Category Archives: Security Threat

Another Game Company Encourages a Bad Email Habit

Informing their users about a potential breach is the right thing to do. However, GearBox executed it poorly by including a direct reset link within the email.

A Week in Security (April 6 – 12)

In case you missed it, here’s a week’s worth of security news for April 6-12.

Internet users: mitigate possible threats brought about by the Heartbleed bug before it’s too late.

Windows XP, You Have Served Us Well

Tips to give you a fighting chance to keep your computers and personal information secured post-Microsoft XP end of life.

When is a PDF not a PDF? When it’s a fake Facebook notification leading to malware.

Prepare to Surf the Wave of Updates

The annual Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest exposed loads of zero-day exploits. Prepare for the floods of updates to fix these security holes.

Malicious Messages Foray Facebook

A trojan is circulating through Facebook stealing accounts and (probably) taking creds.

WhatsApp Spam Campaign Leads to Malware

WhatsApp acquisition ignites spam campaign.

A new variant of the Zeus/Zbot trojan, dubbed ZeusVM, is using images as a decoy to retrieve its configuration file, and waits to steal banking info.

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, but scams and malware sure aren’t.

Tesla hires renowned security researcher Kristin Paget

Tesla Motors revs up its cars’ security by addressing the potential security risks of their cars early in the game.

Encryption is Loud and the Walls Have Ears

Researchers discovered a way to decrypt RSA-4096 encryption just by listening.

Typo Trouble in Bitcoin Land

Always be careful what you type – one wrong letter can cause a world of malware-related problems and more.

Target US Stores Suffer Massive Data Breach UPDATED

Target stores in the US suffer from data breach, millions of card numbers exposed.

Tracking the Locker

CryptoLocker has infected over 34,000 systems between September and early November with 79% of the infections have been located in the U.S. alone. Found Serving Malware

In perhaps a bit of irony, the humor website was flagged by Google’s Safe Browsing Technology. is a website derived from the original “Cracked” magazine back in the 1950′s. The website was formed in 2007 and has been making people laugh ever since. At least until it started infecting computers.

Microsoft 0-Days: An Explanation and Safety Tips

[Update]: Microsoft has announced it will issue a patch for the newly discovered IE zero day tomorrow as part of the November Patch Tuesday. The vulnerability, now labeled CVE-2013-3918 affects an ActiveX control in Internet Explorer. More details can be found on Microsoft’s website. Last week we heard about a Windows zero day that allows attackers […]

Windows XP’s retirement: Google takes a poke at it

We’ve known for a while now about Microsoft’s decision to retire the very popular Windows XP operating system next year, but here comes Google to XP users rescue?

This month marks the 10th Anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month and hopefully influences folks to learn, prepare and take action to make our shared cyber world a safer one.

Microsoft releases fix for IE Zero-Day

Microsoft announced a new Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability yesterday. The zero-day’s target was very limited so far, but could be integrated into future exploit kits.

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