Blog Archives

Microsoft nukes No-IP dynamic DNS to fight malware

The dynamic DNS service No-IP has been used by malware authors to spread infections.  Microsoft took control of the entire domain.

Credit Card information stolen at some Car Washes

Krebs reveals how some credit cards numbers  used at car washes have been stolen.

Microsoft’s Interflow, Information Exchange for Security Professionals

Currently in a private preview, the exchange will allow the exchange of information between security pros.

Heartbleed: 51% of sampled servers still vulnerable

Two months later and many sysadmins still haven’t patched the bug.

The dangers of connecting to “free WiFi” from AT&T and Xfinity

The bad guys can setup fake access points to steal your credentials.

Facebook giving advertisers details of user’s surfing history

“The social network gathers such data by placing lines of code on users’ computers, collecting information on the websites they visit. Facebook also gathers information on which mobile apps its users have downloaded. Until now, the company has said it keeps the data only for security reasons.”

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Like Adobe, Microsoft has released several patches, two of them are considered critical.  All Windows users should update their systems.

Adobe Flash Updates

Adobe has released a patch for Flash for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  All users should upgrade.

Windows 8. 1 users need to upgrade to Windows 8.1update 1

All users of Windows 8.1 need to upgrade to 8.1 Update 1.

Debian Linux users, patch your kernel

There is a flaw that can allow local user privilege elevation.  Other Linux flavors also affected.  Patches coming.