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Computer Security Watch – Sept 8, 2014

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Today’s Top Threat
The backdoor Finfish is a backdoor virus that much like any other Trojan will open up additional doors for other viruses to infect your pc. While the finfish itself may not be much of a threat, the other viruses that will come along with it are.

Today’s Top Stories
The Security Implications of Wearables, Part 1
“The Internet of Everything has given rise to new gadget categories in every electronics retailer shop. Smart wearables are rapidly becoming more commonplace than you think. While not everyone has Google Glass, you can bet that a lot of people have fitness trackers and even smart watches.”

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

If You Had The Spare Money
I have a few friends who are quite excited about smartwatches, they even went as far as watching the unveiling of the Moto 360 a smart watch, and we know the Apple is looking into releasing their smart watch soon as well. With all this talk about smart watches, the question is would you? Sure, if it were free I would consider it, but with recent hacks of the iCloud, Target, and the Wifi Credit Cards, how safe do you really feel adding another device to your body? No not get me wrong, I love the idea of a smart watch, the convenience, the style, and the entirety makes me excited to live in the age that we do, but I think there is a lot of issues to overcome before we are ready, including longer than a 12 hour battery life.

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