MOREnet Security News Review -- July 7 - 11, 2014
WEEKLY THREAT RESOURCE SITE
KNOW YOUR ENEMY – THREAT ID OF THE WEEK
Selfmite – Check out the following links for more information on a malicious Android app that spreads through SMS messages.
Self-propagating SMS worm Selfmite targets Android devices
Selfmite: Attack using SMS worm to increase pay-per-install income
Selfmite, the rare Android worm which spreads itself by sending SMS
TOP HEADLINES THIS WEEK
6 Things That Stink About SSL
Dead mobile devices banned from planes to US
NTT Group 2014 Global Threat Intelligence Report
IEEE expands malware initiatives
Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users’ throats says CERT US
Online Scammers Take Advantage of iPhone 6, iWatch Hype
Oracle: Future Java updates for Windows XP users may not arrive
Spamhaus pushes for arrests of alleged DDoS participants
Defense in Depth for Advanced Threat Protection
New Version of NgrBot Wipes Hard Drives
Microsoft Drops Cybercrime Case Against No-IP
Maintaining digital certificate security
VULNERABILITIES AND PATCHES
HOW DO THEY DO THAT?
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UPCOMING TRAINING AND EVENTS
- Introduction to Windows 2012 Server Administration – Tuesday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 23, MOREnet, Columbia, MO -- Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, this class introduces students to many of Windows Server 2012 features. The class includes extensive exercises which reinforce Microsoft Windows Server 2012 network administration skills as they are learned. Click this link to register
- Windows 2012 Group Policy – Thursday, July 24, MOREnet, Columbia MO -- Designed to build a foundation in basic server administration, this class introduces students to many of Windows Server 2012 features. The class includes extensive exercises which reinforce Microsoft Windows Server 2012 network administration skills as they are learned. Click this link to register
- 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
Do you know of any upcoming security-related training events? Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in this newsletter.
SECURITY AWARENESS TIP OF THE WEEK
Last week’s tip was about Email Do’s and Don’ts … this week let’s focus on phishing and how it’s evolved.
Why Have Email Clients Left us to Deal With Phishing?
Phish or legit – Can you tell the difference?
The Evolution of Phishing
Anti Phishing Working Group