Market-leading Antivirus not always the best

Not All Antivirus Software is the Same, herein lies the lesson.

As the time comes to start looking for new Antivirus software, you are going to find that there are a number of different brands on the shelves. Among these are brand names like Kaspersky and Norton Symantec, each of these different brands claim to offer you complete protection from everything that is likely to attempt to attack your computer, you will find that not all software is the same.

You can buy the marketing, but marketing doesn’t protect you. You can guess, but that’s like shootin the dark without fancy gear.

You will need to spend a fair amount of time thinking about what you are trying to protect and what your Antivirus software to do for you. Will you need protection only against incoming threats, what about those who surf the web, emails and so on?

Each suite of software provides different services and if you are not sure which one is right for you, you need to talk to the experts at Software Security Solutions and let us help you to make sure your network is fully protected at all times.

BlackBerry Server Exploit – Mobile Security Alert!

It is apparently easy for an exploit to be run in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server by sending a malicious image to a Blackberry device. This message just in from our friends over at ThreatPost.

The vulnerabilities are in many versions of the Blackberry Exchange Server, Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise.
This vulnerability should be patched immediately and qualifies for the “before bed list” of things to do today to protect Blackberry users and the Server.

These words from Blackberry say it all;

“Successful exploitation of any of these vulnerabilities might allow an attacker to gain access to and execute code on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Depending on the privileges available to the configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server service account, the attacker might also be able to extend access to other non-segmented parts of the network.”

Patching for this exploit should be done right now! More here:

and here:

Stay safe out there.

ACH Emails from “”

Many SPAM emails are going out claiming to be from which is the Electronic Payments Association. The emails come from Info@nacha dot org, Payment@nacha dot org and Alert@ nacha dot org claiming there is something wrong with one of your automatic bill payments.

A quick look into the header information (using message options in outlook) shows they are not coming from the domain at all.

Subject: ACH payment rejected
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
Return-Path: pavedff94@buxrud.sucker

They always have a link to a “report” that says it will give the details. Clicking on this link will take you to a website that is dishing out malicious code and attempts to get your personal banking details. Where the link really goes is shown here”

Email Phishing threats

Do not click on the link for the report. Any failed transaction should be provided by your bank and not nacha. That is the gotcha there.

Stay safe out there!

Corporate Data = Critical Data

Protecting Corporate Data

There are so many different ways in which your corporate database can be attacked from the outside by a dedicated hacker. While you might not think that the information your database contains any information that could be of value to anyone, if you deal with any type of customer information at all and store it in your database, it can be of value to someone, somewhere and you need to protect it with the right security software.

The more data you keep stored in your database, the more the likelihood is that it will be infiltrated and the information stolen. If you keep private your customers private information in your files, you need to contact Software Security Solutions and let us provide you with the security software you need to make sure that your database is fully protected at all times, no matter where the attacks might come from.

Lets be Honest

Keeping Everyone Honest

While it would be nice to think that everyone who visited your company’s web site was honest and had honorable intentions, the simple fact is that there are countless people who will stop at nothing to access your files. They will try anything to access and steal the data you have stored in your database and to wreak havoc on your system, especially if you do not go to the effort of protecting it with the appropriate security software.

In the news you constantly hear of even the biggest companies having their systems hacked into and millions of files filled with the personal information of their customers being stolen. Does this mean that no matter what security software you install that you will not be protected? No what it means is that unless you are a major player who is likely to be targeted in the way these companies have been, you can be very well protected by the layered approach to security that we offer here at Software Security Solutions.

Everyone deserves a suite!

Real Time Security Protection

If you own a computer and use it to connect to the Internet, you open it and everything you store on it up to invasion, theft and destruction. The Internet is not a friendly place to go with a computer that is loaded with personal information such as credit card numbers, passwords, PINs and the wealth of other personal data you store on it, unless you have real time protection such as that provided by a Layered Security Suite.

At Software Security Solutions, we recommend the Internet Security Suites for home and home office users as it provides the highest number of layers of protection available in a single application. This one suite of software can be used to protect all of the critical data you are likely to have on your computers from the myriad of attacks that occur on a daily basis, keeping your database safe and secure. Aint life sweet?

Intrdr Alrt, Interder Alert, Intruder ALERT!

Protecting Your Company from Outside Intruders takes work and constant improvement.

There was a time when the phrase protecting your company from outside intruders meant nothing more than having security cameras, a team of security officers and a good alarm system. While you are still going to need all of these to protect your physical premises, these are no longer enough. As you are now part of the World Wide Web, you are going to need Layers of Internet Security Software and people processes to protect your company from a host of web based intruders.

No matter what type of business you run, if you are connected to the Internet you are at risk from a host of would be thieves, viruses and worms that are all out to invade your computer systems and wreak havoc on them. At Software Security Solutions we can help you avoid these virtual space invaders by providing you with the best possible Internet security software to protect you.

The speed of EVIL

Faster Than You Can Read This

Here is a simple fact, in the time that it takes you to read this, hundreds of new variants of malware will have been released onto the web and will be poised for attack. If that number is not enough to frighten you, consider the amount of damage that just one of them can do to your computer and all of your personal information if you are not protected by a strong forms of Layered Security.

At Software Security Solutions we are constantly working to provide leading edge security software that will keep your data fully protected. You will find that by installing Layers in your network, on your computers, and in your heads, you will be better protected from multiple forms of malware, including spy bots, rootkits, adware and a wealth of Trojans, worms and viruses, than many of the masses no matter where you and your computer or phone go.

The Outsiders

Protecting Company Data from Outsiders

If you are running any type of business that is connected to the Internet, your database is at risk of being invaded by any number of people that are bent on one of two things, destroying or stealing your critical data. There are only two ways that you can stop this from happening. One is to disconnect from the Internet or, two,  make sure that you have the best possible Layered Security Solution implemented for your type of business, customers and data.

Leaving your entire computer system unprotected with the appropriate security solutions is like owning a bank and not protecting it with security guards.  Both situations are completely untenable and can leave you vulnerable to attacks that can take everything you own. Before you allow this to happen to your company, you need to talk to the experts at Software Security Solutions and let us help provide you with the Layered protection you need.

Does your coat of armour have many colors?

Put a colorful Coat of Armor on Your Network

Your computer network is constantly under siege as long as it remains connected to the web. You have employees that spend their time surfing the web and going to sites that have little to no security, customers sending you email that is just as likely to be infected and many other risks. If you don’t at least a security suite to put up protective barriers, your walls are going to come tumbling down.

The reality is that while one antivirus program is certainly going to help, you need to think more in terms of the old medieval castles when it comes to protecting your computers and network. These castles built a multilayers defense system using moats and several layers of walls to protect the occupants. At Software Security Solutions, we take the same approach to placing an armor shield around your network by using several different solutions to add layers of protection and keep the attackers where they belong, on the outside looking in, through a coat of many colors.

Cyber Security Simplified