For the fifth year, the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) is spearheading National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a comprehensive outreach campaign to empower all Americans and businesses to take steps to secure their part of cyberspace. Click here to get more information on steps you can take to contribute to cyber awareness activities.
There is a scam being perpetrated by a company claiming to be “Canadian Pharmacy #1 Internet Online Drugstore”.
They use a wide variety of methods to lure you to their site. The latest comes in an email claiming to be from Facebook (See an example.)
People that have been fooled by the website [...]
A massive phishing scam similar to the recent bank fraud scams is being sent in emails that look like the following:
From: “Microsoft Customer Support”
Subject: Update for Microsoft Outlook
Update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express (KB910721)
Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Outlook / Outlook Express. This update is critical and provides [...]
Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for May Security Bulletin
added May 7, 2009 at 02:58 pm
Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that the May release cycle will contain one bulletin with a maximum severity rating of Critical. The notification states that the Critical bulletin is for Microsoft PowerPoint. The release is scheduled for Tuesday, [...]
Mozilla has released a new version of the Firefox web browser. “Firefox has security, speed and new features that will change the way you use the Web. Don’t settle for anything less.”
The Safest Web Browser
Mozilla says, “Simply put, your online security is our top priority. Firefox includes strict anti-phishing and anti-malware measures, plus easy ways [...]
Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and Forefront Edge Security as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2009. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, or operate with escalated privileges.
Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
Microsoft has released an [...]
Hackers planted malware onto the network of the U.S. electrical grid. It is likely their intent was to cripple the power infrastructure. According to security researcher Roger Thompson the hackers probably gained access like many others by exploiting holes in software, such as, Windows.
“Any computer connected to the Internet is potentially vulnerable. [...]
Using anti-virus and anti-spyware software is an important part of cyber security. But in an attempt to protect yourself, you may unintentionally cause problems.
Isn’t it better to have more protection?
Spyware and viruses can interfere with your computer’s ability to process information or can modify or destroy data. You may feel that the more anti-virus [...]
US-CERT saw no evidence of nefarious behavior associated with Conficker on April 1, 2009. It is important to understand that it is still unclear what Conficker is intended for and capable of doing. Systems with infections must be cleaned now. An infected system could enable an attacker to remotely take control of that system and [...]
Microsoft has released security advisory 969136 to address reports of a vulnerability in Microsoft Office PowerPoint. By convincing a user to open a specially crafted Office file, a remote attacker may be able to gain access to the affected system with the same rights as the user running PowerPoint.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review [...]