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2021

کرونا و فقط

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چی شد که وضع کرونای ایران به اینجا رسید؟ حالا کاری به کشورای دیگه ندارم ولی توی ایران تقصیر «فقط» بود! درسته حکومت داره راه رو هموار میکنه برای پخش کرونا، ول...

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2020

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2019

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2018

شروع کار با KDE یا Kubuntu

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اولش که من از اوبونتو به کوبونتو و KDE مهاجرت کردم یه چند ساعتی یکم محیط کار برای ناملموس شده بود اما هر چی میرفتم جلو، هی هیجان زده تر میشدم و تکرار میکردم ...

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2017

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2016

دنیای یک برنامه‌نویس در اوبونتو

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بعد از نصب اوبونتو که توی پست قبلی تعریف کردم، باید محیط کارم رو دوباره آماده می‌کردم که برگردم سر کارم. ابزار مختلفی استفاده می‌کنم که باید دونه دونه اونها ...

مهاجرت من به اوبونتو

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من خیلی سال از ویندوز به طور حرفه‌ای استفاده می‌کردم و همه زیر و بم ویندوز دستم بود و هر مشکلی رو می‌تونستم توش حل کنم، اما خب بعد همه این سال‌ها کم کم اون ...

oi!

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Ace is the eighteenth studio album by German band Scooter released on 5 February 2016 through Sheffield Tunes & Kontor Records, preceded by the first sin...

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2015

All the world’s a Stagefright

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Here’s how security vulnerabilities are supposed to be handled. One, a researcher discovers an issue. Two, the people who make the software find a solution. ...

Facebook farewells flaky SHA-1

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Facebook has set the date: on September 30, the ancient and creaking SHA-1 hashing algorithm will make its tumbril trip and get the chop.

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2014

چه خبر از سایتم؟

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آخرین باری که از تغییر و تحول های توی سایتم گفتم حدود یک سال و نیم پیش توی این پست بلاگم بود که البته انگلیسی بود: What I have, and am busy with

New Facebook scams in 2014

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So many Facebook scams in 2014 have been a little worrying even though at first they all seem innocent enough, but these are social scams to lure users in to...

خدا، یا فکر و تدبیر و همت ما؟

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میگه خدا شفام داد، دعای دوستام اثر کرد… پس چرا رفتی دکتر و پول هات رو هدر دادی؟ میگه خرم شهر رو خدا آزاد کرد… پس اون ها که رفتن جنگیدن و کشته ...

یکی از نشونه های آدم های بیسواد

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یکی از نشونه های بی سوادی آدم هایی که می خوان خودشون رو با سواد نشون بدن، استفاده از اسم های قلمبه سلمبه و زیاده و تو یه مرحله حاد تر طرف به جنون می رسه و...

نژاد پرستی

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اونایی که نژاد پرست نیستن چه جوری سفید پوست و سیاه پوست رو یکی می دونن؟ عرب و فارس و ژرمن و ایندین ها رو یکی می دونن؟ بین یه ایرانی و انگلیسی و افغان و آف...

مرسی آواست

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امروز صبح خوابیده بودم که دیدم بابام اومد منو بیدار کرد و گفت برو دم در پُست برات یه بسته آورده…

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2013

ایمیلت گم شد! – یاهو

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تو پست قبلی روش فیلتر کردن ایمیل های ورودی رو در جیمیل نوشتم: ایمیلت گم شد! و گفته بودم که روش انجام این کار رو برای بقیه سرویس دهنده ها...

Victim Of Ritual

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The “Victim Of Ritual” music video from the new album “Colours In The Dark” by Tarja Turunen is now visible worldwide

روز جهانی بوسه مبارک!

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روز جهانی بوسه مبارک! اگه به دنبال بهانه ای برای بوسیدنش بودین، امروز بهترین بهانه هست! عکسی در کل جهان پخش شد، اسکات جونز استرا...

ایمیلت گم شد!

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برای شما روزی چند تا ایمیل می آد؟ 1؟ 5؟ 20؟ 100؟ یا بیشتر؟ اگه شما هم جزو افرادی هستین که یک اینباکس شلوغ و پر از ایمیل های غیر ضروری دارین، احتمال ا...

