Tech Thoughts Daily Security Alerts – May 14, 2009

Malware Most Potent On Social Networks – Malware distributed via social networking sites is 10 times more effective than malware spread via email, according to Kaspersky Lab.

The 10 faces of computer malware – With all the different terms, definitions, and terminology, trying to figure out what’s what when it comes to computer malware can be difficult. To start things off, let’s define some key terms that will be used throughout the article.

Apple Update OS X, Safari for Security – Zero-day Safari flaw gets plugged.

Microsoft Patches PowerPoint Zero-Day – PowerPoint zero day gets a fix, while Microsoft sends out real and dummy patches for the Windows 7 Release Candidate.

Skype Phishing Returns – Chat Message Scares Reader into Installing Malware.

Insider May Have Breached More Than 10,000 Patient Records At Johns Hopkins – Employee had access to patient database as part of her job, report says.

D-Link Adds CAPTCHA To Home Routers – Additional safety measure helps defend against worms, viruses, and other security threats.

Cyber attack could bring U.S. military response – The United States’ top commanding officer for the space and cyber domains told reporters last week that a cyber attack could merit a more conventional military response.

Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat – Adobe recommends users of Adobe Reader 9.1 and Acrobat 9.1 and earlier versions update to Adobe Reader 9.1.1 and Acrobat 9.1.1.

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