Latest Infosec Controversy Highlights the Real Issue: We are Getting Hacked.

And yet the controversy only highlights the real issue: we are getting hacked every day in attacks that span the entire spectrum of sophistication.

How to speed up a PC that has lost it’s pep.

The actions we take depend on the exact symptoms, but if the machine is usable we usually follow variations of the procedures below….

Do you know what Phone Phishing (or Vishing) is? Beware of the Debit Card Vishing Scam!

The technology may be new, but the scams still play upon the same age-old weakness in human nature: our trust.

How to avoid having your bank account drained

The only true defense is behavior: not clicking, not opening, etc.

The Economics of Cybercrime

The Economics of Cybercrime and the Law of Malware Probability. Great stats on underground malware economics. http://ow.ly/3ovhu Tweet

Senate bill to require minimum cybersecurity standards for internet

RT @itsecnews: Infosecurity (US): Senate bill would require minimum cybersecurity standards for internet … http://bit.ly/hV3P15 Tweet

Latest Stuxnet variant uses encryption to evade analysis

Latest Stuxnet variant evermore capable. Ecrypted bot communication makes it near impossible to analyse how it’s working. http://ow.ly/3nfhC Tweet

Paying ransom for your… files.

New malware encrypts your files and demands cash to decrypt them. Recommendation: encrypt your kids before they can! http://ow.ly/3m7r9 Tweet

Image and audio files = attack vector

Didn’t know image, audio & video files were this exploitable. Check out “Malware goes to the movies”: http://ow.ly/3ljNj Kudos @ayampolskiy …

If the IRS emails you saying your payment failed: you’ve been hacked

Day-in-the-life of a bankbot. I rec’d the email this article refers to. I wonder who in my 7 degrees is …