Unless you have been living in a cave, then you probably know that Windows XP is at its end of life. Today is Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday,” and the last day Windows XP will receive security patches. Hopefully, you already completed your migration plans! TRUE strongly recommends against using Windows XP on the Internet from this point forward.Read more
In light of the recent Target event, there has been an uptick in activity around malware that specifically targets Point of Sale systems. The most common ones that seem to be referenced are the following:
BlackPOS: Affects Windows-based Point of Sale systems. The attack essentially sits in between the card reader and the POS application. Track data (data that can be used to replicate a physical credit card) is extracted and uploaded to a remote server via FTP.Read more
I recently read an article discussing how our home devices are now a more public target for attackers. All the smart devices in our home are “smart” because they are nothing more than small embedded devices that typically run some variant of Linux. Therefore, any attack against Linux means an attack against your toaster, home security system, HVAC controllers, and yes, your refrigerator and television.Read more
You may be aware that myself and many others here at TRUE enjoy computer science and computer security games and puzzles. In the past, we’ve run several puzzle contests for local conferences and solving a programming challenge is part of our internship hiring process. Personally, I’m an avid fan of puzzles especially uncommon Rubik cubes and security based games such as capture the flag. They provide me a perfect opportunity to learn something new using a hands-on approach. This trend of gamification appears to be taking hold in the security community as new games are popping up all the time.
I wanted to bring your attention to a few notable online security games that have launched recently or ones I’ve been playing. This is by no means a complete list, just something to get you started.Read more
TRUE was proud to be part of a record-breaking Day of Caring with over 5,000 volunteers working on 365 different projects in a six-county area for a total of 80 nonprofit agencies.
For this year’s Day of Caring project, TRUE employees ventured out to Camp Fire USA’s Camp Tookaboochee, where we deconstructed an old fire pit and built a new one, complete with a brand new charcoal grill in front and fire pit in the back.
Other companies providing volunteers at Camp Tookaboochee included American Airlines, Dentsply Tulsa Dental, Ramsey Industries, and even a group of Tibetan Monks visiting the United States.Read more