Wednesday, July 06, 2011

SECURITY BULLETIN Cyberthreats Increasing

"Bottom line: All good things can be turned into bad things. The globally networked digital world we all rely on is no exception. This magical world is as fragile and vulnerable as your new car parked on a dark street in a bad part of town." ~ John Mariotti

BE VIGILANT! Nothing is safe in today’s internetworked digital world. This afternoon, the Times Union website reported that New York State Police are looking into a spam email created to resemble official email from the Department of Motor Vehicles. The email subject line may contain the title "UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET."

Troopers said the hoax email asks the recipient to open an attached zip file that contains an as yet unidentified virus.

Microsoft recently warned that one out of every fourteen pieces of software we are told to download to watch videos or Web pages contains “malware.”

John Mariotti blogs on American Express Open Forum ::: "Cyber-threats are growing exponentially, and no one really knows how to stop them... This week it is the bold invasion of Lockheed Martin... Then we learned that PBS had also been hacked. The hackers altered a website for the PBS show NewsHour placing a bogus article telling readers that rapper Tupac Shakur, murdered 15 years ago was still alive.

Show Comments: OR

No comments:

Post a Comment

Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.


Your comment will appear after you have made your donation.

All IP addresses are logged.

Your comment will not appear immediately as all messages are vetted before publication.

PS - Any more questions? Check out my Policy & Terms of Use FAQ!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Analytics