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Rogue Yahoo! Messenger Cashes In on Latest YM Update

On the heels of Yahoo!’s recent announcement of upcoming updates for the Messenger platform, certain bad guys are already taking this chance to release their own, malicious versions of Yahoo! Messenger. While doing my research, I encountered this particular file (detected by Trend Micro as TROJ_ADCLICK.TNH), which looks like a legitimate Yahoo! Messenger executable. However, [...]

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Rogue Yahoo! Messenger Cashes In on Latest YM Update

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Security Awareness Tip

Incident handling is a vast topic, but here are a few tips for you to consider in your incident response. I hope you never have to use them, but the odds are at some point you will and I hope being ready saves you pain (or your job!).


  1. Have an incident response plan.

  2. Pre-define your incident response team 

  3. Define your approach: watch and learn or contain and recover.

  4. Pre-distribute call cards.

  5. Forensic and incident response data capture.

  6. Get your users on-side.

  7. Know how to report crimes and engage law enforcement. 

  8. Practice makes perfect.

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Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.