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DDOS EXTORTIONS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

Most of us know what a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is, basically, a large flood of traffic that comes from thousands of hijacked computers, all directed at your website or server in order to crash it or make it so busy that normal users can’t access it. What isn’t as well known is the …

Tips on how to avoid viruses

Tips for Virus Detection and Prevention Do not open any files attached to an email from an unknown, suspicious or untrustworthy source. Do not open any files attached to an email unless you know what it is, even if it appears to come from a friend or someone you know. Some viruses can replicate themselves and spread …

Recently discovered viruses.

According to information on McAfees website, the following is a list of recently discovered viruses:as at 12/01/2013 Name Type DAT Risk Date Discovered Generic.dx!bhrd!52E89185B464 Trojan 6953 Low 1/12/2013 Generic PUP.x!c2v!9DB6E5E16ED4 Program 6953 Low 1/12/2013 Generic Dropper!fh3!2D34DBE59E4A Trojan 6953 Low 1/12/2013 Generic PUP.x!c2v!E057C8998EDD Program 6953 Low 1/12/2013 Generic PUP.x!c2v!5FBEF885C7D4 Program 6953 Low 1/12/2013 Generic.grp!mo!EC7FAF5A4D15 Trojan 6953 …

Homeland Security warns to disable Java on computers

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned computer users to disable or uninstall Java software amid fears and an escalation in warnings from security experts that millions of users are vulnerable to a serious flaw in the software. Hackers discovered a weakness in Java version 7 that could allow the installation of malicious software …

HOW TO DISABLE JAVA IN YOUR BROWSER

This article applies to: Platform(s): Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows 2008 Server, Macintosh OS X Browser(s): Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari Java version(s): 7.0, 7u10+ Starting with Java Version 7 Update 10, a new security feature has been added to Java. Some web pages may …

OPERATION AURORA- The Attack from China

McAfee Labs has disclosed on their security blog that “it is working around the clock’ and ‘diving deep’  to unravel the latest attack which it has dubbed “Aurora” that hit multiple companies and was publicly disclosed by Google on Tuesday. The latest malware exploits a previously unknown vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The organisation says it …

What is Cloud Computing?

Wikipedia puts it this way: Cloud computing is Internet– (“cloud-“) based development and use of computer technology (“computing“).In concept, it is a paradigm shift whereby details are abstracted from the users who no longer need knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure “in the cloud” that supports them. Cloud computing describes a new …

Facebook Financial Scam Trojan

 Following the recent fake Facebook password-reset e-mail scam, another scam aimed at tricking facebook users to reveal their passwords and downloading a Trojan that steals financial data has surfaced. According to Fred Touchette, a senior security analyst at AppRiver, the scam works like this;  A legitimate-looking Facebook notice asks people to provide information to help the …

Beware! Facebook Reset-Password email is an attack!

Indications have emerged that the emails purpotedly sent by Facebook to members to reset their passwords following identified threats on their accounts is in fact an attack. According to Anti-Virus industry experts, the malicious executable is linked to the Bredolab botnet, which has been linked to massive spam runs and identity-theft related attacks. The email …

ATM FRAUD. Criminals now install skimming devices to steal your data.

This is a wake up call to ATM service providers in Nigeria and Africa in general. Cybercriminals and Offline gangs are now using skimming devices to steal ATM card details of individuals and using it to milk such victims dry without such individuals knowing. See the video man gets busted by police installing ‘skimming’ device …

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