Saturday, September 16, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
There is a clever phishing scheme now where the attacker sends an email that purports to be from Apple advising you of an overseas purchase of a game from iTunes for about $50. There is a PDF of the receipt and a link to challenge it. Previously, there may have been another email without attachments advising of the purchase. If you run the cursor over the sender, it doesn't have Apple in the domain name.
This scheme is a little more complex than a lot of them. You can forward it to "reportphishing" at apple.com
Friday, September 08, 2017
The New York Times has an article today, “The Cyber Insecurity Company”, or with online title, “The Russian company that is a threat to our security”. That’s Kaspersky Labs.
Best Buy and Geek Squad today favor Trend Micro, but before they have bounced between Webroot and Kaspersky. But the article notes that companies that use Kaspersky will have their networks exposed to servers in Russia.
That probably doesn’t matter to home users, no matter how paranoid you are about Putin or Ukraine or Chechnya. But it would matter to most international companies, or to anyone that keeps user PII on his servers.
DOD is no longer allowed to use Kaspersky.