Thursday, May 28, 2009

Running a Computer Without a Virus Scanner

From within your operating system, there are tools you can use to help ward off evil software, too. All browsers today, for instance, provide some security tools, including anti-phishing filters or lists of Web sites that are known carriers of harmful software. Use these features -- they won't slow you down. Common sense is your biggest defense. Read more about this on Enterprise - security -Today.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The 10 Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online

End users -- god bless ‘em. You can’t live with ‘em -- but without them, you wouldn’t have a job. They’re the reason you have an IT infrastructure; they’re also the single greatest threat to the security of that infrastructure. Because, in the end, most users have no idea how dangerous their online behavior is. No matter how many times they train them, no matter how many classes they hold, most IT professionals still watch helplessly as end users introduce new malware because they "just couldn’t resist looking at the attachment." Security pros cringe as their users download software for personal use, turn off firewalls to speed up a connection, or leave their passwords stuck to their laptops. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could give end users a list of the most dangerous things they do online every day, and then tell them why those activities are particularly risky?

"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online," along with some explanation of the risks -- and solutions -- associated with each. This list was generated directly from input Drak Reading received from IT people like you, and is arranged in descending order of danger, based on votes received from the experts and analysts who make up Dark Reading’s editorial advisory board.
Click on the below link to read 'The ten most dangerous things users do online' Published at Dark reading.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NYC Officials Break Up International ID Theft Scam

Legitimate cards meant for Citibank, Chase and Capital One customers were somehow diverted into the hands of thieves who used them to withdraw thousands in cash. They would also use personal identification information, including mother's maiden name and Social Security numbers from real customers, to loot accounts.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Facebook Boosts Security After Dual Phishing Attacks

Facebook has begun using MarkMonitor's antifraud services after two phishing attacks on Facebook users. Attacks on the site urged users to visit and Victims of the attacks were critical of Facebook for not having anti-phishing security in place. MarkMonitor said Facebook's success makes it a natural target for attacks.
Facebook has brought in some soldiers to fight the war against malware and phishing scams on the social-networking site. After two different malware attacks this week, Facebook announced it would begin using San Francisco-based MarkMonitor's antifraud services as an additional layer of protection against attacks.