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New Security Warnings for Suspected “State-sponsored Attacks” in Google Accounts

In its efforts to lookout for malicious activity on users systems, “in particular third party attempts to log into users’ accounts unauthorized — Google starting today, begin showing security warnings for suspected state-sponsored attacks.

“When we have specific intelligence–either directly from users or from our own monitoring efforts–we show clear warning signs and …

Microsoft Patches Unauthorized Certificates Signed with “Flame” Malware

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Security Advisory 2718704 notifying customers about the “unauthorized digital certificates” and actions you can take to protect yourself against any potential attacks that would leverage unauthorized certificates signed by Microsoft.

The fake certificates are found that chain up to a Microsoft sub-certification authority issued under the Microsoft Root Authority. …

Google Notified 500Million DNSChanger Infected Users; RIAA “Clear Facts” About Google Transparency Report; Post SPYW Google Traffic to Facebook Pages Dropped

On May 23, last week, Google began notifying users on Google.com as when the company detected that a users’ computers or routers were infected with malware called “DNSChanger”–and directed them to the tools they needed to clean their computer and ensure connectivity.

Today, Google said that they have “so far already …

Google Scam Ads by the Numbers ‘824K AdWords Account Suspended, 134M Ads Disapproved’ in 2001

How Google make ads safer by detecting and removing scam adsHow Google make ads safer by detecting and removing scam ads

In a latest post on Google Policy blog, Google provide some metrics that give greater insight into the scale of the problem to make ads safer by detecting and removing scam ads. David W. Baker, Director of Engineering, Advertising, writes, “Bad ads have a disproportionately negative effect on our users; even …

Google.com Warning Users Affected by the DNSChanger Malware

Google begun showing warnings that will appear at the top of the Google search results page to over half a million people whose computers or home routers are infected with a malware known as DNSChanger.

“The Domain Name System (DNS) translates familiar web address names like google.com into a numerical address that computers …

Stop Hackers Gaining Access to Your System with Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit v3.0 designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system is now available through Microsoft Download Center.

“Software vulnerabilities and exploits have become an everyday part of life. The toolkit includes several pseudo mitigation technologies aimed at disrupting current exploit techniques. These pseudo mitigations are not robust …

Street View Exposes ‘Secret Base’ in Israel; Google Subpoenaed in Zeus Botnet Case; Likely to be Fined by U.S. Court Over Apple Safari Breach; Lost Over $97.7 Million Android Money in 2010

Google Maps recently opened its Mapping services in Israel facing now some issues with images appearing on its Street View of what’s described as a “secret base” in the Tel Aviv area. But the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says everything is fine. There’s nothing in the Ynetnews article that places any blame on …

Facebook’s Antivirus Marketplace Offering Free Security Software from Microsoft, McAfee, Norton and Others

Facebook has launched a new Facbook Security page, under a new agreement with a number of anti-virus companies to offer free versions of their software along with some other security efforts.

The company’s offering under the agreement include: Microsoft Security Essentials, McAfee, Avast, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec.

Facebook says

SIRv12 Warns of Ongoing Conficker Threat; Interdependencies Among Cloud Services and Compliance; Microsoft Document ‘Determining SQL Server 2012 Core Licensing using the MAP Toolkit’

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Microsoft published a document “Determining SQL Server 2012 Core Licensing using the MAP Toolkit” to help customers determine SQL Server 2012 core licensing requirements for their deployed SQL Server databases, specifically at the time of their Software Assurance renewal.

This document provides guidance on building a SQL Server 2012 …

Java Security Update Patches OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6 Flashback Malware

Java Security Update Patches OS X Lion, Mac OS X v10.6 Flashback Malware – Siri Now Speaks Hindi & Arabic via Google Proxy Server

Protecting Business from Social Engineering Techniques

Social Engineering is steadily increasing as cyber criminals exploit people in tough economic times. A social engineer’s main goal is gaining unauthorized access to systems or information in order to commit fraud. Anyone can be a target for social engineers, including small businesses.

In most cases the social engineer …

How to Deploy Microsoft Endpoint Protection (MEP) for Windows Azure CTP

Microsoft Endpoint Protection for Windows Azure Customer Technology PreviewMicrosoft Endpoint Protection for Windows Azure Customer Technology PreviewThe customer technology preview of Microsoft Endpoint Protection (MEP) for Windows Azure, allows Windows Azure developers and administrators to include antimalware protection in their Windows Azure VMs.

“The package is installed as an extension on top of Windows Azure SDK. After installing the MEP for Windows Azure CTP, you can enable …

Microsoft and Partners Disrupt Massive Zeus Botnets Massive Zeus Cybercrime Operation that Fuels Worldwide Fraud and Identity Theft

Microsoft in collaboration with the financial services industry including the Financial Services – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association — as well as Kyrus Tech Inc., announced it has successfully executed a coordinated global action codenamed “Operation b71” to disrupt some of the worst known botnets …

Video: ESE Access to Exchange: Spamcops!

The folks on the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) team doing a lot to stop the spam and their efforts has translated into measurable impacts to help safeguard customers’ inbound, outbound and internal business mail from spam, viruses, phishing attacks, out-of-policy content and help customers focus on being productive.

“FOPE …

Chrome 17.0.963.46 Stable Release Now with

Chrome 17 Stable Release Now More Faster and Safer Web BrowsingChrome 17 Stable Release Now More Faster and Safer Web BrowsingGoogle’s Chrome browser 17 released to Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame now contains a number of new features mentione under. In addition, “with version 17.0.963.46 now when you start typing in the omnibox and the URL autocompletes to a site you’re very likely to visit, Chrome will prerender the …