WatchGuard offers the “Red Instead” campaign for upgrading your unified threat management

Do you have a unified threat management or spam protection device that is not from WatchGuard? If so, and you would like to upgrade to the WatchGuard XTM or XCS series UTMs, then through December 2011 you can take advantage of their offer to allow trade-ins of competitor’s appliances for a three-year XTM Security Bundle on selected models or a …

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Microsoft Releases Security Intelligence Report for your reading pleasure… SIRv11

Microsoft has released Volume 11 of their “Microsoft Security Intelligence Report” or SIRv11, which provides “An in-depth perspective on software vulnerabilities and exploits, malicious code threats, and potentially unwanted software in the first half of 2011”. One tidbit of interesting information contained in the report is that in the first half of 2011, less than one percent of exploits were …

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Which security standards and awareness compliance requirements apply to your organization?

I came across a very handy document from www.securingthehuman.org that explains which security standards and awareness compliance requirements might apply to your organization. It is by no means a complete listing, but gives the one minute run-down of the majority of the biggies…. — Last Updated: 19 July, 2011 1. Executive Summary The purpose of this document is to identify …

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October updates for Apple products… Patch ’em up!

Apple released a slew of updates to address major security vulnerabilities this week… Be sure get your devices up to date… OS X Lion v10.7.2 and Security Update 2011-006 iTunes 10.5 Safari 5.1.1 iOS 5 Software Update Numbers for iOS v1.5 Pages for iOS v1.5 Apple TV 4.4 A few of these provide you with additional features, such as the …

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HTC logging tools may expose your EVO 3D, 4G or Thunderbolt Android smartphone information

An interesting article was pointed out to me over on the AndroidPolice.com site that says, “Massive Security Vulnerability In HTC Android Devices (EVO 3D, 4G, Thunderbolt, Others) Exposes Phone Numbers, GPS, SMS, Emails, Address, Much More“… This article pretty much says it all… There is even a work-around, but not an official fix for the security vulnerability from HTC as …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Security Essentials & Forefront classifying Google Chrome browser as malware

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, September 30, 2011 An update to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection was causing grief for many users today as it incorrectly flagged the Google Chrome browser as malware. The typical behavior was for an alert to be displayed stating that “PWS:Win32/Zbot” was found and that it needs to be removed. …

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Something has crashed on my computer and my mouse seems to be missing…

“Sorry, I can’t respond to my emails today as something has crashed on my computer, and my mouse seems to be missing…” This cracks me up every time I see it.   It’s from over on icanhascheezburger.com I believe, but was posted to someone’s facebook timeline today and made me smile all over again. BTW: If you call us up …

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IronKey D200 32GB USB storage devices offer high speed transfer and auditable encryption

I’m often asked which is the best USB flash drive you can buy. My answer varies with the requirements of the individual or business that will utilize the device. The average person requires a fast and reliable storage device to shuttle files to/from work or school, and does not require security features at all, but for those who do require …

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mysql.com website hacked and used to serve malware to visitors

In what is becoming way too common, the popular site, mysql.com was exploited, and used to distribute malware by redirecting visitors to another site this week. Anyone browsing to mysql.com yesterday would have been redirected, and without even being prompted, then likely been exploited themselves by the software running on the rogue website which apparently looked for vulnerable browser plugins …

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