Happy Birthday America

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title: Happy Birthday America date: 2013-07-04T17:47:29+00:00 layout: single author_profile: true permalink: /2013/07/04/happy-birthday-america/ image: /as...

iPhone Notifications to Google Glass

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Google has already released a MyGlass Companion app for Android via the Play Store, and although a corresponding iOS version has yet to manifest itself  in t...

Symantec updates Norton 2013 range to v20.4

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Symantec has updated its suite of Windows security products with the release of Norton Antivirus 2013 v20.4, Norton Internet Security 2013 v20.4 and Norton 3...

Name.com domain registrar hacked

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US domain registrar and web hosting service Name.com has fallen victim to a hacker attack. In a recent email, the company informed its customers of an incide...

Taylor Swift needs your support

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Taylor is a finalist for the Billboard Milestone Award and you can help her take it home! Vote everyday until May 19th. Oh, and fun fact – you can vote multi...

Korn band members get back together

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Head, Munky, JD, Fieldy, and Ray are not only together again on-stage for shows beginning May 15, but Korn is also in the studio recording a new album!

Microsoft patches the security update 2823324

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Microsoft is making another attempt to close the privilege elevation hole in the NTFS filesystem’s kernel driver for Windows 7 and Server 2008, including R2....

Russian malware spies on US ATMs

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Security firm Group-IB has identified a malware program called Dump Memory Grabber that can take debit and credit card data from point-of-sale (POS) terminal...

Emma Stone’s twitter hacked

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3/22/2013: Emma Stone revealed that she was not behind the ambiguous tweets concerning boyfriend Andrew Garfield and co-star Shailene Woodley that sparked ch...

What is the largest number that you know?

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Tonight I’ve been talking to my friend about some bad news about Google company and he said “Did you know Googol is a number?”, Well, I did not! so I searche...

And “A2” is passed

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Talking of German class, A2 is passed too and I will be heading to B1 in next 2 weeks.

Opera Switches to WebKit and Chromium

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After many years of dealing with site compatibility issues, Opera found the solution: it will switch from its proprietary rendering engine (Presto) to WebKit...

Rocking while driving

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Hey GuysI’ve been playing some random music from my favorite playlist to spend some time and I found these stuff perfect for rocking while driving! here we go!

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2012

Google updates all Chrome editions

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h-online: Google has updated the Stable, Beta and Developer Channels of the desktop version of its Chrome browser with a number of bug fixes and improvements...

Narilam Worm manipulates databases in Iran

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h-Online: Security firm Symantec has discovered a specialised worm called W32.Narilam that can compromise SQL databases. Symantec reports that the malware “s...

ما در برابر دیگران

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من الان که این پست رو می نویسم 23 سالم هست و سنم آنقدر زیاد نیست که بخواهم نظرات زیادی راجع به زندگی کردن بدم و به بقیه افراد آموزشی بدم و حتی شاید خیلی ا...

مشکل کجاست؟

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نمی دونم چه جوری بعضی از اتفاق های زندگی رو توجیه کرد، مثلاٌ اینکه آیا واقعاٌ من دارم اشتباه می کنم چون نظر اکثریت بر خلاف منه؟ این امکان وجود نداره که ای...

A day in my life

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Ding diding diding ding… Mobile phone’s alarm wake me up, It’s 8 AM again and it’s not either Thursday or Friday otherwise he would let me sleep a bit more, ...

Disappear from world

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You know, suicide is one of the stuff that I’ve always given a thumb-up to, but every person in this small world has their own reason to stay away from that,...

Speak up

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Say it even if they (whether it’s a he or she) don’t listen, even if you are afraid or even if you are too shy.

Adobe fixes ColdFusion security vulnerability

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h-Online: On the same day as Microsoft’s September Patch Tuesday, Adobe released an update for ColdFusion to close a security hole in its rapid web applicati...

I want, I don’t want

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I never could understand those people that afraid everything and everyone, why people don’t live in a normal and easy world? Why take it so hard?

Dropbox tests two-factor authentication

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h-online: Cloud backup provider Dropbox says it has begun a public test of two-factor authentication for its service. Dropbox had announced it would start of...

Firefox 17 to make add-ons more secure

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h-Online: As suggested by some of its developers back in 2010, the Firefox browser will introduce enhanced separation between add-ons and the rest of the bro...

AMD Blog Hacked, Database leaked on Internet

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TheHackerNews: A team of Hackers called, “r00tBeer Security Team” today hack into official blog of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) which is a American multinati...

سلام، فارسی زبانان!

