With the New Year comes a new class of malicious attack that can impact IT systems. This time, the attack is hardware based, affecting mostly Intel based systems, and to some extent, AMD systems as well.
Here is a list of resources that highlight what it is all about and how to mitigate against this new threat. In the words of Microsoft, “Don’t panic.”
Have you ever gone out and walked up to someone you don’t know and given them the keys to your house?
Security (your keys, your alarm system, the locks and doors) are the protection you have for your physical home and the contents that you posses. We tend to look after these things fairly carefully.
In the electronic world today, people are less careful about the security in your “electronic” home. Your cloud accounts (email, data storage, shopping, banking, etc) define who we are just as much as our physical possessions. Yet, we tend to be less conscious about how we protect these personal “belongings”.
Jimmy Kimmel live put a reporter on the streets to interview people and as them what their password is. The results? Well, see for yourself…
It was bound to happen. A major bug targeting the Linux community, and not Windows users. Thanks to Trend Micro labs, here are some related resources that will bring you up-to-date with this latest threat.
Here is an example of an email phishing attack. If you are using outlook, you can hover the mouse pointer over the link “click here”. DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK. Just move the mouse over it. You will see the highlighted link, which has nothing to do with ebay or paypal. Always look for the part between “http://” and the next “/”. If that does not sat ebay.com or paypal.com or something that you are expecting, then it is a phishing/malware attack.