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Critical Internet Explorer 8 and 9 Vulnerability

Please upgrade if you can to the latest version. www.microsoft.com/ie

If you are running a older version of Windows that you cannot upgrade past IE 9, please run this Microsoft Fix-It till it is patched. But even if you are on IE 8 and can upgrade to IE 9 please do.

For more info about the vulnerability: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-038 – Critical Security Update for Internet Explorer (2847204)

Better yet, if you cannot upgrade past IE 9, please try Firefox.

The problem with cloud security is…

 

Sharing details of the hack that “wiped his life” has earned Mat Honan a place in the annals of information system security; the specific interdependence of flawed authentication systems that cost him so dearly — encompassing Apple, iCloud, Amazon.com, Gmail and more — would probably still exist if Honan had not gone public. Wired has the full story for those who have not been watching it unfold on Twitter.

The problem with cloud security is…

Microsoft working on $250 PC for low-income families | WinBeta

 

As part of a new program run by the Federal Communications Commission to expand the number of Americans with broadband internet access, Microsoft and its hardware partners will team up in 2012 to deliver new $250 computers to low-income families.

Microsoft working on $250 PC for low-income families | WinBeta

New Stuxnet-Like Worm Discovered

 

In June 2010, security experts, analysts, and software providers were warning IT managers about Stuxnet, a new computer worm that was spreading rapidly over the internet. Stuxnet was distributed by Windows machines, and the intent of the worm wasn’t immediately clear. After a few months it was revealed that the vast majority of Stuxnet infections were in Iran, and Stuxnet seemed to have been specifically targeting the Siemens industrial control equipment used in the Iranian nuclear program.

New Stuxnet-Like Worm Discovered

Banking Trojans Adapting To Cheat Out-of-Band Security – Dark Reading

 

In 2007, security experts found a new Trojan capable of logging keystrokes navigating through banking sites and stealing money from consumers’ bank accounts. Following its increasing success, the now-famous Zeus Trojan has quickly adapted to many of the defenses implemented by banks to reduce online theft.

Banking Trojans Adapting To Cheat Out-of-Band Security – Dark Reading

Governor Snyder announces measures to crack down on cyber-crime

 

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Cracking down on cyber-crime. Governor Rick Snyder has unveiled a new initiative to protect against identity theft, espionage and child sex crimes

Governor Snyder announces measures to crack down on cyber-crime | snyder, down, governor – WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3

Get AVAST Internet Security Suite for free for a limited time.

Please be sure to read DealNews instructions as the link off of DealNews is not english.

http://dealnews.com/avast-Internet-Security-6-for-PC-downloads-for-free/481684.html

Microsoft: Rootkit infection requires Windows reinstall

By: Ron
Microsoft announced today that a new root-kit causes so much havoc by bury’s itself deep into the computer’s boot sector, that infected users will be forced to perform a re-install of the operating system to fix the problem.
http://www.winbeta.org/?q=news/microsoft-rootkit-infection-requires-windows-reinstall

New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software | Betanews

 

New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software

By Ed Oswald | Published May 2, 2011, 3:44 PM

Mac users are once again being warned about malware targeting the operating system, although its spread looks limited and requires interaction by the user in order to be installed. Called "MACDefender," the malware is currently being spread by malicious websites claiming the user’s computer is infected.

New Mac OS malware threat masquerades as antivirus software | Betanews

The Only Secure Password Is the One You Can’t Remember

Let’s assume you log onto a bunch of different websites; Facebook, Gmail, eBay, PayPal, probably some banking, maybe a few discussion forums, and probably much, much more.

http://lifehacker.com/#!5785420/the-only-secure-password-is-the-one-you-cant-remember