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بالاخره وبلاگم به فارسی هم شروع به کار کرد، این بلاگ به اندازه وبلاگ اصلی (که به انگلیسی است) کامل نخواهد بود و باز نویسی هر پست به 2 زبان زمان بر اس...

PostgreSQL patches XML flaws

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h-online: A flaw in the built-in XML functionality of PostgreSQL (CVE-2012-3488) and another in its optional XSLT handling (CVE-2012-3489) have been patched,...

Unfortunately unforgettable sweet memories

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I don’t know if I should be happy or sad, when I remember sweet and beautiful memories which were nice at the moment those days but now they are gone and rem...

Google’s New Favicon

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Google Operation System Blog: Google has a new favicon that looks like the icon from Google’s mobile search apps for Android and iOS. The same icon was also ...

Password leak at meetOne

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h-online: A data leak at the meetOne dating site allowed anyone to access private data including the plaintext passwords, email addresses and real names of t...

Trojan "made in Germany" spies in Bahrain

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h-Online: Citizenlab has released a detailed analysis of the activities of a trojan in which the experts conclude that the malware is most likely closely rel...

Symantec CEO steps down, replaced by chairman

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Computer World: Security software vendor Symantec said Wednesday that Enrique Salem, its president and chief executive officer, had stepped down with immedia...

Urgent security update for TeamViewer

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h-online: The TeamViewer developers have released updates for a potential security vulnerability discovered in the remote access tool. The company recommends...

Indonesia blocks porn sites during Ramadan

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ZDNet: Indonesia’s communications and information ministry has shut down more than one million pornographic Web sites ahead of Islamic holy month of Ramadan ...

Spam attack on Dropbox users

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H-Online: Spammers are currently sending large volumes of spam to users of cloud storage service provider Dropbox. The H’s associates at heise Security have ...

Firefox, Thunderbird, Panda and more updates

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Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released a new update for Firefox, Mozilla Firefox 14.0.1, This version comes with Google Secure search by default, flat buttons...

NVIDIA hackers publish user data

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Late last week, NVIDIA confirmed that the database for its forums web site had been broken into by unauthorized third parties, with data from more than 400,0...

Chrome 20 closes 23 security holes

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Google has closed a total of 23 vulnerabilities with the release of Chrome 20. Of those vulnerabilities, 14 are rated critical, enabling attackers to execute...

Opera 12 has been released

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Norwegian company Opera Software has released Opera 12.00 just a few minutes ago. Opera users who start the browser on their system should see update notific...

Google closes persistent XSS holes in Gmail

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The H-online: Google has closed several cross-site scripting (XSS) holes in its Gmail email service – which has more than 350 million active users – that cou...

Password leaks bigger than first thought

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The H-Online: There have still been no official statements on the causes and extent of the recent password leaks at LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm. A credibl...

Millions of Last.fm passwords leaked

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The H-Online: A list with several million passwords belonging to users of the music community site Last.fm has been posted on the internet. The site owners h...

LinkedIn passwords in circulation

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H-Online: Internet forums are currently circulating a list containing over six million password hashes which allegedly originate from LinkedIn. The passwords...

Automated Skype calls and Fake Antiviruses

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This is an old story back from September, 2011, but since recently I’ve seen users complaining about this, I want to share it again [Credit to NakedSecurity,...

This Depression is Great

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They told me look at everything positive, so I’m gonna do it: “This Depression is Great!”

Painting a Picture of W32.Flamer

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Symantec Connect: The number of different components in W32.Flamer is difficult to grasp. The threat is a well designed platform including, among other thing...

Google’s reCAPTCHA briefly cracked

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H-Online: Hackers developed a script which was able to crack Google’s reCAPTCHA system with a success rate of better than 99 per cent. They presented the res...

Windows XP in update loop

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H-Online: Users of Windows XP are reporting more problems with recent automatic updates. Three security updates for .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.5 are at the cen...

Avira update fixes Service Pack bug

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The H-Online: Avira says that it has resolved the problems caused by a Service Pack that was released for its Windows products earlier this week. Users are a...

Chrome 19 released with tab syncing

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The H-Online: Google has announced that Chrome 19 is the new stable version of its open source based web browser. As usual, the browser sees a number of secu...

I don’t understand

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A note before starting this post: I don’t mean to catch anyone’s attention with these posts I write, I just want to speak out what’s in my mind and hope some...

