Apple blocks older Flash Player versions, Firefox updated

05. February 2014 Security 1
Today Apple blocked older Flash Player versions, here is their statement: Due to security issues in older versions, Apple has updated the web plug-in blocking mechanism to disable all versions prior to Flash Player 12.0.0.44. Apple will push out this block to your XProtect automatically next time your Mac comes online so if you suddenly ...

Malware Detection Rate Results updated (Jan 24th)

25. January 2014 Security 2
A small update to the PDF that includes the latest Crisis.C and LaoShu.A samples. The PDF curently only shows the applications that scored 80% or higher, the rest of the list will be updated over the next few days. It’s worth noting that the LaoShu.A samples are no longer able to run on any normal ...

Two new pieces of malware for OS X discovered

22. January 2014 Security 1
Sophos discovered a new piece of malware that finds it way onto a users system through a phishing attack. A user will receive an email from a courier company stating there is a package waiting for you and there is a link in the message that looks like it will download a copy of the ...

Catching up; patch Tuesday and antivirus test updates.

17. January 2014 Security 0
Due to my overzealous hosting provider blocking WordPress attacks I have not been able to log in and post in a few days now. On top of that my internet has barely been working all week. Here’s what I did not get to write about before: Last Tuesday was the famous Patch Tuesday, updates were ...

Malware Detection Rate results updated

11. January 2014 Security 1
In this update no new samples were added and since last test not much has changed, just a few slight shifts in ranking. G Data AntiVirus for Mac was added to the test and almost made it to the top of 80% or better detection rates. While this newcomer to the test did not manage ...

Use a Linksys, Cisco or Netgear router? You should read this.

04. January 2014 Security 2
Yesterday I read an interesting article that shows a backdoor was found in some Linksys and Netgear routers. I followed this for a day and found many people around the world jumped on this immediately and started testing their own hardware to see what other routers may be vulnerable. As it tuns out, more than ...

2014!

01. January 2014 Just an update, Security 1
2013 flew by! I started this blog in March, feels like it was last week. Last year was an interesting one mostly thanks to Edward Snowden and his revelations. Most people are more aware of their privacy and security (or lack there of) and are looking to get back as much of it as they ...

Have you been pwned?

24. December 2013 Security 0
On December 5th, 2013 Troy Hunt launched a new website haveibeenpwned.com. This website allows anyone to enter their email address to see if it has been part of a data breach in the past. The vast number of email addresses on file come from leaks the hackers post online after a breach, these can be ...