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Friday, August 26, 2011

(W)(I) Care to know how many malware samples go to an AV vendor per day??

Anti-Virus vendor Sophos just released their "Mid-year 2011 Security Threat Report" and stated the following...

"Since the start of 2011, we've seen 150,000 malware samples ever day. That's a unique file almost every 1/2 second, and a 60% increase as compared to malware analyzed in 2010. We've also seen 19,000 new malicious URL's each day in the first half of this year. And, 80% of those URL's are legitimate websites that were hacked or compromised".

If this doesn't surprise and spook you into improving YOUR Internet surfing and use behavior, like I promote with 'Don,t Click on That', then you WILL be one the statistics above.

Safe Surfing... Errrrr Good Luck on the InterWebbings !!!!

Sophos Mid-year 2011 Report


Monday, August 22, 2011

(I) Facebook publishes a Security Guide - a MUST read

This is a MUST read for all Facebook users young and old! This 14 page guide will explain many of the ills of being a Facebook user and some things you can do to protect yourself.

And be sure to add "Web of Trust" (WOT) to your browser to show you safe and bad links within FB messages... Don,t Click on anything that is NOT green!!!!

A Guide to Facebook Security (PDF)

#InfoSec #Facebook

Thursday, August 11, 2011

(I) FireCAT - Security Audit extensions for your browsers

Here Kitty Kitty...This is swEEEt! Ever want a list of all the security related extensions for FireFox and Chrome?

Well FireCAT is it! Download the local HTML files and have a nice browsable index of security audits browser plug-ins and add-ons.

FireCAT website

#InfoSec #FireCAT