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MOREnet Security News Review -- August 18 - 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

WEEKLY THREAT RESOURCE SITE

http://threatpost.com/
 

KNOW YOUR ENEMY – THREAT ID OF THE WEEK

Rogue Security Software or Rogue Antivirus – Not all Security Software does what it claims. Sometimes the software will appear to be valuable in helping to secure your device but in reality it provides to security benefits at all. Check out the following links to learn more about what it is and how it’s used.
A New Spin on Rogue Antivirus
New twist as rogue antivirus enters death throes
What a fake antivirus attack on a trusted website looks like
Watch out for fake virus alerts
 

TOP HEADLINES THIS WEEK

Bitcoin Phishing Campaign Targets 400 Organizations
How Anonymous got it right and wrong in Ferguson
7 Places to Check for Signs of a Targeted Attack in Your Network
Part 1: Is your home network unwittingly contributing to NTP DDOS attacks?
Keeping college networks secure
Windows tech support scammers take root in the U.S.
Syrian Hackers Ramp Up RAT Attacks
Study: Most higher ed malware infections attributed to ‘Flashback’
We need to talk about email
Social Engineering Alive and Well
 

VULNERABILITIES AND PATCHES

Vulnerability Summary for the Week of August 11, 2014
Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death
 

SECURITY TOOLBOX

How to use Kismet: A free Wi-Fi network-monitoring tool
New Release YARA 3.0
FlowViewer – Web-based netflow data analysis tool
iOS Reverse Engineering Toolkit (iRET) v1.0 Released
4 free tools to boost your security
Php 5.4.32 Released
 

HOW DO THEY DO THAT?

RTF security: Avoiding embedded malware
Detecting and avoiding The Mash malware
 

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UPCOMING TRAINING AND EVENTS

  1. 2014 MOREnet Annual Conference – Monday, October 27 – Thursday, October 30, Columbia, MO – It’s not always about the technology- It’s also about what the technology can do for you. MOREnet’s Annual Conference is a professional development opportunity that allows our members to choose the track that’s right for you. Do you want to mix and match sessions tracks? That’s okay, too! Click this link for more information

 

FREE ONLINE SECURITY TRAINING

1.       SANS Cyber Aces Online Courses
2.       Fundamentals of Network Security
3.       Introducing the VMware Security Solution Fundamentals
4.       OpenLearn network security
5.       CISSP Essentials Security School
 
Do you know of any upcoming security-related training or events?  Please send them to security@more.net for inclusion in this newsletter.
 

SECURITY AWARENESS TIP OF THE WEEK

Tired of hearing the reasons your end users use to justify why they avoid security measures? Would you like some ammunition to fire back at them? Check out the following link that has the top 5 excuses for doing nothing about computer security and the information you can use to verify that security really does matter.  
5 excuses for doing nothing about computer security!