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AirHopper: Even Air-Gap Networks are Not Secure

It’s a good time to be in the Cybersecurity business. Quite often, highly secure computers are disconnected from the outside world so as to not get hit by hackers. However, it seems these air-gap networks named for their isolation from...

9 Shocking Facts about the Nasdaq Breach by Russia

In October 2010, the FBI determined malware, most likely from an intelligence agency of another country had snuck into the Nasdaq’s central servers. The following facts are the most shocking: Several different groups were operating freely on Nasdaq computers, some...

Scam Users, Accumulate Facebook Likes, Buy a Ferrari

Bitdefender Labs recently reported that a site showing kittens and unicorns suggested users download a “business flash” plugin in order to see a video. At this point the plugin takes control of the user’s computer allowing cookie information to be...

NQ Mobile Protects Android Phones from Malware and Viruses

Last year Roger McNamee mentioned that he doesn’t think Android has a bright future because of the malicious apps proliferating on the platform and to his point Android malware is up over 400% with no signs of slowing down. This...

Will Future Hackers Be Short-Sellers?

If you are publicly traded in a country where shorting is allowed – you are a bigger target   One can’t help but wonder if the opportunity currently exists for hackers to find loopholes in the security of publicly traded...

Do Not Connect to Free Public WiFi

Last week at ITEXPO in Los Angeles there was the standard Free Public WiFi option which you see virtually anywhere there are other wireless devices. I know not to click on this network now but I am sure I was...

Infected by Virus This Morning

I got a nasty computer virus on my office PC last night and now my tech team is trying to fix it. Not sure how I got the thing but I am willing to bet it had to do with...

iTunes and User Accounts Hacked

This past weekend I covered the hacking of the iTunes App Store and it seems user accounts now have been compromised as well. Some users have seen unauthorized spending in their accounts hit $1,400 and Apple is being slow to...

Combofix is Great Antivirus Software

A malicious - fake antivirus messageIt's funny how ironic life can be as a few weeks back I posted an entry warning my readers about the various forms of malicious antivirus malware apps which try to install themselves on your...

Skype Problem with your Payment Scam

TMC has been getting inundated with emails lately about problems with Skype accounts we don't own. We checked into the malicious script embedded in the emails and they appear to send you to servers in Estonia where your computer is...

Malicious Software to Avoid Online

As a tech person I am often called upon to help people I know fix their computers when there is a problem. While my regular readers are no doubt aware of many of the Internet scams which infect computers with...

FBI Director Almost a Phishing Victim

The fact that FBI Director Robert Muller almost fell victim to an online banking phishing scam which he said was started with an authentic looking email should be very scary news for all of us. After all, this isn't a...

Swine Flu Evolution

If you are interested in evolution and/or swine flu, check out this well-written article which details how swine flu is evolving before our eyes to be spread between pigs and humans and then humans and humans.Those people who don't believe...

SheevaPlug and the Plug Computing Paradigm Shift

I long for the days when I could say paradigm shift with a straight face. I remember in 1998 I used to say it all the time in conversations. Portals, Ecommerce, web auctions, VoIP, etc there was so much innovation...

Preparing For Cyber Attacks

While ensuring the security of physical structures and events such as ball games is crucial to a comprehensive national security plan, we must not forget about cyber security and as terrorist threats from various groups and even nations continue, it...

Half a Million Hacked Websites

I don't mean to sound alarmist but half a million hacked websites? is that how many there are? In other words if users hit any of 500,000 sites using IE they will likely be infected? Talk about an electronic pandemic....

iPhone Denial of Service Vulnerability

Radware today discovered the iPhone Safari browser is vulnerable to denial of service attack. The specific model being tested was the Apple iPhone1.1.4. In order to experience this problem a user must browse to a website containing malicious Javascript...

Gadget Virus Complaints

It is enough to make you cry. That shiny new gadget you crave, went out and purchased and carried home with the utmost care could be home to a virus living snugly in your device's memory waiting for someone unsuspecting...

Virus Fights Brain Cancer

Check out this great article on how a virus can be altered to cure brain cancer. While this is not something we can use to cure humans as of yet, the potential for this breakthrough is great. "The brain cancers...

New Germ Free Keyboard

How many colds and viruses are picked up because of shared keyboards and phones? Now there is a solution for the problem of spreading germs through shared keyboards at least. If you think this is a small problem consider...

SpamThru: P2P Anti-Virus Trojan

A state of the art p2p Trojan horse called SpamThru includes its own anti-virus software to ensure it isn’t competing with other viruses or Trojan horses. We are seeing viruses enter the age the of the ultimate selfishness where they...

Protecting IMS/UMA and IP Communications

The advent of any technology is when unscrupulous users see if they can take advantage of it. The first computer worms, viruses and spam are a few examples of how good technology was used by those with malicious intent to...

Microsoft Windows, Outlook, and Exchange Vulnerabilities

I thought I would pass this security alert on. Seems like a lot of security problems this past few weeks. I am looking forward to more secure operating systems/software in the future.---------------------                     National Cyber Alert System                 Technical Cyber Security Alert...

The Real Hacker Damage

Like any good computer Samaritan I do all I can to avoid having my computer taken over and used in denial of service attack or to send volumes of spam messages on behalf of those malicious people who benefit from...

Airborne

A coworker told me about Airborne and how it helps kill a cold quickly. I have taken these effervescent tablets a few times over the past year and they seem to work very well. I have even had great success...
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