Blog Archives

Beware of Fake Flash Installer for OS X

If you have to use Flash, make sure to download it from Adobe, no where else!  A new malware is making the rounds as a flash update and it is signed by a valid cert which means GateKeeper will ignore it.

Error 53 and 3rd Party iPhone Repairs

You should think twice if you have your iPhone repaired by a 3rd party as the latest iOS could “brick it” if opened by a non Apple tech.

Apple Hires ThunderStrike 2 Author

The hacker that created a Mac firmware malware has been hired by Apple.

Google’s New Deceptive Site Warning

Google is now flashing red warning screens when you visit sites that have “fake” download buttons, those sites that have a big button that does not download the software you wanted, rather the button is an ad.

Run WordPress, Patch Now!

A new version (4.4.2) of WordPress has been released to combat hackers.  If your WordPress has been compromised, you’ll probably need to format as a new malware infects ALL js files.

Microsoft EMET 5.5

A new version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (I love “Experience” in the name of a security product) has been released with improvements.  If you are a power Windows user, you should strongly consider installing this software.

DHS Chief:”$6 Billion Dollar Firewall Uses Secret STUFF”

The chief of the Dept of Homeland Security reacts to the audit of “the nations firewall” by saying that it relies upon intelligence from the NSA and others which is not available to the general public.

Google’s New Patches for Android, Only BlackBerry Pushes

Of the latest patches for Android, only Google and BlackBerry have pushed the patches to the corresponding devices.

Aleph One’s Smashing the Stack Updated for 2016

avicoder has updated the standard intro to stack smashing.

NSA Chief Hacker Tells How to Stop Him

Pretty much common sense, but still a good read.