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My Fake ATT Bill…

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before… Looks like my ATT statement is ready, and isn’t nice of them to send me an email notification?  But uh-oh!  Look how much that bill is for!  Surely someone’s made an error!  I’d better click on that link and get this straightened out, pronto! Ok, let’s stop here for a moment and… Read more →

LinkedIn Phishing

  135 million+ members | Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities. I just received a fraudulent email claiming that my LinkedIn account was locked out.  At first glance the sender appeared legit as did the body of the email and the link that I was supposed to click on to… Read more →

ALERT: McAfee DAT #5958 Issue

From McAfee AvertLabs: “McAfee is aware that a number of corporate customers have incurred a false positive error due to incorrect malware alerts. Our initial investigation indicates that the error can result in moderate to significant performance issues on systems running Windows XP Service Pack 3. The 5958 DAT has been removed from McAfee download servers, preventing any further impact… Read more →

Modern Cellular Telephony Security Concerns

The current generation of cellular telephony products presents a wide range of potential risk to the corporate environment. From the simplest cell phones that could expose a corporate phone list, to more advanced cellular devices that are capable of storing and manipulating documents, to the latest smart phones that enable direct access to the network via 802.11 wireless connectivity (“WiFi”);… Read more →

Critical Microsoft Patch Released

The SANS Internet Storm Center is reporting that Microsoft has released a critical security patch to address a vulnerability in remote code execution for users of Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. There are unconfirmed reports that this critical patch was released out of band due to the vulnerability that it addresses is currently being exploited in the… Read more →

Passphrase Mnemonics

How many passwords do you have?  More than one?  Do you have a separate, robust, easily remembered password for each and every login you have?  I’m thinking that the majority of people fall into one of two categories when it comes to passwords; first up are the folks that just find it too annoying or bothersome to try to remember… Read more →