Archive | May, 2013

BIOS Bummer: New Malware Can Bypass BIOS Security

Researchers expect to release proofs-of-concept at Black Hat that show how malware can infect BIOS, persist past updates, and fool the TPM into thinking everything’s fine As more hardware vendors seek to implement the new NIST 800-155 specification that was designed to make the start-up BIOS firmware on our PCs and laptops more secure, they […]

MspPortal Secure RemoteManagement Dashboard 5.34.1

Post : MspPortal Secure RemoteManagement Dashboard 5.34.1 Posted : May 23, 2013 at 5:30 pm Author : Andreas Stieger Categories : MspPortal Secure RemoteManagement, release notes The MspPortal Secure RemoteManagement Dashboard 5.34.1 is being released out of hours to all territories so that is is available for start of business Friday 24 May 2013 local […]

Microsoft is reading Skype messages

Now after reading this article why would you ever trust Microsoft to host your email “Like Office 365” If you are a tech reading this are you really doing/providing a service to your client/enduser? by Lisa Vaas on May 22, 2013 For those adverse to the possibility of having their communications intercepted, consider yourself warned. […]

Data breach puts DHS (Department of Homeland Security) employees at risk of identity theft

Tens of thousands of current and former Homeland Security Department employees are at risk of identity theft after officials discovered a vulnerability in the vendor’s system for processing background investigations. All DHS employees working in the headquarters office, for the Customs and Border Protection and for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement components from 2009 to […]

Chinese hackers who breached Google gained access to sensitive data, U.S. officials say

By Washington Post-By Ellen Nakashima, Chinese hackers who breached Google’s servers several years ago gained access to a sensitive database with years’ worth of information about U.S. surveillance targets, according to current and former government officials. The breach appears to have been aimed at unearthing the identities of Chinese intelligence operatives in the United States […]

MspPortal’s way of saying thank you for your support and trust in converting from Red Condor/Edgewave

Overall displacement/change of Red Condor/Edgewave went very well we only lost 3%. What was lost has been has been replaced with new companies that you folks have taken on. I would like to take the time to thank you for following/trusting Mspportal into a change that could have been disastrous. You folks had a lot […]

WatchGuard Mobile VPN app for Android (Supported by Fireware XTM OS v11.7 and higher)

Set up IPSec VPN connectivity from an Android device [Fireware XTM v11.5.x and higher] WatchGuard Mobile VPN app for Android (Supported by Fireware XTM OS v11.7 and higher) Question: How can I set up an IPSec VPN connection from my Android mobile device? Answer: There are two VPN clients that you can use to make […]

AppRiver Email and Web Security Experts SecureTide is DOWN

“SecureTide™ blocks 99 percent of spam and viruses, keeping your inbox clean and your network safe. SecureTide is easy, effective and affordable email security from AppRiver, the company trusted to protect eight million mailboxes worldwide” My comment to this is if you host filtering how could you be down??? From an inside source today: “I […]

Why Hackers Want You !!

by William Van Winkle, LiveSecurity Contributing Editor You’re not the Pentagon. Or Microsoft. Or NASA, Wells Fargo, AOL Time Warner, or Daimler Chrysler. You’re not even headquarters for a burger franchise. No, you’re just part of a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME), perhaps even a home-based business with enough employees to count on one hand. […]

How Antivirus software works worth reading

Before I start I want you to consider why are you paying so much for the top 10 Antivirus solutions (Kaspersky, Symantec, Trend Micro AV, Eset) on a annual basis vs only paying for a monthly subscription…Think about it try it before you commit to it annually if they do not have a monthly drop […]