Monthly Archives: October 2012

Infosec Weekly Round-up October 22-28, 2012

Wi-Fi chips in phones, tablets, vulnerable to DoS attack Security researchers at Core Security have identified a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in the firmware for Wi-Fi chips installed in several smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even a car. The vulnerability is present

Infosec Weekly Round-up October 15-21, 2012

Businesses take 7 months to detect intruders “Corporations are taking an average of seven months to detect system breaches despite most having access to forensic information in their logs, Verizon has warned. According to Bryan Sartin, vice president of Verizon’s

Infosec Weekly Round-up October 08-14, 2012

Skype worm spreads, using LOL trick to infect unwary users Skype users are warned to be on their guard, regarding malicious instant messages that have been sent through the service, designed to infect Windows computers. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/10/08/skype-worm-spreads/ New TDL4 strain very

Infosec Weekly Round-up October 01-07, 2012

Millions of Brazilian internet users falling victim to a sustained and silent mass attack “This is the description of an attack happening in Brazil since 2011 using 1 firmware vulnerability, 2 malicious scripts and 40 malicious DNS servers, which affected

A Malware-Free Business Network – 5 Tips to Prevent Infection

When people hear the word malware they generally associate it with viruses. However, malware is actually a generic term that can mean many different things. To make the situation murkier, because many people equate malware with viruses, they often mistakenly