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Posts for March 14th, 2011

With Hacking, Music Can Take Control of Your Car

Posted: March 14th, 2011 - Information Security  
With Hacking, Music Can Take Control of Your Car By Robert McMillan | March 10, 2011 07:01 PM ET IDG News Service - About 300 years ago, the English playwright William Congreve wrote, "music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." This week we [More]

Most Sites are Exposed to at Least One Vulnerability Each Day

Posted: March 14th, 2011 - Information Security  
Most Sites are Exposed to at Least One Vulnerability Each Day By Help net Security | Posted on 10 March 2011 The average website has serious vulnerabilities more than nine months of the year and data leakage has over taken cross site scripting as the most common website vulnerability, according to WhiteHat [More]

“Most Recent Earthquake in Japan” Searches Lead to FAKEAV

Posted: March 14th, 2011 - Information Security  
"Most Recent Earthquake in Japan" Searches Lead to FAKEAV March 11, 2011 2:58 am | by Norman Ingal (Threat Response Engineer) Unsurprisingly, we saw blackhat SEO attacks almost immediately after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake affected Japan, which was followed by a tsunami, causing massive damage to affected areas. We immediately monitored for [More]

N.J. State Computers Nearly Sold with Sensitive Data

Posted: March 14th, 2011 - Information Security  
N.J. State Computers Nearly Sold with Sensitive Data NEW YORK | Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:17pm EST Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Jerry Norton (Reuters) - Child abuse reports, Social Security numbers and other highly sensitive data were discovered on a batch of government computers headed for the [More]

Police Find ATM Skimmer at Credit Union; Suspect Sought

Posted: March 14th, 2011 - Information Security  
Police Find ATM Skimmer at Credit Union; Suspect Sought By KATU.com | Story Published: Mar 10, 2011 at 5:19 PM PDT Summary: A customer at Lacamas Credit Union sees something that's not quite right when he's at the ATM. He calls police and they uncover an ATM skimmer along with a pinhole-size [More]

Rogue Antivirus Via Skype Phone Call?

Posted: March 14th, 2011 - Information Security  
Rogue Antivirus Via Skype Phone Call? By Brian Krebs | Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2011 at 8:32 pm A few readers have written, saying that they recently received Skype phone calls urging them to download and install a system update for Microsoft Windows. Users who visit the recommended site are bombarded [More]