Library file in certain Android Apps connects C&C servers

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Jun 2012

TrendMicro has uncovered certain Android apps (detected as ANDROIDOS_BOTPANDA.A) containing a malicious library file, which when executed, renders the infected device as a zombie device that connects to specific command and control (C&C) servers. What is also noteworthy about this file is that it hides its routines in the dynamic library, making it difficult to … Continue reading Library file in certain Android Apps connects C&C servers

U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War

By Michelle Drolet . 28 Mar 2012

There was a recent article in the Wall Street Journal in which the top cyber cop Shawn Henry, spoke how we are loosing the battle with the hackers. At times the hackers can keep up us all night worrying about our networks, employee actions whether intentional or not, we need to remain vigilant and on … Continue reading U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War

Event: Don’t be a stooge when it comes to data security.

By Michelle Drolet . 12 Mar 2012

Join us for an unprecedented security event! Friday, April 13th, 8:00 am – AMC Movie Theatre Framingham, MA Join Towerwall, Trend Micro, Application Security Inc., Sophos, Varonis, Vormetric and WAVE for a brief presentation on data and network security followed by a free breakfast and screening of the world premiere movie: The Three Stooges. Click … Continue reading Event: Don’t be a stooge when it comes to data security.

Recommended Reading for Every Entrepreneur

By Michelle Drolet . 12 Mar 2012

Boston Business Journal asked Towerwall for required reading for every entrepreneur. Michelle Drolet recommends “The Power of Nice” by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval. Nice companies have lower turnover and higher productivity. Click here to read the article.

Can you stamp out spambots? No, but you can help

By Michelle Drolet . 16 Feb 2012

The headline reads, “FBI warns of new malware targeting bank accounts,” but it could just as well say, “More new victims born from opening emails.” From the simple act of opening an email and clicking on an attachment, the victim’s username and password to their bank accounts are stolen by a process called keylogging, where … Continue reading Can you stamp out spambots? No, but you can help

Loss Of Customer Personal Information Damages Banks’ Credibility

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Feb 2012

On Jan. 5, federal law enforcement seized several automobiles worth about $100,000 in value. They had belonged to the former president of the Massachusetts Bank and Trust Company and were taken as restitution for his defrauding the bank in 1997. It seems that not a day passes by when news of banking-related fraud, money laundering, … Continue reading Loss Of Customer Personal Information Damages Banks’ Credibility

Security Awareness Conference

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Oct 2011

This Thursday, October 20th I will be a guest presenter at the 5th annual Pioneer Valley Information Security Awareness Conference at Holyoke Community College. A comprehensive slate of topics will be discussed, notable will be trends in cyber crime, protecting business data, the security of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and women … Continue reading Security Awareness Conference

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