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Computer Security Watch – Nov 3, 2014

Gone Phishing
Today’s Top Threat
The Sonar.Suspbeh is a heuristic analysis, which means that it’s a virus that masquerades as an antivirus trying to trick you into getting more viruses. They tend to steal information from the willing and unwilling.

Today’s Top Stories
2015 Predictions: The Invisible Becomes Visible
“2014 brought with it many significant additions to the technology landscape. These put new capabilities into the hands of users and companies that allowed them to do things that they would not have thought possible before. However, these same changes also aid threat actors: threats can now come from unexpected vectors, and augment the existing capabilities that attackers already possess.”

The World At Large
  It is incredibly east for an untrustworthy source to get your information, matter a fact we have a term for it. It is called Phishing. “Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.” I know that so many of us are prepared for online scams and fake reports, but we tend to let our guards down a bit when it comes to older technology. Lately I have been hearing too many stories about people being conned over the phone. We have almost forgotten about the phone, except for texting, but you should always verify the sources calling you. If you have a Microsoft or Dell employee calling you, it may not be a bad idea to hang up on them and call the company directly for yourself. The same goes with online phishing and emails. If you receive emails, sometimes it’s better to go directly to the source to check on an issue. If you receive an email about a failed payment, don’t click the link, but instead go directly to the website, sign in and check for yourself. It’s a much safer way to do it.

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