I want to say something

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I want to say something but I don’t know what, I want to talk, I want to speak but to no one, I want to express myself but no word is capable of doing that, ...

Excuse me, Graham Cluley

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Hi,You may have noticed that part of my blog posts are copied from other source as I name them (and link them) in beginning of my posts, for example “Nake...

PHP patch quick but inadequate

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The H-Online: The updates to PHP versions 5.3.12 and 5.4.2 released on Thursday do not fully resolve the vulnerability that was accidentally disclosed on Red...

Phishers Offer Fake Storage Upgrades

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Symantec Connect: Customers of popular email service providers have been a common target for phishers for identity theft purposes. Phishers are constantly de...

Not suicide, just taking life easy

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I’m not going jump off from the tower, I’m not going to overdoes any drug, I’m not going to cut my Wrist, I’m not going to drive high speed against a wall wi...

Skype divulges user IP addresses

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The H-Online: According to a blog post, a modified version of the Skype VoIP software can be used to easily find out the IP address of any valid Skype user. ...

DropBox 1.4 Released

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gHacks: Dropbox has just released a stable update that brings all desktop clients of the file synchronization and hosting service to 1.4. Feature-wise, it is...

PHP 5.4.1 and PHP 5.3.11 released

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The H-Online: The PHP developers have released the first update for PHP 5.4, the latest version of their popular scripting language, and an update to PHP 5.3...

Hotmail hacked for $20

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The H-Online: The whitec0de.com blog reports that, for $20, a member of a hacker forum offered to crack any Hotmail account within a minute – and that he kep...

No, This is not a love song

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Did you ever try hard to reach someone and when you did you find your mouth shut? I did several times and it drive me crazy!

Security improvements in Opera 12 beta

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The H-Online: A beta of version 12 of the Opera web browser has been released with privacy and security-focused improvements. Code-named “Wahoo”, the Opera 1...

Introducing Google Drive… yes, really

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Cross-Posted from Official Google Blog: Just like the Loch Ness Monster, you may have heard the rumors about Google Drive. It turns out, one of the two actua...

Iran oil terminal suffers malware attack

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The BBC is reporting that websites belonging to the Iranian oil ministry and national oil company are offline after suffering a malware infection this weekend.

Adobe Creative Suite 6 takes to the cloud

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Cross-posted from BetaNews.com: Adobe took the wraps off Creative Suite 6 on Monday, introducing the largest release to date of the content-creation platform...

WordPress fixes file upload security problems

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The H-Security: The developers of the popular open source blog engine WordPress have released a security update for the software. WordPress 3.3.2 fixes unspe...

Malware blocks booting

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Anti-virus experts at Trend Micro have discovered ransomware which blocks systems from booting. In contrast to the localised trojans, which are widely spread...

Google updates OAuth 2.0 Playground

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The H-Security: Google has added new features to its OAuth 2.0 Playground, which it launched last November. Developers can now switch to using client-side fl...

Free Stuff on Social Networks Not Free

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Symantec Connect: In recent years, scammers have flocked towards social networking sites as they have grown and made it easier to access a large number of po...

"Please do not take down the Sality botnet"

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The H-Security: On Tuesday, a user who is known as “lawabidingcitizen” posted an unusual request to the Full Disclosure mailing list, a forum that is mainly ...

Report: iOS vulnerability sold for $250,000

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The H-Security: Business appears to be booming for those who trade in unpatched (zero-day) security holes: according to a report by Forbes magazine, a US com...

Firefox switching to encrypted Google search

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The H-Online: An inconspicuous “s” added to various ​lines of code in its latest nightly builds means that future versions of Firefox will send all search qu...

Embarrassing security failure at PayPal

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The H-Security: Until just a few days ago, web sites belonging to the world’s largest online payment service contained a security vulnerability in a key comp...

Pidgin IM client 2.10.2 closes DoS holes

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The H-Online: Version 2.10.2 of the open source Pidgin instant messaging program has been released. According to its developers, the maintenance and security...

Scam for FC Barcelona Fans

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Symantec Connect: Phishers often choose baits with the motive of targeting a large audience. Using popular celebrities as bait is a good example. Phishers un...

Critical vulnerabilities in XnView fixed

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The H-Online: Version 1.98.8 of the popular XnView image viewer and converter has been released to close security holes in the software. According to an advi...

