Monthly Archives: May 2014

eBay asks users to reset passwords

After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.

‘Blackshades’ Trojan

The U.S. Justice Department today announced a series of actions against more than 100 people accused of purchasing and using “Blackshades,” a password-stealing Trojan horse program

Android “police warning” ransomware

Note that because Koler has not made it into the Google Play Store, you need to have “Allow installation of apps from unknown sources” enabled in your Android security settings to be at risk.

Beware Tech Support Scams

The company she had reached, PCCare247, was based in India but had built a lucrative business advertising over the Internet to Americans, encouraging them to call for tech support.

Don’t stop attackers getting in, stop them getting out

Banks and financial institutions are increasingly the target of cyber attack and it is becoming more and more apparent that those out to stop such attacks have accepted that you can’t stop them getting in. You have to stop them getting out.    

Soylent 1.0 arrives at Ars: We mix it up and slurp it down

The liquid only diet.

Google Apps Message Encryption (GAME)

Google is making available a service to allow its enterprise customers to send and receive encrypted email to users of non-Google mail systems, including Yahoo and Microsoft Exchange.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report 16

This volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report focuses on the third and fourth quarters of 2013, with trend data for the last several quarters presented on a quarterly basis. Because vulnerability disclosures can be highly inconsistent from quarter to quarter and often occur disproportionately at certain times of the year, statistics about vulnerability disclosures are presented on a half-yearly basis.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 Update

All Mavericks users should upgrade.

Google Chrome Update

This update includes 3 security fixes. Below, we highlight fixes that were either contributed by external researchers or particularly interesting. Please see the Chromium security page for more information.