Malware Hits The Mac

  Malware Hits The Mac CUPERTINO, Ca. – What a McAfee security expert calls a “nasty” piece of malware, Puper, has hit Apple Macintosh computers with a thud. Michigan Technology News, the online source for Michigan’s technology business

TJX Intruder Moved 80GB of Data Without Detection

This TJX (TJMax, Marshal’s & Home Goods) mess seems to be getting bigger and bigger and I do not see this info coming out in consumer news, only computer industry news. TJX Intruder Moved 80GB of Data Without Detection By Evan SchumanOctober 25, 2007Federal court filings show TJX had failed to comply with nine of the 12 applicable PCI requirements. TJX Intruder Moved 80GB of Data Without Detection

GLITR – State fixes virus slowdown in computers

 Another fine reason to patch your Windows Installations. State of Michigan allowed 55,000 computers get infected with the Rinbot virus. Secretary of the State had to turn people away. Now I wonder if our fine state has a anti-virus / spyware solution and if it is up-to-date. Link to Great Lakes IT Report

Windows OneCare Live 2.0 Beta Testing to Begin – News and Analysis by PC Magazine

Beta testing to start late April, and ship in Fall 2007 New Features: Wireless connection – Help setup secure WIFI connections. Printer Sharing Support – Help connect printers to the local network. Management of Startup Programs – Includes speed boot time by automatically detecting rarely used programs and removed them. Online Backup – Dedicated to photos and requires an additional fee. (Try www.xdrive.com for 2-3 gigs free space an download the desktop app to auto-backup. Unified Monitoring – You can track the security and maintenance status from any PC on the network. Unified Resolution – will let an administrator correct problems on other … Continue reading Windows OneCare Live 2.0 Beta Testing to Begin – News and Analysis by PC Magazine

For Sale: Phishing Kit – Security News Analysis

  RSA this week said it has discovered what it calls the Universal Man-in-the-Middle Phishing Kit, an all-in-one package that provides the raw materials to launch sophisticated phishing exploits that appear to be operating on legitimate Websites. Source: Dark Reading – Desktop Security – For Sale: Phishing Kit – Security News Analysis This is what is worse than exploits and such. People who make it easy for the average person to do.

Ben’s Space: MySpace Viruses and How to Prevent Against Them (and Other Viruses)

 More reasons to be careful on MySpace and other websites. To Whom This May Concern: The MySpace website (http://www.myspace.com) is filled with thousands of viruses. Many of the viruses steal people’s passwords to post advertisements on their bulletins, wasting system resources, bandwidth, and disk space. Other viruses are not meant to advertise, but rather to harm ones system by deleting files, stealing credit card information, and doing so much as deleting ones system. Source: Ben’s Space: MySpace Viruses and How to Prevent Against Them (and Other Viruses)

WARNING: Phishing Scam on MySpace. Test your profile themes!

I went to post a comment on a friends MySpace profile tonight, and I clicked the top navigation banner to go Home to my main screen. I could have chosen Mail or Bog does not matter. Instead I got re-directed to a login screen and thought it was a corny flaky MySpace server. It was not, I looked at the URL and guess what? I had been phished. And IE7’s Phishing filter does not even have a clue (Nor does the latest version of FireFox.). I had to report the profile to MySpace saying I think the user did not … Continue reading WARNING: Phishing Scam on MySpace. Test your profile themes!

Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) and Windows Vista set to Launch Same Day (Plus Special Deal)

  Windows Live OneCare Team Blog: Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) and Windows Vista set to Launch Same Day As you may have heard, Microsoft announced some big news today – the Windows Vista has now been released to manufacturing and the general availability date is set for January 30, 2007!  So what does this mean for Windows Live OneCare?  Quite a bit.  The next generation of Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) will launch globally the same day Windows Vista rolls out to the general public.  Because the new version of OneCare was designed with Windows Vista in mind, we think every … Continue reading Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) and Windows Vista set to Launch Same Day (Plus Special Deal)