http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQFrustration with technology has been with us for some time. Hopefully it can be overcome – just as it has for other ‘new age’ technology through the annals of history.
Remember the good old days when phishing schemes were easy to spot, at least to the trained eye? Errors in spelling or grammar, poor graphics, and general misuse of language were instant tip-offs. Those days are gone – modern phishing attacks are very sophisticated and very difficult to spot. Phishing pages are virtually indistinguishable from…Details
Conficker (April) Fools Day The Real Danger is not ConfickerConficker (April) Fools Day The Real Danger is not Conficker
Forgive me if I editorialize and slip from factual reporting into expressing my opinion. April 1 has come to most of the world and the sky has not fallen yet. In fact, most of the incidents reported so far are more related to Conficker hysteria than to the effects of the worm (or are April…Details
If you’re confused about all the Conficker chatter everywhere, as an SME (Small & Medium Enterprise) owner or home user there are some simple steps you can take to be safe. Rest assured, if these instructions sound too complicated, we’re happy to help with these issues either on-site or remotely through the magic of the…Details
Careful what you search for and click on — at least if you’re using Google you benefit from its association with Badware.org. Of course as I searched for “Conficker nmap” this just now, the first hit is: googlesearch-confickernmap As I click on it, here’s the warning: googlesearch-confickernmap-badware If you click on “Why was this site…Details
Overview of the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) -The PCI DSS is a standard set of controls established by the major issuers of credit cards, including Visa and Mastercard, Amex, Discover, and others. -The standard applies to any business that accepts credit card payments. -The current version is 1.2, effective October, 2008.…Details
We have all seen URLs like this one: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Security&articleId=9129269&taxonomyId=17&pageNumber=1 It is, well, a bit long. Sites like TinyURL.com and For the security conscious among us, this represents a troubling security issue. Normally, hovering the mouse cursor over a link will show the actual URL, regardless of the text used in the link. This is a…Details
Phishing sites usually do not run on “known” bad URLs. According to this study, 76% of the phishing sites on the internet are being run from compromised servers. IE7, OpenDNS, and most UTMs maintain anti-phishing blacklists, but if phishing sites are free to move around on compromised servers that also house legitimate sites, anti-phishing blacklists…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).