offer-one-click-buttons-for-all-your-search-engines/   How often have you done a web search, already knowing that you would click the first result that looked like a Wikipedia page? Quite often? Then Firefox is about to make your life easier. With the new one […]

Leadership – Importance of positive attitude

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John Maxwell’s Leadership blog is a favorite resource for Project Management advice. QUOTE: A positive attitude can be a person’s greatest asset. In fact, an upbeat attitude can take people to places that their ability could never carry them on its own. Attitude acts like a booster rocket, lifting people to a higher altitude than […]

FaceBook – New Anti-Spam controls for NOV 2014

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Facebook has recently improved anti-spam controls as noted below http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Tells-Page-Owners-Stop-Spamming-News-Feeds.html/ http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2014/11/news-feed-fyi-reducing-overly-promotional-page-posts-in-news-feed/ QUOTE: Facebook announced this week that it has once again tweaked its News Feed algorithm based on a user survey, and will now devalue “overly promotional page posts.” According to Facebook, they want to get rid of spammy page posts that push people to […]

FaceBook – New Privacy policy as of NOV 2014

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FaceBook – New Privacy policy as of NOV 2014 Facebook has recently updated & improved their privacy policy.  Users may be prompted to review settings, which is always valuable over coming days (as I received notification this morning) http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/11/13/facebook-gives-its-privacy-policy-a-makeover/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Simplifies-Privacy-Policy-%e2%80%93-Again.html/ https://www.facebook.com/about/terms-updates   This week, Facebook announced another tool designed to further simplify its privacy policy and make […]

AntiVirus Trial Kits – Microsoft NOV 2014 study

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Some users may not be versed in AV renewal process which requires users to pay for and activate annual licensing renewals promptly and accurately in trial version products.  There is danger in not keeping up after in the changing landscape of malware attacks. http://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrust/2014/11/12/your-antivirus-protection-has-expired-so-what-you-might-be-surprised-microsofts-new-cybersecurity-report-explains/ http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/329462-is-your-antivirus-running QUOTE:    Do you have antivirus protection? “Of course I do,” you may […]

Security Awareness Podcasts – Social Engineering security site

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The link below features 62 podcasts, most of which are around one hour in length: http://www.social-engineer.org/category/podcast/ QUOTE: Welcome to the Social-Engineer Podcast! The second Monday of each month we will be releasing a new and exciting episode, each with its own specific topic of the month.


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