MOREnet Security News Review -- January 19 - 23, 2015

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Don’t Forget…  Digital Privacy Day is January 28…. Watch for daily tweets from @MOREnetSecurity leading up to the day and we’ll be presenting a follow up Webinar on Digital Privacy on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Watch for registration information.

Want to share your TechKnowledge? This is an awesome showcase for students.  Show-Me Technkowledge Day,  February 18, 2015 at the State Capitol. Register your group today!

 

WEEKLY THREAT RESOURCE SITE

Exploit for Flash Zero Day Appears in Angler Exploit Kit – see related patch below

 

KNOW YOUR ENEMY – THREAT OF THE WEEK

Have you heard about the Kovter Trojan? This is yet another form of Ransomware. Read about its behavior and manual removal methods here:

http://malwarefixes.com/threats/trojanwin32kovter-c/

http://www.remove-pcvirus.com/remove-kovter-ransomware/

http://www.securitystronghold.com/gates/remove-kovter-winlocker.html

 

TOP HEADLINES THIS WEEK

Is Android being updated for Security Vulnerabilities?

60 Second Security

Survey says security products waste our time

What is the cost of malware containment?

Affordable Care Act Phishing Campaign

File your taxes early to prevent identity theft

Leaked Minecraft usernames and passwords

Lizard Squad’s DDoS service hacked

Success! Hardly anyone uses “password” as their password anymore

WhatsApp issues 24 hour ban for WhatsApp Plus users

Ransomware Leads Surge in 2014 Mobile Malware Onslaught

President’s Plan to Crack down on Hacking could Hurt Good Hackers

 

 

VULNERABILITIES AND PATCHES

Adobe Patches One Zero Day in Flash

Microsoft kicks off 2015 with 8 Security patches

Microsoft ends Mainstream support for Windows 7

Cheaper car insurance dongle could lead to a privacy wreck

Google Leaves Android users vulnerable to WebView Exploit

Fingerprinting web browsers allow thieves to empty bank accounts

Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Oracle releases January 2015 Security

Ubunto Releases Security Updates

 

SECURITY TOOLBOX 

5 Best Malware removal tools

Mozilla releases Security updates for Firefox, Firefox ESR, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird

VPNs made easy: 3 services with one-click desktop apps

OpenSource Vulnerability Scanner

 

SECURITY IN THE MEDIA

Is Blackhat the greatest hacking movie ever? Hackers seem to think so.

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/blackhat-the-best-cyber-movie/

 

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UPCOMING TRAINING AND EVENTS

1.       E-Rate Training In-Person in Columbia-Getting Started, January 26,27 & 28, 2015, 8:30am – 12:00pm MOREnet, 221 North Stadium Blvd., Ste. 201, Columbia, MO – These sessions are currently full. But you can still register to be on the wait list. Follow this link and choose the session at the bottom of the page for registration. This morning session will cover all the details of the E-rate program from a beginner’s perspective. Time will be allotted for filing the first program Form 470 as well as for more advanced questions and answers.

2.      E-Rate Training In-Person in Columbia-Getting Started-Filing the Application. Monday, February 9, 2015 – 8:30am – 12:00pm MOREnet, 221 North Stadium Blvd., Ste. 201, Columbia, MO This morning session will cover the application Form 471 in step-by-step detail; select one of three days best for you. Come prepared with your eligible services cost and details in order to file the actual application in class. Register here.

3.      Call for Presenters for the 2015 MOREnet Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, October 5-8. More info here.

 

FREE ONLINE SECURITY TRAINING

http://www.free-online-training-courses.com/it-security/

 

Do you know of any upcoming security-related training or events?  Please send them to security@more.net for inclusion in this newsletter.

 

INTERNET HUMOR

Have you heard about the Disney virus?

It makes everything on your computer go Goofy.