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Threats top 10 threats in 2011

I have been looking into Threats, or to be more accurate Top 10 security threats for 2011. I just like Top ten lists! By reading this article I notes’ that much of the weakness lies in the newest thing happening … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 38 | 6 Comments

security controls

What is security control? It’s a technical or administrative safeguard and a counter measures to avoid, counteract or minimize loss or unavailability due to threats acting on their matching vulnerability, i.e., security risk. The institute United States General Accounting Office … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 37 | 1 Comment

Vulnerabilities

What are vulnerabilities? Vulnerabilities are a weakness in a computer construction or software construction which allows an attacker to gain control or access to network or a computer/s. On the website Network world I come across an article about Top … Continue reading

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Java exploits remain biggest threat to PCs

I have been reading an article by Gregg Keizer posted at the computer world website. Clamming; that a Java is the biggest threat to PCs. In May 2011 Microsoft re-launched its new Safety Scanner scanning the computer for malware. There … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 22 | Leave a comment

Rising threats from cybercriminals

What to write about? I have been browsing the net to finding something fun and interesting to write about. And then a came about an article on http://www.computerwold.com by John Brandon that he publish May 19, 2011. It’s about; six … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 21 | Leave a comment

Salt

I have been reading an article about a company named LastPass, the company was hacked Tuesday the 3 of May 2011. LastPass provides tools that store and manage passwords. The company notes that they have anomalies traffic, and a flowed … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 19 | Leave a comment

Is Windows 7 more secure than XP

I have been reading an interesting report, is Windows 7 more secure than XP. I am a Windows user, I have used Windows from version Windows 3.1, and to day I am using Windows 7 64-bit version, experience an OS … Continue reading

Posted in IT Security, Week 20 | 1 Comment