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.

2015, The Year of Malware Variants

Last year, 27% of all malware variants were created equal to 84 million new samples found.

Microsoft Antivirus Beaten Again in AV Tests

Microsoft Defender/Forefront/System Endpoint Protection rates as the bare minimum protection for your Windows PC.

Apple Replacing European AC Wall Plug Adapters

If you have a plastic wall plug adapter, see if it needs to be replaced.

Fraternal Order of Police Hacked

The FOP’s server(s) were hacked and the addresses of over 300k officers, along with the contents of forums, were posted online.