The password-stealing trojan Zeus, aka Zbot, PRG has gotten very good at evading antivirus. According to this study, 55% of the computers infected with this virus are running antivirus that is current. I was unable to find any information rating the ability of various antivirus programs to detect this threat, or whether it is detected…Details
There has been no shortage of coverage on the discovery of Carrier IQ’s software being present in 140 million+ handsets. Engadget has a great article that’s been kept up-to-date with developments, but we thought it was worthwhile to summarize our thoughts and comments driven by what our clients want and need to know.Details
Thanks to Alex Brown, who was the first to point this out to me. I also see that Jeremy Laughlin picked up on the story and sent out an email. It appears that a couple of Japanese researchers have taken previous attacks on WPA and applied them to a MITM (Man In The Middle) technique…Details
Many businesses are reactive when it comes to their technology. If it breaks, they get it fixed. If something isn’t working properly, they spend the money to get it working again. Over time, this can get quite costly. Thankfully, we have the ability to remotely monitor hardware and software using Level Platforms. If your server is slow, we get an alert. If a virus infects a workstation, we get an alert. If the CPU (processor) is running hot, we get an alert.Details
For anyone that is using a WordPress Woothemes Template/Theme should be aware that they have recently released a Framework download to resolve a security vulnerability they have identified. Another reason to respect WordPress and those select companies that are releasing premium template themes. They are always on top of the ever present threats from hackers…Details
I recently returned from a trip to Western Europe, and was surprised by the state of their WiFi networks. Now, to be fair, this article is based on my personal experiences, both travelling in North America and a two-week trip in Europe. However, I did feel that there were two interesting comparisons to be made between the…Details
Windows XSS Vulnerability, There's a Patch for That, and Who Says Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Grenades?
[Thanks to Nerd Dennis Houseknecht for this post] – Another XSS (cross site scripting) vulnerability has been found in Windows, and there is exploit code in the wild. Although Microsoft has not yet issued a patch, there is a workaround fix available. – The average Windows user has 22 apps installed (or four times that…Details
Microsoft released several updates for it’s operating systems this week. The ones listed above are for Windows 7, but updates were released for Windows XP and Vista as well. It’s important to apply these updates as soon as they become available, as virus creators often will create infections specifically targeting the vulnerabilities that these patches…Details
In light of reduced SPAM as of late, I was somewhat surprised to see phishing and theft attempts as sophisticated as this come through to my inboxes today – at least one in each of my different email addresses, but all came from email accounts of friends on Facebook. I searched the major anti-virus and malware vendors as well as google and twitter and nothing turned up, so maybe I’m just one of the first to be hit.Details
This is hardly shocking, wi-fi networks in airports are very risky. It is crucial to set up SSL connections and/or a VPN connection to secure communications on public networks. Laptops should be configured to connect to infrastructure networks only – airports are full of rogue ad-hoc “free” wi-fi opportunities (as in opportunities to be hacked).