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May, 2011

May 31, 2011  5:20 PM

Mac OS Update Takes Care of Mac Malware

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Mac malware, Mac OS X, MacDefender, Trojan, update

Apple has released an update for Mac OS X that addresses the recent scourge of Mac malware. The

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May 31, 2011  5:02 PM

Craigslist Spear Phishing Attack Targets the Wrong Guy

Posted by: Tony Bradley
attack, Craigslist, malware, Microsoft, spear phishing

A service like Craigslist is bound to bring out some shady characters. I know that the few times I have listed something, I have received inquiries from prospective buyers willing to pay more than I was even asking if I would just agree to ship the item to them on faith first. Um, no. Well,...

May 31, 2011  4:41 PM

Second World Cybersecurity Summit in London This Week

Posted by: Tony Bradley
East-West Institute, EWI, Microsoft, Second World Cybersecurity Summit, Trustworthy Computing

The East-West Institute is hosting the Second World Cybersecurity Summit in London June 1 and 2. The EastWest Institute (EWI) was founded in 1980 to bridge technical divides across the Iron Curtain. Now, it...

May 31, 2011  4:08 PM

Malicious Apps Sneak Into Android Market Again

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Amazon, Android, Android Market, Google, malware

A new collection of malicious Android apps was available over the Memorial Day weekend from the official Android Market app store. As many as 120,000 Android devices were...

May 30, 2011  8:16 AM

How to Recognize a Social Engineering Attack

Posted by: Tony Bradley
cookiejacking, Mac malware, MacDefender, rogue AV, scarewar, social engineering

The rogue AV scareware attacks against Mac OS X, and the disclosure of a

May 29, 2011  11:57 PM

Mac Scareware Trail Leads Back to Russian Firm

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Brian Krebs, ChronoPay, Mac malware, MacDefender, rogue AV, scareware

Follow the money. If you want to get to the bottom of something--whether it is a political scandal, a murder mystery, or the source of rogue AV scareware attacks...

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May 29, 2011  11:36 PM

A Tale of Two Cyber Attacks

Posted by: Tony Bradley
authentication tokens, Lockheed-Martin, RSA Security, SecurID, Sony, Sony Playstation Network

Lockheed-Martin was the target of a 'significant and tenacious' cyber attack, and Sony has been plagued by attacks for a month now. However, the results...

May 27, 2011  11:37 AM

See How Strong Your Password Is With Tool From Microsoft

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, passwords, security, strong passwords

Your passwords are the keys to your personal data and sensitive information. You have passwords for various online sites like Facebook, or Twitter, or Amazon. You have passwords for your banking and credit card sites. Guessing your username is generally trivial, so the password is really all that...

May 25, 2011  11:22 AM

Apply Modern Security to Legacy Software with EMET

Posted by: Tony Bradley
EMET, enhanced mitigation experience toolkit, Microsoft, Windows

Windows 7 is more secure than WIndows XP. Period. Likewise, Office 2010 is more secure than Office 2007. It is not that WIndows 7, or Office 2010, or any other new OS or application is magical, it is just the natural evolution of things. New technologies are introduced. New attack techniques are...

May 25, 2011  10:47 AM

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v10

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Mac Defender, Mac OS X, malware, Microsoft, phishing, rogue AV, security, Security Intelligence Report, SIR

Microsoft recently released Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v10. The report aggregates relevant computer and network security data from more than 600 million PCs across 117 countries--providing a comprehensive...

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