Sorry its been a while since ive been on been crazy busy I recently attended Cisco Connect 2014 and I will be putting up some pics and my thoughts of the vendors and the seminars of things I learned during my vist !
Ever wanted to test the real-time protection of your antivirus and its effectiveness of threat detection ?
Well there is a free online resource you can use to download different types if files such as .zip files .com or .html file that should set off you antivirus and flag it as a virus although this is not 100% fool proof as no antivirus or security measure is 100% but this will definitely test against the most basic of virus activity you even have the option of downloading the file via HTTP and HTTPS to see how your AV reacts
The site is located at http://www.eicar.org/85-0-Download.html
Recently in the news there has been reports that hackers used a keylogger to capture logins of approximately 2Million user accounts belonging to Twitter/Facebook/Linkedin users of those services are strongly urged to change their passwords to prevent any future login attempts
researches from trustwave have stated that the data breach has been going on for about a month but only recently published the findings
See CNN’s post http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/04/technology/security/passwords-stolen/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
As I have posted about the importance of password safety and best practices as a best practice it is recommended to change your password every 30 days at least and use a 8 character password with upper and lower case letters a number and a special character
in my opinion since these passwords were stolen via a keylogger this is not a website hack but more of a user end hack and what is more concerning is that keyloggers capture key strokes as such they are captured before being encrypted so the hacker may have access to unencrypted user information
to protect against threats such as keyloggers make sure you have a update to date antivirus/firewall
I will keep this updated if more information comes in
until next time
Stay secure !
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