The SWAT force is called in when there is a highly volatile situation needing immediate, tactical force to deal with the situation.
However, Internet trolls have taken to using the SWAT teams around the country as their very own revenge squad. If you are active on the internet, especially in the gamer community, you need to prepare yourself for possibly being SWATted (having the SWAT team dispatched to your home to deal with a falsely reported violent encounter).
Digg.com has a very good article explaining this, and what you should know.
Jamie Oliver – The Naked Chef probably never intended his tongue in cheek title to foreshadow the use of his website to distribute malware the way that porn sites are notorious for doing.
You might remember the post earlier in the month when I warned you of how his website was infected with malware. Well, less than a month later, the bad guys have reinfected his site, this time with a better grade of malware. The arms race is real, and you must be vigilant.
Panda Software – the makers of Panda Antivirus released an update that detected itself as malware, and quarantined itself – resulting in users being unable to start their machines. Panda released a new definitions file immediately, but users have been warned that the problem might recur.
Is your router using the factory default credentials (username/password)? If it is it is important that you change them immediately. There is a new attack that focuses on your router. It will change the DNS on the router, and supply their own versions of pages that you think are trustworthy.
If you don’t know your router password, there is a good chance that you are vulnerable. If the router password is Admin or password or blank – you are at risk.
If you are lost by this post, and want me to check it out for you, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org