Protected invoice, exposed computer

It’s another phish, today. This one claims to be from “Adobe Billing” and asks you to open the attached invoice. The catch is that the invoice – labeled as a Microsoft Word .doc – appears “protected” and instructs you to...

eBay hack being used as phishing lure

We’ve noted before that hackers will use current news stories to lure you into clicking where you shouldn’t or submitting information you shouldn’t. The latest news story to be used as a phishing lure is the eBay breach we mentioned last week. This...

Warning: TrueCrypt hacked or destroyed

TrueCrypt, the encryption software UD IT and many other colleges and companies have recommended, has been compromised. According to published reports, it is unclear whether TrueCrypt was hacked, hijacked, defaced, or….? At any rate, SourceForge has posted this...

Outlook.com Android App Leaves Email Messages Exposed

Kelly Higgins reports at darkreading.com that the Outlook Android app leaves email unencrypted and possibly vulnerable to discovery. "Outlook.com does have a PIN feature, but it only protects the user interface to the app, not the stored data on the file...

iTunes 11.2 opens security hole: Update to 11.2.1 ASAP

The update to Apple’s iTunes 11.2 opened some security holes for users of Mac OS X, particularly on multi-user systems. Apple has already fixed the problem and released iTunes 11.2.1. More info: Apple 11.2.1 bug fix (Macrumors.com) Official Apple...

Recent Adobe Advisories

Adobe has released three new security bulletins–and updates to close those vulnerabilities. Products affected: Adobe Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player, Illustrator (CS6). For more information: Reader & Acrobat Flash Player...

New Android worm detected

Welivesecurity.com has published information on a worm that is causing problems for Android users. They indicate that The main characteristic feature of any computer worm is that it uses a more-or-less automated mechanism for spreading and finding new victims. The...