Safari update closes security holes

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Apple has released version 5.1.4 of its Safari web browser for Windows and Mac OS X. According to the company, the maintenance and security update addresses ...

Phishers Dislike Facebook Timeline

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Symantec Connect: Phishers regularly introduce new types of fake applications with the motive of improving their chance to harvest user credentials. In Febru...

Dropbox Abused by Spammers

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Symantec Connect: Recently we noticed spammers abusing Dropbox, a popular cloud-based, file-hosting and synchronization tool, to spread spam.

New automated sandbox for Android malware

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ISC Diary: One of the things that I’ve been working on lately is building an automated malware analysis environment to handle Android malware similar to the ...

Phishing via NFC

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At the RSA Conference 2012, McAfee’s Chief Technology Officer, Stuart McClure, and several of his colleagues, have demonstrated a whole range of different at...

Nothing last forever, but still I miss you

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Finally first level of my German class at Goethe-Institut finished (Read here when it begin) and I’m so sad, I will miss all my great classmate and teacher, ...

Google Drive Will Support Third Party Apps

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Google Operation System Blog: Back in November 2010, a comment from the Google Docs source code revealed some new features that will be available: third part...

Fake AICPA Mail Serves Blackholes and Rootkits

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Sunbelt: Be wary of emails claiming to be from AICPA – as per their alert here, these are not real and any mention of “unlawful tax return fraud” is just a b...

Chrome may get a password generator

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The H-Online: Google’s solution for the problem of getting better passwords on the net – a combination of browser sign-in andOpenID – will take some time to ...

VLC 2.0.0 “Twoflower” Final Released

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WebTrickz: VideoLAN has finally released the much awaited 2.0 version of “VLC Media Player”, the best and most popular media player for Windows, Mac OS X and...

Nessus 5.0 accelerates vulnerability scanning

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The H-Online: Tenable has released version 5.0 of Nessus, its popular vulnerability scanner. The new version of the tool includes an updated installation wiz...

Malware to Mourn Whitney Houston

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Symantec: The world is mourning the loss of another legendary pop singer also known as the queen of pop – Whitney Houston. Spammers are paying homage to the ...

Apple previews OS X 10.8 with Gatekeeper

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The H-Online: A developer preview of Mac OS X 10.8 is now available to registered Mac developers after Apple announced the new version, named Mountain Lion, ...

Flash Player update plugs exploited hole

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H-Online: Adobe has released updates for Flash Player closing seven holes in the application. Six of the holes can be exploited to allow an attacker to infec...

Java SE updates fix critical security holes

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The H-Online: Oracle has fixed 14 security holes in the Java Standard Edition (Java SE) with a critical patch update. The vulnerabilities allow attackers to ...

Chinese hackers had free rein at Nortel

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The H-Online: According to a report, hackers, allegedly from China, had access to telecoms equipment manufacturer Nortel‘s IT systems over a period of severa...

Twitter enables HTTPS for all signed-in users

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The H-Online: Twitter has announced that it has now enabled HTTPS by default for all users signed into the micro-blogging service. By using HTTPS, all user i...

Shockwave Player critical holes closed

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The H-Online: Adobe has updated Shockwave Player on Windows and Mac OS X to version 11.6.4.634 after identifying nine critical vulnerabilities. The problems ...

Beware of spam this Valentine’s Day

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SophosLabs: It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow and the spammers are out in force to make the most of unwitting shoppers on the international day of love.

No further updates for Debian 5.0 Lenny

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The H-Online: The Debian developers have pointed out, in an announcement on the debian-announce mailing list, that – three years after it was released –Debia...

LinkedIn Hits 150 Million Members

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Mashable: LinkedIn on Thursday announced it has 150 million members in its network, a 20 million increase over November.

Foxconn hacked by Swagg Security

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The H-Online: Hackers operating under the name Swagg Security have said they were responsible for breaching the security of Chinese electronics manufacturer ...

Russian Spammers Eye World Content Show

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Symantec Connect: Television channels across the world are set to be at the 14th International Exhibition and Forum, World Content Show, held Feb 7- 9, 2012,...

Yahoo Chairman Steps Down

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Mashable: Yahoo‘s chairman of the board, Roy Bostock, is leaving the company. Bostock has been chairman since 2008.

Phishers Bank on Tax Season

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Sunbelt: With the U.S. currently in tax season, online criminals have, once again, sought to take advantage of this. Robert Stetson, one of Sunbelt’s malware...

