Malware – USB Thief highly advanced and stealth-like threat

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USB Thief is a data stealing malware agent that resides on an infected USB device.  ESET has excellent documentation on this new advanced threat. http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/dangerous-new-usb-trojan-discovered/d/d-id/1324853 http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/03/23/new-self-protecting-usb-trojan-able-to-avoid-detection/ ‘USB Thief’ could be used for targeted purposes, researchers at ESET say.  The Internet and the growing interconnectedness of networks have made it incredibly easy for threat actors to […]

Microsoft Minecraft – Study documents educational benefits of game

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Microsoft Minecraft is a challenging game which was found to help promote learning based on recent study: http://www.cnet.com/special-reports/minecraft/mindcraft-helping-students-learn Microsoft’s popular video game Minecraft helps kids learn everything from programming, science and math to art, languages and history. Concerned because you can’t pry your daughter away from Minecraft? Worried that your son spends every moment obsessing […]

Microsoft Edge – Built-in Ad blocking may appear in future release.

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At the Microsoft Build conference, improved built-in ad blocking was potentially noted for a future version of Microsoft Edge http://www.pcworld.com/article/3049998/browsers/report-microsoft-will-build-ad-blocking-into-a-future-version-of-microsoft-edge.html Microsoft is working to build ad blocking into the “next” version of Microsoft Edge, according to a report. A slide was presented by Microsoft executives. “Build ad blocking features into the browser” is “targeted for […]

Microsoft BUILD Conference – March 2016

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This key product event started today and shares some of Microsoft’s key strategies for the coming year: http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsofts-5-biggest-announcements-build Microsoft just held an event in San Francisco — at the Moscone Centre, specifically — and used the time to talk about Windows, bots, Skype, Cortana, and lots more. Speakers included Satya Nadella, Terry Myerson, and Bryan […]

McAfee Labs – March 2016 research report

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McAfee Labs shares in their quarterly report growth in Mobile Security malware, Ransomware, and other threats. http://www.eweek.com/security/slideshows/infection-data-shows-rise-in-mobile-malware-development.html http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-quarterly-threats-mar-2016.pdf There are a number of truisms when it comes to IT security statistics, one of them being that, quarter after quarter, the volume of malware continues to grow. New data from Intel Security’s March 2016 McAfee Labs […]


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