F-Secure Warns SIRI not safe for business
Security Giant F-secure released a warning that Apple's SIRI app is a vulnerability merely weeks after IBM banned SIRI on it's internal networks due to the possibility of disclosure of critical company data.
ZDNET Story on Siri
Malware is Posing as Software Updates
Travelers attempting to use hotel internet access have been presented with pop-ups that ask users to update software. When the user clicks "OK" or "YES" to confirmthe user's computer installs the malware mistakenly thinking they have
installed an update.
Large numbers of computers are being infected with variants of the Fake Anti-Virus Client.
Sources believe this infection is being propagated through social networking pages. The best option to avoid infection is to keep your anti virus clients updated, use a product like MalwareBytes, and don't click on any shared games, or offers using Facebook.
Hackers target more mid-sized organizations
Paul Mah, a Tech Blogger and security expert in Singapore writes that smaller hackers are "having a field day with unprotected small and mid-sized businesses". A study by security vendor McAfee indicated that attacks on mid-sized organizations is up 13% from last year.
Smaller businesses are targeted for their lesser resources in securing their infrastructure and the wealth of customer information that hackers can cull from their wares.
MSNBC, Stealth Malware steals, imitates social behavior
Linux may not be ready for 48 core computing c/o slashdot
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Users reported strange phone calls from a self-identifying automated dialer claiming to represent their bank regarding their debit cards. The call instructs the recipient to press 1 to continue to reactivate online use of their debit card and then prompts users to enter personal information including their debit card numbers and pin.
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Do not ever enter personal banking information, social security numbers, or other private info through phone calls that you did not initiate. When and if such a call comes in to you, hang up and use your known banking information from previous statements to contact your bank and make sure your information has not been comprimised.
updated June 14, 2012