Cisco Updates ASA Software

Cisco advisory cisco-sa-20131009-asa originally released on October 9, 2013 was updated today. According to Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software is affected by the following vulnerabilities: IPsec VPN Crafted ICMP Packet Denial of Service Vulnerability SQL*Net Inspection Engine Denial of Service Vulnerability Digital Certificate Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Remote Access VPN Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Digital Certificate…

Android Apps Violate Child Privacy Laws

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act protects personal information about children from being accessed or shared without parental consent. Specifically protected by COPPA is geo-location data, browsing history, photos, video and audio files of children under 13. However, Android apps are unnecessarily monitoring the location of children. Developers and companies admit there are many applications…

isoHunt Is Shutting Down

isoHunt settles for $110 million and a permanent shutdown. Gary Fung of Canada founded isoHunt, one of the oldest and most popular BitTorrent sites more than a decade ago. For several years now they have been embroiled in a suit against the movie studios for copyright infringements. Just weeks before the start of a jury trial in…

Is Apple Reading Our iMessages?

No one knows for sure. The iMessage app communicates to the Apple servers over SSL, using encryption keys controlled by Apple. This means Apple has the ability, and the according to their EULA, the authority to look at iMessages and the corresponding meta data. To compound matters your AppleID and password are communicated in clear…

Top Antivirus Software For Small Business

Yesterday AV Comparatives released their 2013 Business Software Review. The report evaluates security software for small and medium sized businesses who would not normally be large enough to have a full time IT professional on staff. The report assumes a business running a Windows 2012 domain, and only 25 PCs running Windows 7 or 8. AV…

Antivirus For Android By Malwarebytes

There have been numerous reports lately of Android apps ladden with malware. There have been reports of text spams carrying malware. Cyber security reports of smart phones being the new target of malware is everywhere lately. On September 30th Trend Micro reported finding over 700,000 malicous apps in the Android marketplace. In the midst of all of this…

Indonesia Top Source For Internet Attacks

Akamai released its State of the Internet report for the second quarter of 2013. Being the largest content distribution company in the world Akamai has an internet presence throughout the world. As part of their efforts to constantly improve service Akamai has monitoring agents throughout their network. One of the things Akamai’s monitors report on…

Oracle Posts 127 Security Patches

Oracle releases critical patch updates on a quarterly basis. This quarter they have posted their highest number of quarterly patches to date, 127. Included in these patches are 51 Java fixes. This marks the first time Oracle has updated Java with it’s other products. October’s quarterly release includes patches for: Oracle Database Oracle Fusion Middleware Oracle…

Phishers Exploit Facebook Again

Phishers are constantly trying new bait to hook you into downloading malware. Symantec reported on October 9th a new Phishing attack aimed at Facebook users. A website offers a free Facebook app that will show you who is visiting your Facebook page. If you read my article “Facebook Dump More User Privacy” published yesterday you…

Xerox Outage Causes A Run on Food

The run on food is not a sign of the new economy, but rather a sign of our dependence on IT systems. Through its acquisition of ACS, Xerox now services Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Systems in many states. On Saturday 17 of the states Xerox services experienced an outage of their EBT systems. In some…