What You Need to Know About This New Bank Account Threat

By Michelle Drolet . 19 Dec 2014

Sophos Researcher James Wyke recently did an analysis of the malware Vawtrak. He found that Vawtrak has been targeting financial institutions, especially banks. Vawtrak injects a DLL code into the targeted bank’s website, which allows a bypass of the victim’s two-factor authentication and infects the victim with a mobile malware. The malware then automatically transfers … Continue reading What You Need to Know About This New Bank Account Threat

Towerwall Security Alert V13.79 – How to clear out cookies, Flash cookies and local storage

By Michelle Drolet . 5 Dec 2014

by Mark Stockley This quick fix will show you how to clear out cookies and the cookie-like things that can be used to track you online. If you already know what cookies are all about then you can skip the next bit and go straight to the instructions. Why cookies are important Cookies are very small … Continue reading Towerwall Security Alert V13.79 – How to clear out cookies, Flash cookies and local storage

Towerwall Information Security Update Vol 13.78 – 3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer

By Michelle Drolet . 31 Oct 2014

3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer by John Hawes   Following on from our detailed guide to securing your webmail, here’s a quick breakdown of how to make the most important fixes for users of Microsoft’s Outlook.com (formerly known as Hotmail and, for a while, Windows Live Hotmail). Controls affecting Outlook.com security are mainly found … Continue reading Towerwall Information Security Update Vol 13.78 – 3 ways to make your Outlook.com account safer

Shellshock , The Latest Mac OSX and Linux Vulnerabilty—

By Michelle Drolet . 29 Sep 2014

By: Solange_Desc1 Security researchers have discovered a new software bug known as the “Bash Bug” or “Shellshock,” or to those more technically “in-the-know” as GNU Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271)(link is external). This bug, more correctly termed, ‘vulnerability’, potentially allows attackers to gain control over targeted computers. The bug is present in a piece of computer … Continue reading Shellshock , The Latest Mac OSX and Linux Vulnerabilty—

Firefox 32.0 fixes holes, shakes out some old SSL certs, introduces certificate pinning

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Sep 2014

by Paul Ducklin on September 3, 2014   Yesterday was Firefox’s most recent Fortytwosday(updates come out every 42 days, on Tuesdays, in a nod to Douglas Adams), bringing us to Firefox 32.0. For those who like to keep their feature set behind the leading edge, yet stay on top of security fixes, there’s also ESR 24.8 and ESR 31.1. ESR is short for Extended Support … Continue reading Firefox 32.0 fixes holes, shakes out some old SSL certs, introduces certificate pinning

1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do

By Michelle Drolet . 7 Aug 2014

Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73 Hackers have amassed a vast collection of stolen data, including 1.2 billion unique username/password pairs, by compromising over 420,000 websites using SQL injection techniques. Researchers monitored the gang for over seven months, thought to be “fewer than a dozen men in their 20s who know one another personally” based in … Continue reading 1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do

Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73

By Michelle Drolet . 6 Aug 2014

1.2 billion logins scooped up by CyberVor hacking crew – what you need to do   Hackers have amassed a vast collection of stolen data, including 1.2 billion unique username/password pairs, by compromising over 420,000 websites using SQL injection techniques. Researchers monitored the gang for over seven months, thought to be “fewer than a dozen men … Continue reading Towerwall Application Security Alert Vol 13.73

Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.72

By Michelle Drolet . 22 Jul 2014

When an international law enforcement action earlier this month knocked out theGameover botnet, one happy consequence was the takedown of the servers that the CryptoLocker ransomware needed in order to do its dirty work. Well, any celebration over CryptoLocker’s demise is certainly premature – encrypting ransomware is alive and well. With many victims paying up, ransomware is a … Continue reading Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.72

CryptoLocker ransomware – learn what it is and how to prevent it

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Jul 2014

A new ransomware program, known as Cryptolocker, was identified recently. Ransomware can freeze your computer and ask you to pay a fee, but this malicious ransomware does more than just that. (You can use a anti-virus tool to remove the virus.) Cryptolocker is different from other ransomware due to the fact that it allows your … Continue reading CryptoLocker ransomware – learn what it is and how to prevent it

Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.71

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Jul 2014

GameOver Zeus P2P Malware Original release date: June 02, 2014 Systems Affected Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8 Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012 Overview GameOver Zeus (GOZ), a peer-to-peer (P2P) variant of the Zeus family of bank credential-stealing malware identified in September 2011, [1] … Continue reading Towerwall Security/Malware Alert Vol 13.71

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