THE MAVERICK BLOG

Cyber threat intelligence & musings on emerging threats

MERRY CHRISTMAS – 25DEC13

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our friends, colleagues, and clients at Maverick. Thank you for your support and patronage of Maverick in 2013. All the best for 2014. Robert Bagnall, CEO Maverick…

Avoiding the Latest Phone Scam – 02Dec13

Today, another Maverick client was contacted by a “Microsoft Representative” with an Indian accent proclaiming that there were “corrupt files on the Windows”. There was no mention of the specific device, the actual issue, or WHY anyone from Microsoft would ever call an individual small busines…

G20 Takeaways Spell Trouble – 06NOV13

During September’s G20 Economic Summit, hosted in Russia, attendees were given customary gift bags – which included USB memory sticks and spare power chargers for electronic devices. Just a few weeks later, the Italian press reported that the items were Trojan Horses designed to extract data…

badBIOS – A Sanity Check – 05NOV13

You may have seen reporting recently regarding a recognized security researcher who believes he has uncovered a significant security threat – perhaps the most significant in many years. Ars Technica wrote an article recently stating the claims of the researcher with respect to the depth of the…

The End of Windows XP – 04Nov13

Microsoft has announced that Windows XP will no longer be supported by the company after 08 April 2014. They are encouraging users to upgrade from the 12 year-old Operating System (OS) to a newer OS, such as Windows 7. What this means for current XP users is simple: After the 08th of …