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Threat levels low, but persistent, in U.S.-Canada marine transportation system

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  maritime_port_security Ships traveling between the U.S. and Canada and the ports that serve them can present an attractive targets to terrorists, but the vessels and facilities present a difficult environment to execute an attack, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security report. Homepage position:  10 read more View full [...]

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Threats levels low, but persistent in U.S.-Canada marine transportation system

Mark Rockwell Top Priority Sector:  maritime_port_security Ships traveling between the U.S. and Canada and the ports that serve them can present an attractive targets to terrorists, but the vessels and facilities present a difficult environment to execute an attack, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security report. Homepage position:  10 read more View full [...]

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Spam Levels Down, Mobile Malware On The Rise

McAfee has released their quarterly threat report for the fourth quarter of 2011, and some of the results may surprise you. The report examines the biggest threats to online security for both the fourth quarter and all of 2011. The report shows that while spam email seems to be on the decline, malware remains a significant threat.

While malware remains a significant problem on computers – PCs far moreso than Macs – the biggest area of growth for malware has turned out to be mobile. Google’s Android platform is increasingly the target of malware. According to the report, mobile malware and adware were at an all-time high in 2011 in general, and in the fourth quarter in particular. Most Android malware hijacks users’ phones and uses them to send SMS messages. The ease with with an Android device can be rooted makes the problem worse, as the same exploits rooters use to hack the operating system to increase their ability to customize it can also be used by attackers to hijack the phones.

Meanwhile, malware growth on PCs appears to have declined in the fourth quarter. Yet the study warns that there were still over 75 million unique malware samples recorded, meaning that users cannot afford to relax their vigilance. Macs remain the most secure platform. Despite a spike in June, the malware threat on Mac computers remains all but nonexistent. Nevertheless, the report reminds users that “it’s always wise to protect your system, even if it’s a MacBook Air.”

Perhaps the best news to come out of the report involves spam. While spam email messages still vastly outnumber legitimate email messages, the gap appears to be closing. While some countries – including the United States – experienced slight increases in spam volume, overall volume was the lowest it’s been in years. The report cautions, though, that the threats represented by spam email remain as strong as ever, and perhaps even stronger. While volume has certainly decreased, the report notes that address lists for spambots have become more accurate and more precisely targeted.

The full report, which includes a more detailed breakdown of threats and a country-by-country breakdown of spam rates, can be found in PDF form here. Another interesting detail tucked away in the report’s discussion of malware is that the majority of malicious sites are actually hosted in the United States.

Have you noticed a decline in the amount of spam you’ve been getting? If you’re an Android user, have you had an problems with malware? Let us know in the comments?

Article source: http://www.webpronews.com/spam-down-malware-on-rise-2012-02

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Olympics cyber security to reach ‘unprecedented levels’

Britain’s online defences will be boosted to “unprecedented levels” during the Olympics next summer, according to the Prime Minister’s national security adviser.

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Android triggering record levels in malware, says McAfee

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Malware targeted toward
Android devices continues to surge, says a new report from McAfee, pushing 2011 to become the busiest year in history for both mobile and general malware.

The amount of malware infecting Android devices during the third quarter grew almost 37 percent from the second quarter, according to McAfee’s Third-Quarter Threats Report (PDF). Android’s growing demand among consumers has made it an increasingly ripe and inviting target for cybercriminals.

How inviting? Almost all new mobile malware over the third quarter was aimed squarely at Android. Legacy software being what it is, though, among all mobile platforms, Nokia’s Symbian OS still saw the greatest amount of malware.

One common scheme against Android is led by Trojans that collect personal information and steal money from the user by sending SMS messages. Another type of malware records phone conversations and sends them to the attacker.

As a result of the onslaught against Android and the growth in overall malware, McAfee now believes the industry will see 75 million unique pieces of malware by the end of the year, up from its previous forecast of 70 million. That number promises to make 2011 a record year for malware.

“This has been a very steady quarter in terms of threats, as both general and mobile malware are more prevalent than ever,” said Vincent Weafer, senior vice president of McAfee Labs, in a statement. “So far this year, we’ve seen many interesting yet challenging trends that are affecting the threat landscape, including heightened levels of sophistication and high-profile hacktivist attacks.”

Phony antivirus products, AutoRun malware, and password-stealing Trojans were among the most common types of malware in the quarter, staging a rebound from previous quarters. Malware aimed at the
Mac also continues to grow as Apple computers experience greater demand among both consumers and businesses.

The number of botnet infections inched down over the third quarter but staged some dramatic gains in countries such as Argentina, Indonesia, Russia, and Venezuela. Cutwail, Festi, and Lethic proved to be the most dangerous and damaging botnets last quarter.

And though spam has dropped in numbers since 2007, it’s grown in sophistication, according to McAfee. Spearphishing, or targeted spam, is increasingly being adopted by more attackers and is proving to be a highly effective form of malware.

“The noise tells us spam levels have dropped, yet the signal we need to hear is that the bad guys have changed their tactics,” the report noted. “They are protecting their business models and are doing so with a sophistication that creates a more dangerous threat than before.”

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Interest in IPv6 booms despite puny traffic levels

The importance of IPv6 could at last be getting through to ISPs and their business customers, a survey from the Number Resource Organisation (NRO) has found.

The recent snapshot by the NRO (an organisation representing Internet registries) of 1,600 ISPs and businesses across the globe underlines that IPv6 is still a small part of the Internet. But IPv6 advocates inhabit a wing of the Internet industry where even tiny changes can seem important.

Eighty percent of respondents reported either no use of IPv6 or a usage level so small it barely registered, with a small percentage reporting usage of between 1 percent and 2 percent.

Despite that, more than half of the ISPs reported that their customers were now interested in using IPv6, with only 7 percent of this base showing no interest at all. Twenty-seven percent of ISPs had yet to deploy it.

Only around half of ISPs see a lack of demand for IPv6 among users, while most ISPs claim to promote its takeup.

The barriers to use were overwhelmingly technical rather than cost-related with 47 percent of customers mentioning a lack of vendor support and another 40 percent worried about a lack of trained staff to deploy and support its use.

In summary, customers feel only a modest urgency to deploy IPv6 despite the doomed nature of IPv4, mainly because vendors have been slow to support legacy equipment. But at least the customers are now showing interest – older surveys have found almost no enthusiasm beyond the technical community.

ISPs, as would be expected, generally like the idea of IPv6 because it is the protocol that will help them drive more valuable services.

“It is fantastic to see a rapidly growing number of the world’s ISPs committing to IPv6 adoption. In many respects, ISPs are a key driver of IPv6 success, as they are responsible for services delivered over IPv6,” said NRO chair, Raúl Echeberría, putting a positive spin on the survey results.

It seems likely that IPv6 will continue its underwhelming showing until the point where the remaining stock of IPv4 addresses starts to deplete sufficiently that prices start to rise. At some point, IPv6 will be embraced simply because it makes long-term economic sense.

IPv6 is still in better shape than expected a year ago, only months after the publicity-grabbing World IPv6 Day, held on 8 June this year. Use of the protocol rose to measurable levels for 24 hours for the first time ever but then fell, monitors reported.

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