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Computer Security Watch – April 9 2014

Corruption, vulnerability, and DOS attacks. No this isn’t your local government it’s the internet!

 Today’s Top Threat
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-1760 Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Big scary name for today’s top threat! With a scary name comes scary repercussions of having this particular virus. The most common way to get this virus comes from clinking on unsecured links on the internet so be careful. The virus will actually cause your computer to be part of a ‘dos’ system, which stands for denial of service. To sum up what that does, your computer will start ‘attacking’ websites or servers trying to bring them down, much in the Anonymous fashion of hacking.

Today’s Top Stories
“Software vulnerabilities exist – it’s a fact of life that we all have to live with, and if we’re both lucky and diligent enough, we can patch it before any cybercriminals can exploit it. That isn’t always the case, but thankfully that’s the exception, not the rule.  However, news broke out recently of a vulnerability involving the Heartbeat extension of OpenSSL, an open-source toolkit that helps webmasters and developers make transactions safer and more secure. ”

Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Just not as secure as you hoped
The internet is not a bad place, but its also not as secure as we want it to be. For everything we design to make our lives easier and safer, someone is waiting around the corner to dismantle, hack and steal anything they can. We always advise, be diligent, be wise, and think before you click!

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