MOREnet Security News Review -- June 16 - 20, 2014
WEEKLY THREAT RESOURCE SITE
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
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
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.
Identify theft consequences and tips to stay secure