Satellite phone encryption cracked

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H-Online: Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany have announced that they have cracked the A5-GMR-1 and A5-GMR-2 encryption algorithms used in sat...

RealPlayer update closes critical holes

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The H-Online: RealNetworks has released an update to RealPlayer to close a number of holes in its media player application. Version 15.02.71 of RealPlayer ad...

Goodbye BTJunkie

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gHacks: Users of the popular Bittorrent indexing website BTJunkie who try to access the site’s content in a web browser are not seeing the usual site layout,...

Critical PHP vulnerability being fixed

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The H-Security: The PHP developers are working to fix a critical security vulnerability in PHP that they introduced with a recent security patch. The current...

Facebook IPO comes with a health warning

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SophosLabs: Facebook’s IPO is the most hyped initial public offering in years, with much speculation about just how many billions of dollars the social netwo...

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.3

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The H-Security: Apple has released Mac OS X 10.7.3 and, for Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard users who have yet to upgrade to Lion, Security Update 2012-001; the...

Megaupload, up again? no

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GFI: You’re probably aware that Megaupload has wandered into what can only be described as a bit of a pickle, assuming said pickle is roughly the size of ...

You dislike it too: Sore Throat

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I bet you dislike it when your throat hurts, when you have that damned feeling in your skin, when your nose become a useless meat on your face, when you b...

Feeling good, abnormally

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Is not it great when you feel happy without any reason? When nothing happened and you smile…Yeah, I don’t know why but I’m feeling that way, My life is not i...

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2011

Come join my forum

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Hi Folks!</p> I would like to invite you to join my forum, its a small forum for now but by the time it will get better, a link to my for...

Damn, the only thing I did not need happened

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Oh no! the only thing I did not need happened, my laptop passed away, send me your good wishes! I need to go look if it worth it to repair or better I loo...

No one can see

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…Und der Haifisch, der hat Tränen und die laufen vom Gesicht; doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser – so die Tränen sieht man nicht… _ _ …And the shark, that has ...

I’ve been bored

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I’ve been bored today and playing random videos and this one made me smile, so I want to share with you 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BhMD_k35gE Have a g...

MyBB downloads were infected

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The H-Security: In a blog posting, the MyBB development team has confirmed that the download package for version 1.6.4 of MyBB had been...

Duqu, Son of Stuxnet?

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Schneier on Security: A newly discovered piece of malware, Duqu, seems to be a precursor to the next Stuxne...

Blackhole Exploit Targeting Steve’s Death

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Symantec: The sad news making the rounds these days is the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Co-founder and former CEO. His death has been a terrible loss to bot...

Happy Birthday Avira FreeAV!

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Happy birthday Avira FreeAV! Avira free antivirus solution protecting more than 100 million customers worldwide celebrates its 12th bir...

Happy third birthday, Chrome!

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Google Chrome Blog: It’s that time of the year again for the Chrome team, when we pause on our anniversary to reflect on the amazing life and times of the...

Wikileaks website targeted by hackers

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TechSpot: Wikileaks found itself the victim of a cyberattack on Tuesday, shortly after the release of thousands of US State Department ...

Blogger’s fresh new look

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Blogger Buzz: As you may have heard, things are starting to look a little different across many Google products—and today, Blogger is t...

I want / Ich Will !

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I think being well known all over the world is not everything, sometimes I wish fewer people know but that smart group of people that know me, trust me, beli...

Strings of my mind

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I posted this without spell-check or grammar check, without review etc, just think and write and post:</p> I think its not just me that s...

Start of Avira 12 Betatest!

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Start of AV 12 Betatest!It starts from today and ends on 29th of September 2011. Finally after a long time Avira ...

Facebook Makes a Move Toward Security

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Sunbelt: Facebook recently published a guide for it's users on how to secure their online accounts from anything that threatens one's F...

phpMyAdmin updates close XSS hole

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H-Online: The phpMyAdmin developers have announced the release of versions 3.4.4 and 3.3.10.4 of their open source database administrat...

Java 6 Update 27 released

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Java™ SE 6 Update 27The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_27-b07 (where “b” means “build&...

Update: Google Buys Motorola

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Google Operating System Blog: Google found a way to solve the problem of Android patents and it's only three times more expensive than ...

Mozilla Plans To Hide Firefox Version

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gHacks: One “by-product” of the rapid release cycle of the Firefox web browser is the version number increase that goes along with ever...

