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  • US-CERT Current Activity:
    The US-CERT Current Activity web page is a regularly updated summary of the most frequent, high-impact types of security incidents currently being reported to the US-CERT.
    http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/
  • Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3):
    The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is an alliance between the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). IC3’s mission is to address crime committed over the Internet.
    http://www.ic3.gov/media/default.aspx
  • Microsoft Security Bulletins:
    Microsoft security bulletins provide information & news about computer vulnerabilities and security updates to keep your computer protected.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/security/dn481339
  • Apple Security Updates:
    This document outlines security updates for Apple products.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1222
  • Oracle Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin:
    This page lists announcements of security fixes made in Critical Patch Update Advisories and Security Alerts, and it is updated when new Critical Patch Update Advisories and Security Alerts are released.
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alerts-086861.html

Protecting Against Phishing

What is Phishing?

Phishing, in a nutshell, is the online version of a con-job. The perpetrators of phishing messages are essentially tech-savvy con-artists. In a phishing scam, these con-artists send out messages and emails that "look" legitimate, hoping to trick the unsuspecting user into giving out their personal information, including usernames and passwords, and allowing the perpetrator to conduct identity theft.

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Online Holiday Safety Tips

Submitted by meroman1 on December 3, 2015 - 2:30pm

The holiday season brings with it many things, including opportunities for identity theft and other cyber threats. Here are some tips to minimize risks and protect yourself that apply all the time, but are especially important during this time of year:

Android Stagefright

Submitted by meroman1 on July 30, 2015 - 8:51am

There is a potentially severe and unpatched flaw to be announced in a talk at BlackHat & DefCon in a few days. It is expected that almost all unpatched Android devices can be compromised by merely receiving a malicious text message.
 
Google has acknowledged (and has actually fixed in their Android distributions) the bug in the Stagefright media library which allows a single crafted malicious MMS 'text' to remotely execute code (all the attacker needs is your cell phone's telephone number to send you an MMS text).