Category Archives: Computer Security

Is that website safe?

Let say you are thinking of purchasing something online or you are not sure in general about the safety of a certain website. How can you tell? I just cam across this little page that Google has for their Safe … Continue reading

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Using OSSEC to Detect MacDefender in Squid Logs

While doing forensics this week to determine where the MacDefender malware was coming from I noticed one thing that was distinct to all the requests for this malicious package. When it was downloaded the mime type for the file request … Continue reading

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Macintosh Fake Anti-Malware: How to Protect Yourself and Your Network

Protection at Home: (For the regular home folks) There is a new Malware scam going around for Mac computers that exploits Safiari’s “Open safe files automatically” feature. If you are just a home user and use Safari then please disable … Continue reading

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Online Accounts: Just a Bit of Common Sense

Millions, possibly billions, of people are┬áconducting┬átransactions online. Whether this is online banking, shopping, social networking or group discussions there are a few important guidelines to follow in order to make sure that your information and accounts are only going to … Continue reading

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Specialized Email Phishing Attacks Highly Likely

This week many of you have received emails from companies (Best Buy, Chase, Citi, Disney, Walgreens, TiVo, etc, etc..), whose website’s you’ve registered with with that mentions a data or security breach in which your Name and Email address was … Continue reading

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Security Note: Fake SSL Certificates Issued for 9 Popular Websites

Apparently Comodo issued security certificates for these popular websites… login.live.com,, mail.google.com, http://www.google.com, login.yahoo.com (3 certificates), login.skype.com, addons.mozilla.org. ┬áThis would allow attackers to create fake websites using these certificates and pose as authentic site and at least steal your logon information. … Continue reading

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Avoiding Phishing Scams That Look Like Facebook Notifications

Social network users need to pay close attention to links that come to you via a social network website. There are several Phishing scams circulating that will trick you into clicking on a misleading link in a message. Sometimes the … Continue reading

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