Firefox 6 Released Early

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Mashable: Firefox 6 isn’t scheduled to be released until Tuesday, but Mozilla has uploaded installation files to a FTP server for those...

Google Apps highlights – 8/12/2011

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This is part of a regular series of Google Apps updates that Google post every couple of weeks. Look for the label “Google Apps highlights” and subs...

Facebook CAPTCHA fail

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SophosLabs: Facebook has taken security to a whole new level.</p> I think this speaks for itself.

QuickTime 7.7 closes security holes

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H-Security Online: Version 7.7 of QuickTime is now available for users running Windows XP SP2 or later and Mac OS X v10.5.8 Leopard. Th...

Using data to protect people from malware

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This is an article posted in Google Online Security Blog, it’s about unusual traffics being sent from infected computers during search or web surfing, if you...

The old dogs are still in learning mode

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Norman Security Blog wrote a good article about Fake AVs and their new variants and how to protect ourselves, Credit to my friend, Pondus, for sharing thi...

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

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ghacks.net: Microsoft has just released a beta of a system recovery software. Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper has been designed to aid users in starti...

No More Offline Gmail in Google Chrome

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Google Operation System Blog wrote:</p> Chrome 12, the upcoming version of Google's browser which is likely to be released today, ...

Everyone need a job, me too

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Hey my blog readers!</p> How is it going? Did enjoy your days? What's new in your life? A paid job is something essential fo...

ATB Released “Distant Earth”

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“Distant Earth” is ATB’s 9th studio album, which was released on the 29th of April 2011, by Kontor Records. It features 2 CDs in the standard edition, 3 CDs ...

Google Chrome Stable 11 is released!

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The Google Chrome team is happy to announce the arrival of Chrome 11.0.696.57 to the Stable Channel for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome...

Avira receives AV-Test.org certificate

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Avira TechBlog: Great news – our Avira Premium Security Suite received the next AV-Test.org certificate, this time for the first quarte...

Yet another VB100 award for Avira!

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Avira TechBlog: The series continues – Avira AntiVir Personal and Avira AntiVir Professional received the April 2011 VB100 award! The t...

Adobe plans Flash Player Update tomorrow

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Avira TechBlog: This is good news – for the recently acknowledged zero-day security vulnerability within Adobe Flash Player, Acrobat an...

Microsoft’s record Patch Tuesday

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H-Online: It's a record for Microsoft: 9 critical and 8 important updates close a total of 64 security holes. In the worst case, a numb...

A new security flaw hits VLC

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H-Online: Following on from last week's S3M vulnerability in the VLC media player, a new advisory warns of a buffer overflow when playi...

Twitter spam and viagra galore

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Spam mails claiming to be from Twitter that send you to pharmacy sites are a popular wheeze for spammers, and here we go again.</p> ...

Fake Certificate in Malware – with Message

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Avira TechBlog: The malware authors every now and then send us virus researchers some messages. For example in the compiled binary itself, or as debug out...

Chrome Bookmarks Integrate with Google Search

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Google Operation System: Until recently, Google Bookmarks and Chrome Bookmarks were two separate features that didn’t speak the same language. Even if you co...

Google +1

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Google Operation System: Google +1 is yet another attempt to make Google more social. It’s Google’s version of the Facebook “likes”, a simple feature that’s ...

Google Talk Guru

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Google Talk Guru is a new Google bot that lets you ask simple questions. It’s “an experimental service that allows people to get information like sports resu...

Analysis of TR/Spy.SpyEye

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Avira TechBlog: SpyEye is a malware family which we are monitoring for some time. Today we are analyzing a sample which is detected as TR/Spy.SpyEye.flh by A...

Security Vulnerabilities in Chrome

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Avira TechBlog: It looks like new Chrome releases aren’t due every six weeks as Google announced a few weeks ago, but once a week now – the company just rele...

Talking to your computer (with HTML5!)

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Google Chrome Blog: Today, we’re updating the Chrome beta channel with a couple of new capabilities, especially for web developers. Fresh from the work that ...

Switch to Gmail

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Gmail Blog: Posted by Jason Toff, Product Marketing Manager

Data loss at Play.com

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Play.com, one of the largest online retailers of DVDs, CDs, MP3s, books and gadgets, emailed its customers yesterday admitting to a security breach in its ma...

