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MOREnet Security News Review -- June 16 - 20, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

WEEKLY THREAT RESOURCE SITE

VirusTotal
 

KNOW YOUR ENEMY – THREAT ID OF THE WEEK

How much do you know about RATs… and I’m not talking about the ones with four legs.  – A Remote Access Trojan or Tool (RAT) is a malware program that provides backdoor access with administrative control to the targeted computer. RATs make it possible for the bad guys to do just about anything … from accessing personal information to turning on the device’s webcam. Check out the following links for more information on how they work and what you need to know to protect yourself.
Danger: Remote Access Trojans
What is a RAT or Remote Access Trojan?
A Dyre New Banking Trojan
Another RAT crawls out of the malware drain
 

TOP HEADLINES THIS WEEK

How Not To Respond To A DDoS Attack
Security Slice: iPhones vs. Androids
Anti-Spoofing and ISPs
One-third of cyber attacks take hours to detect
Student promises Java key to unlock Simplocker ransomware
Managing AppLocker in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8/8.1 (Part 1)
Ransomware with a happy ending
Security training is lacking: Here are tips on how to do it better
Password protected Zbot malware in the wild
SNMP: Spike in Brute-force Attempts Recently Observed
Does Facebook’s Slingshot commit true imagicide? Or is it another Snapchat?
Simplocker ransomware: New variants spread by Android downloader apps
 

VULNERABILITIES AND PATCHES

US-CERT Vulnerability Summary for the Week of June 9, 2014
Vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Could Allow Denial of Service
 

SECURITY TOOLBOX

Lynis v1.5.6 Released
Bro 2.3 Released
Penetration Testing Payment Terminals How-To
Windows Autorun Disable
 

HOW DO THEY DO THAT?

Kali Linux Evil Wireless Access Point
ITW Infection of ELF .IptabLex & .IptabLes
 

FEATURED SERVICE

Dell Consortium Pricing  – MOREnet offers its Full Service Package members significant savings on Dell laptops and desktops through a purchasing contract with Dell. Check out the following link for additional features and Benefits. http://www.more.net/services/dell-consortium-pricing
 

UPCOMING TRAINING AND EVENTS

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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 security@more.net for inclusion in this newsletter.
 

SECURITY AWARENESS TIP OF THE WEEK

Identity Theft – We read and hear stories about identity theft almost daily. What would you do if it happened to you? Check out the following links for information on what can happen and tips to help you protect your information.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft
http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html
http://www.idtheftcenter.org/
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/cyber/identity_theft
Identify theft consequences and tips to stay secure