Monday, August 4, 2014

2014-08-04 WTKM Talking Points (August 04 2014)

Linksys and Cisco routers unsafe! Updating does NOT help.
Cisco comment: “There are currently no known workarounds available for this vulnerability."
You could possibly switch your router to safer firmware by installing OpenWRT or the EFF's OpenWireless Router. Beware: This is not for the faint of heart!

Bitdefender enterprise endpoint security is unsafe!
Where does that leave the home user?
Remember, the company and their support are in Romania!

Cloud Storage: Another example of lost access and no recourse.


InfectiousUSB drives on the horizon. So far only drives with a certain type of controller affected.
That will change!

New RAT (Remote Access Trojan) targets Bank of America, Citibank, Natwest, RBS and Ulsterbank (last three in GB) but there may be more.

AVG search revenue from freebie scanners dries up. Significant drop in income from search!

14 antivirus apps have security problems. After finding basic boo-boos in security software researcher says vendors just don't care. Avira, BitDefender, ESET and Panda (among others) in “hall of shame”.The skinny: The more a security app does the bigger the attack surface –  and the more it slows down the computer.

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