Dealing with Phishing Messages

By Michelle Drolet . 18 Oct 2012

According to the article in Dark Reading,  Study: Phishing Messages Elude Filters, Frequently Hit Untrained Users, many people are still being tripped up by phishing emails. The article summarizes the findings of a survey that was conducted at the Black Hat USA security conference held in July 2012. Of the 250 conference attendees that were polled, … Continue reading Dealing with Phishing Messages

Introducing Towerwall’s VOIP Assessment Services

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Oct 2012

Towerwall is proud to offer our new VOIP Assessment Services. Do you know if your VoIP phones and servers are segmented from the rest of your network? Even if they are, segmentation alone may not protect your voice assets. Towerwall, Inc. has developed an approach that is extremely effective in testing the security of VoIP … Continue reading Introducing Towerwall’s VOIP Assessment Services

Introducing Towerwall’s Threat Spotlight

By Michelle Drolet . 15 Oct 2012

We are proud to announce our Threat Spotlight, sign up for our Twitter feed and get the latest threats and how to protect against them.   Threat Spotlights as of October 15, 2012: AutoInf AutoInf is a component used by many malware families, notably Conficker, Sality and AutoRun. AutoInf is used to automatically run associated … Continue reading Introducing Towerwall’s Threat Spotlight

BYOD means Bring Your Own Dilemma

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Oct 2012

It’s becoming more and more common for workers to store work-related documents on their smartphones, tablet computers and other devices they bring to and from work each day. While this can be convenient–employees can access important documents at home or on the road–it also creates greater security risks for businesses. Employees’ Devices May Not Be … Continue reading BYOD means Bring Your Own Dilemma

New Internet Explorer zero day being exploited in the wild

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Oct 2012

After the last zero day exploit on Java we reported some weeks ago it appears that a new 0day has been found in Internet Explorer by the same authors that created the Java one. Yesterday, Eric Romang reported the findings of a new exploit code on the same server that the Java 0day was found some … Continue reading New Internet Explorer zero day being exploited in the wild

Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords…

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Oct 2012

Beware any emails which claim to come from privacy@microsoft.com – it could be that you’re being targeted in an attack designed to steal your AOL, Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Live password. At first glance, if you don’t look too carefully, the emails entitled “Microsoft Windows Update” may appear harmless enough. But the grammatical errors and … Continue reading Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords…

Microsoft discovers Chinese malware pre-installed on new PCs

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Sep 2012

Microsoft has published evidence of an extraordinary conspiracy in which potent botnet malware was apparently installed and hidden on PCs during their manufacture in China. This is a big deal, the team at Towerwall has been aware that this level of threat and exploitation existed, but none the less surprised. Read the rest of the … Continue reading Microsoft discovers Chinese malware pre-installed on new PCs

Introducing our Security Training Toolkit

By Michelle Drolet . 4 Sep 2012

A customizable security training program for your review. We’re giving you all the tools you need to keep your employees out of trouble. Whether you’re starting a program from scratch, or just in need of some refresher materials, we’ve got you covered. Here’s whats included in the Towerwall Security Training Toolkit: Program launch guide Employee … Continue reading Introducing our Security Training Toolkit

Hackers leak 1 million Apple device IDs

By Michelle Drolet . 3 Sep 2012

To cap off a summer of devastating corporate data breaches, hackers yesterday posted online what might be the crown jewel of 2012 data dumps: 1 million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch’s, all purportedly stolen from the FBI. There may also be an additional 11 million Apple device IDs yet to be … Continue reading Hackers leak 1 million Apple device IDs

Why You Need A Mobile Device Policy

By Michelle Drolet . 9 Aug 2012

Whether you choose to embrace it or try to resist it, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend is set to grow. A study by Cisco Systems found that 78 percent of white-collar workers in the U.S. use a mobile device for work and 41 percent indicated that most smartphones that connect to the company … Continue reading Why You Need A Mobile Device Policy

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