Monthly Archives: May 2011

Apple releases update to protect against MacDefender

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Apple has released a security update (2011-003) for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to detect and remove malware that has been targeting Mac users since April. Read on for all the details on what it does and how it works.

IMF boss rape video? Mac malware spreads via Facebook links

IMF boss rape video? Mac malware spreads via Facebook links

Mac OS X malware is being spread by sick messages spreading virally across Facebook, claiming to be a video of controversial IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Spam king faces jail after admitting child sex charges

Spam king faces jail after admitting child sex charges

One of the world's most notorious spammers faces jail after admitting that he had sex with under-age girls.

World funniest condom commercial? Facebook hit by viral likejacking attack

World funniest condom commercial? Facebook users hit by viral likejacking attack

Messages are beginning to spread across Facebook, tricking users into clicking on links which claim to point to the world's funniest condom commercial.

Facebook's recently announced new security measures have proven ineffective against the clickjacking attack.

What do we need to do to reach "cybersecurity awareness"?

What do we need to do to reach "cybersecurity awareness"?

In this week's "Patch Monday" podcast on ZDNet Australia, outspoken Aussie technology journalist Stilgherrian interviews Sophos's Paul Ducklin about the real issues behind cybersecurity awareness.

Join Stilgherrian and Duck to learn more.

Fake Firefox warnings lead to scareware

Fake Firefox warnings lead to scareware

A new scareware campaign is spreading that appears to be a Firefox malware warning page. Firefox users should stay safe by keeping a close eye on their clicks when presented with a warning.

A 419 scam via snail mail

A 419 scam via snail mail

A share of $21 million dollars could be yours - if you believe the scam letter that has just appeared on your doormat.

PBS.org hacked... LulzSec targets Sesame Street?

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Public Television in the United States is the latest organization to suffer a data loss incident. What motivates these criminal data breaches? Is any organization off limits?

Privacy and security in the cloud - is there any?

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Is there any privacy or security in the cloud?

And if so, is that because we'll all be spending so much time watching new YouTube videos, just to keep up, that we won't have time to give away personal information any more?

Honda Canada loses 283,000+ records, now faces lawsuit

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Honda Canada disclosed a breach of their myHonda and myAcura websites that affected more than 283,000 Canadian Honda owners. Information stolen in the attack included names, addresses, Vehicle Identification Numbers and in some cases Honda Finance account numbers.

SSCC 61 - Sony, Honda, Mac Defender and best practices on securing your organization

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

Chester Wisniewski sits down with one of the most experienced Sophos technical support experts to discuss best practices and how we can use the tools we have to do a better job defending against modern malware.

US military contractors hacked - possible link with RSA SecurID breach

US military contractors hacked - possible link with RSA SecurID breach, reports claim

Hackers have broken into the network of Lockheed Martin and several other US military contractors, according to media reports.

Baby Born amazing effect? No, another Facebook likejacking scam

Baby Born amazing effect? No, another Facebook likejacking scam

Messages are spreading rapidly across Facebook, as users get tricked into clicking on links claiming to show an amazing video of a big baby being born.

89% say they would tell Mac-using friends to install anti-virus, poll reveals

89% say they would tell Mac-using friends to install anti-virus, poll reveals

It appears that a sea change is occurring - with more and more Mac users realising the advantages of running anti-virus software to secure their computers.

Anatomy of an Attack comes to London and Sydney - book your place now!

Anatomy of an attack comes to San Diego, Santa Fe, Toronto and Indianapolis

Sophos is hosting events in London, UK and Sydney, Australia in the next few weeks where our experts will explain how malware threats actually work and what you can do to protect your business.

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won't deny it

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won't deny it

US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is put on the spot.

Did the US write the Stuxnet worm or not?

Avoid cyberwinter - turn Cybersecurity Awareness Week into a cybersafe lifestyle

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Next week is National Cybersecurity Awareness Week in Australia. But cybersecurity is something which requires attention all the time, not just one week of the year. So why not adopt a cybersafe lifestyle?

Super Mario data-slurping scare hits the Google Chrome web store

Super Mario data-slurping scare hits the Google Chrome web store

Fancy a game of Super Mario for free? Well, be careful - because although you may not have to pay any money for it, you might just be giving away a lot of your private data.

Obama: Gary McKinnon's fate is in the hands of the British legal system

Obama calls for change to NSA's bulk phone record collection

Barack Obama has said that the decision as to whether hacker Gary McKinnon should be extradited to the United States lies with the British legal system.

Use Safari on your Mac? Make sure you change the default settings

Use Safari on your Mac? Make sure you change the default settings

Every Mac user should check their settings in Safari - as changing the defaults could help avoid them being exposed to a malware infection.