Security Shorts - August

by News Editor on August 31st, 2012 in Industry and Security News.

Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.

 



'Misconfiguration' On Facebook Permitted Spammers To Impersonate As Users

Cyber criminals are using data fraudulently obtained from Facebook to pose as users’ friends and family, and trick them into clicking malicious links. Read more 

 

 Windows Security Update News

Microsoft have published a Security Bulletin Summary for August 2012. A number of updates have been released including five "critical" and four "important" severity updates affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Developer Tools,  Microsoft Server Software, SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange. Read more


 Second Accused LulzSec Hacker Arrested In Sony Breach

A second suspected member of the LulzSec hacker group has been arrested for his alleged role in a 2011 network security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment. An Arizona man is charged in connection with movie studio security breach that yielded thousands of names, e-mail addresses, and passwords. Read more


The Dark Side of Technology: Devious Devices Designed to Harm You.

Spammers, scammers and other cyber criminals are always trying to be more creative in stealing your personal information for their own benefit. We are familiarized to the notion of hackers trying to crack our computers but we might be wrong. Today, our TVs, cars, phones, and appliances are becoming increasingly vulnerable as we use technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, RFID, cellular, and GPS to connect them. Read more