Category Archives: Security

Don’t fall for Microsoft Phone Scam

Yet again there is a scam going around where you receive a phone call purportedly from Microsoft or some other official sounding Windows related business. Microsoft will not call you to tell you that you have a problem with your … Continue reading

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Honey net and HoneyMap

I found this site a long time ago but I never posted anything about it until now. It’s an interesting site with interesting graphical representation of live as you see it attacks on computers. Honeynet‘s Honeymap  shows a map of the … Continue reading

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Windows 8 final installed

OK I have an MSDN subscription so I pulled the released Windows 8 Pro down and installed on one of the old laptops I have. While Windows 8 has a touch interface and would work well on a touch screen device … Continue reading

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Vulnerable utility control systems warning

USA DHS and ICS-Cert (Industrial Control Systems) have issued another advisory for vulnerable control systems that could be taken over by rogue attackers. These systems have web access points, web servers at port 80, that an attacker can send a … Continue reading

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Flame/Skywiper Malware

Today brings the news of a malware attack focused on the middle east and Iran. Two sets of researchers announced their findings today and many antivirus companies announced they now detect it. Not that the infection rate was so high … Continue reading

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Check your computer for this malware

The FBI and Public Safety Canada and other agencies are telling us of a malware infection of  hundreds of thousands of computer with malware that is very hard to remove. With the arrest of a gang of Estonian computer criminals … Continue reading

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Shoot the victims!

In any other context the words in the title would never be what you would do but when it comes to computers and malware it seems to be the first thing every one does. A company gets hacked and they … Continue reading

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