Monthly Archives: March 2014

Think Deleted Text Messages Are Gone Forever? Think Again

CIO – Last month, National Football League special investigator Ted Wells delivered a shocking report about Miami Dolphins player   Richie Incognito’s bullying tactics aimed at teammate Jonathan Martin. At the heart of the report: More than 1,000 text messages,   many … Continue reading

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Researchers attack secured Internet activity to mine personal data

CSO – University researchers have developed a technique that governments and Internet service providers could use to bypass secured   Internet connections and gather valuable personal information. The “analysis attack” on HTTPS traffic had an 89 percent accuracy rate in determining … Continue reading

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Attack campaign compromises 300,000 home routers, alters DNS settings

Note from Fred: Make sure you keep your home router current with the most recent patches. Also, make sure you have changed the default password. IDG News Service – A group of attackers managed to compromise 300,000 home and small-office … Continue reading

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9 must-do’s if you must stick with Windows XP

Network World – Without updates after April 8 Windows XP is expected to fall prey to any number of zero-day attacks for which Microsoft will   provide no defense, but there are some things die-hard XP users can do to make … Continue reading

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Gameover malware tougher to kill with new rootkit component

IDG News Service – A new variant of the Gameover malware that steals online banking credentials comes with a kernel-level rootkit that makes   it significantly harder to remove, according to security researchers from Sophos. Gameover is a computer Trojan based … Continue reading

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Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

British researchers have created a computer virus that they say is the first to spread like a real airborne contagion. Chameleon can spread through densely populated areas like the common cold, the University of Liverpool researchers claim, by hopping from … Continue reading

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