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September 26, 2011  2:08 PM

Windows 8: Protecting against Malware

Posted by: Tony Bradley
exploit, malware, protection, security, Windows 8

With each incarnation of Windows, Microsoft has made the operating system more secure by default. Windows 8 is no exception. In Windows 8, Microsoft has

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August 8, 2011  10:04 AM

Modern Security Threats are More Like a War Than an Attack

Posted by: Tony Bradley
advanced persistent threat, APT, cyber-attack, Fidelis Security Systems, malware

The key to understanding how to deal with a modern security threat is to stop thinking about it as an attack.  An attack is a short-lived event with a clear beginning and end....

July 31, 2011  9:58 PM

Mac Malware Still Prowling About

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Backdoor Olyx, Mac, malware, Microsoft

I know that the whole MacDefender thing isn't making headline news everyday anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean that attackers are done with Macs. On the contrary, Pandora's box has been opened, the Mac has made it onto the attacker's radar, and Mac users probably have a lot more of this to...

July 27, 2011  3:48 PM

Symantec Report: Rise in Attacks Targeting Mobile Users

Posted by: Tony Bradley
malware, phishing, security, spam, Symantec

The July edition of the Symantec Intelligence report combines research and analysis from the MessageLabs Intelligence Report, and the Symantec State of Spam &...

June 24, 2011  9:39 AM

Survey Uncovers Risky Misperceptions on Security

Posted by: Tony Bradley
antivirus, G Data Software, malware, porn sites, security, spam

G Data Software has

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  4:08 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 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...

April 21, 2011  10:02 PM

McAfee Report Finds Critical Infrastructure Woefully Insecure

Posted by: Tony Bradley
critical infrastructure, cyber-attack, malware, mcafee

It is called the "critical" infrastructure for a reason. If the country were ever to fall prey to a physical attack, a cyber attack, or even a biological epidemic, it might not matter if we can't see this week's episode of Glee in HD, and it won't be the end of the world if the corner store runs...

April 18, 2011  4:01 PM

Message Labs Reports Rise in ZIP File Spam

Posted by: Tony Bradley
botnet, Coreflood, Intelligence Report, malware, Message Labs, Rustock, spam, ZIP file

The first quarterly report from Message Labs for 2011 sends mixed signals about the state of spam. With the Rustock botnet being killed off in March (

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