Archive for 'Cyber Security'

Power Pwn: Power strip that hacks your network

Posted at Jul 23, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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This is certainly very interesting… "a fully-integrated enterprise-class penetration testing platform."  According to Pwnie Express CEO Dave Porcello (Pwnie Express is the maker of this $1300 gadget), "90 percent of the company's clients are commercial or federal organizations."  So… who or what is the other 10%?  Humm… As summerized in the article, the Power Pwn can

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Cyber Security News Round-up: July 19, 2012

Posted at Jul 19, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Here are a few more cyber security you might want to know about, courtesy of +ZDNet… Security flaw found in Amazon’s Kindle Touch { link } As in one commenter’s words, this flaw allows “any website has the ability to run any command on the Touch with root privileges,” which can be bad if you

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How to create memorable yet strong passwords

Posted at Jul 18, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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How to create memorable yet strong passwordsEvery time there's news of major password leak or security breach, there's always a post or three about creating strong passwords. While having strong passwords does not prevent you or the organization whose service you use getting hacked, it does help slowing down the hackers a little, especially the

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New Yahoo app vulnerability explains Android spam

Posted at Jul 17, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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New Yahoo app vulnerability explains Android spam There was this back-and-forth about whether or not an Android spam botnet had been discovered (here’s the original claim from a Microsoft engineer and Google’s response to that claim).  Looks like the new development is that there WAS something to do with Android, and it had to do

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Hacking News Round-up: July 16, 2012

Posted at Jul 16, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Hackers of all sorts have been busy as news of different organizations and companies had their security compromised broke last week.  Here is a round-up of who’s been hacked: Android Forums hacked: 1 million user credentials stolen (via +ZDNet) Stolen passwords re-used to attack Best Buy accounts (via +ZDNet) One in five Microsoft logins are

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Stolen passwords re-used to attack Best Buy accounts

Posted at Jul 11, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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I had kind of a “Duh!” response to this “breaking news”… Hackers use compromised or stolen password lists to perform hacks and password lists cost $$$, of course the hackers are going to re-use the lists they have spent $$$ on… But really, this is a reminder of how important it is to have unique

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Cross-platform Trojan attacks Windows, Mac & Linux

Posted at Jul 11, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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If browsers and legit software downloaders can detect what OS you're using and show the the appropriate page or software edition, it should be no one's surprise that a Trojan downloader can do the same thing…  I mean, why spend the time to write a piece of malware that affects both Windows and Mac (and

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DNSChanger: How it could affect you?

Posted at Jul 05, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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The deadline is near for those who are infected with the DNSChanger trojan (which is also known as "Alureon").  The temporary DNS servers that were set up by the FBI to allow those infected continue to access the legit sites will be turned off on July 9, 2012 (that's this coming Monday). How do I

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Tools to Test Your Website’s Security

Posted at Jul 03, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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+TemplateMonster has put together a very useful list of free tools to test your website’s security. Even when your website is hand coded with HTML only, let alone when it is created using CMS, plugins and other applications, vulnerability CAN happen.  The only way you can be sure that hackers can’t find a way into your

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This website knows everything that you’re doing

Posted at Jun 27, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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This website knows everything that you and everyone else are doing! Well not really… Unless you’re the type that posts every minuit (and not-so-minuit) detail of your life on Facebook, Twitter or any social network. And you know cyber criminals are cruising the website for all kinds of informion about you; they will exploit those

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