SAP The Target Of New Malware

There is a new Trojan discovered by Doctor Web, a Russian antivirus company, in the last few weeks that is searching for computers containing SAP client applications. For now this is the Trojan’s only activity. This type of action would indicate the criminals are amassing a network for a future attack. SAP makes software for Enterprise Resource…

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…

Facebook Dump More User Privacy

Facebook makes another change to its privacy settings making users searchable. Facebook announced Thursday that users will lose the ability to opt out of searches. The setting “Who can look up your Timeline by name?” which allowed users’ profiles to be left out of searches will no longer be available. The option allowed your profile…

Aereo Threatens Networks Revenue

Aereo provides a service where for only $8 a month you can stream broadcast television to your PC or mobile device. Aereo uses a bunch of souped-up versions of the good old TV antenna to capture broadcast television signals and then streams those signals over the internet to its subscribers. ABC, NBC, CBS and other…

Beware Of Fake Facebook Video

There is malware making the rounds right now veiled as a Facebook video, but hijacks web browsers and Facebook accounts The malware is sent as a link in an email claiming you have been tagged in a Facebook posting. Clicking on the link takes you to a website informing you that you must install a…