Internet Explorer – Migration to v11 required in early 2016

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Corporate and home users will need to migrate to IE v11 by the FEB 2016 Patch Tuesday update cycle, if they have users on earlier versions. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Patch+Tuesday+Warmup+Internet+Explorer+Sunset+and+Windows+XP+Embedded+End+of+Support/20459/ As we are waiting for the Microsoft Santa to slide down our Data Center air conditioning duct later today to deliver a delicious package of patches (did you […]

Malware – New CryptoWall Ransomware variant circulating

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Ransomware is malware that encrypts documents, photos, and other files on a PC and requires an anonymous payment to obtain a key for unlocking the encryption code.  Users are given a timeframe such as 48 hours to pay the ransom before files are permanently destroyed.  A new variant that many security firms call “4.0” has emerged, […]

Holiday 2015 Safety – Mobile Security Dangers

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Cisco’s security team notes the need to cautious and vigilance when using mobile devices to conduct e-commerce transactions during the 2015 holiday season. http://blog.talosintel.com/2015/11/holiday-shopping-threat-avoidance.html Executive Summary – The holidays are upon us and the shopping season is kicking into high gear. This year, an estimated 270 million consumers will shop online and, for the first time, […]

Data Breach – VTech attack impacts almost 5 million accounts

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Approximately 4.8 million VTech users was recently impacted on this special family networking environment designed primarily for children operating under parental controls http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2495942,00.asp http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-01/vtech-working-with-h-k-regulator-after-children-accounts-hacked It turns out the VTech hacker is hoarding more than just the personal data of millions of customers.  The alleged mastermind behind the fourth largest consumer data breach told Motherboard that […]


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