Firefox Extension Used in Facebook Scam

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Symantec Connect: Not only Facebook is adding new and interesting features to its toolbox; spammers and scammers in Facebook are, too. Currently there is a s...

Firefox 4.0 final is released

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Over the past week or two, we have been keeping track of the various releases of Firefox 4 including RC1 and RC2, counting down to the official release tomor...

I want to share this with you!

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Hey, It’s been my birthday last Thursday Now 23 Years old (I know I know, I’m getting old… )

New Chrome Logo

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The latest Chrome Dev Channel release comes with a new Chrome logo that’s more plain and boring, but looks better as a desktop icon. Even if not many people ...

Google Docs Gets a Real-Time Upgrade

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In a bid to make Google Docs more appealing to workers and consumers, Google is rolling out a new feature that lets users of its productivity service discuss...

Google Toolbar 8, Powered by Google Chrome

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Google Operation System: After Google released Chrome, Google Toolbar’s development slowed down. That’s because Google Toolbar is no longer the primary vehic...

WebM Plugin for Internet Explorer 9

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Google Operation System: Internet Explorer 9 will be released later today and one of the many new features is the native support for videos. Unfortunately fo...

Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha Released

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Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks.This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that ...

Critical Adobe Flaw without Patch

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Avira TechBlog: A vulnerability within the current versions of Adobe Flash Player on all supported platforms has been found, warns the company. Affected are ...

More Browser Updates

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Avira TechBlog: Well, actually we expect some more updates as some security vulnerabilities have been revealed at the Pwn2Own contest during the CanSecWest s...

Internet Explorer 9 hits RTM

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TechSpot wrote: Microsoft this week reportedly signed off the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build of Internet Explorer 9. The RTM build is 9.00.8112.16421.1...

What’s New in Chrome 10?

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Google Chrome 10 is ready for primetime and it comes with a surprising number of new features. Here are some of them:

Introducing the Google APIs Explorer

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Google is always looking for new ways to make it easier for developers to get started with our APIs. When you come across a new Google API, you often want to...

Leaked: Windows 8 build 7910 screenshots

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TechSpot Wrote: A few new Windows 8 user interface screenshots have leaked. Windows 8 build 7910 is part of the Milestone 2 branch, so we’re not seeing the l...

Chrome OS Beta Channel Update

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The Chrome OS Beta channel has been updated to R10 release 0.10.156.46 including the new Chrome 10 Beta, new trackpad and several stability and functional im...

I’ll be back!

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Sorry about not updating my blog, I’ll be back! (soon perhaps!)

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2010

Red Hat Near Key Support Area

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New York, December 27th (TradersHuddle.com) – Shares of Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) are trading very close to calculated support at $45.27 with current price ac...

Facebook’s value surpasses Yahoo, eBay

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A new study from New York securities firm NYPPEX estimates Facebook’s enterprise value is now much higher than Yahoo and EBay, at $41.2 billion and significa...

CIA launches W.T.F. (WikiLeaks Task Force)

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Washington Post: The CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks.

Don’t Lie to Me, Angelina!

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Earlier this year I received a Facebook invite in my Yahoo! Mail account from none other than Angelina Jolie herself. I kid you not.

17 Security Updates on MS Patchday

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As announced Friday last week, Microsoft delivers 17 security updates on the December 2010 Patchday. The Updates close 2 highly critical security holes which...

LastPass Acquires Xmarks!

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In our efforts to bring you expanded, go-anywhere access to your data, we’re happy to announce that LastPass recently acquired Xmarks!

Plenty of Updates announced

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Avira TechBlog: Next Tuesday is going to be tough for administrators: The Redmond company announces 17 security bulletins which are supposed to fix 40 securi...

Who’s Using Twitter?

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Mashable: The Pew Center is out with a new report that focuses on Twitter usage in the U.S., and it reveals that 6% of the entire U.S. adult population uses ...

Facebook Announces First Hacker Cup

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Mashable: Facebook is known for its hackathons — all-night coding sessions designed to help create new products or improve others. Now the company has announ...

Adobe Reader and Google Chrome

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The latest release of Google Chrome includes the Chrome PDF Viewer which won’t properly display some PDF files like Dynamic Forms and PDF Portfolios. While G...

Google Chrome Has 120 Million Users

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Google revealed during its Chrome press conference today that its web browser now has 120 million users. That’s 50 million more users than it had less than s...

Spam Carrying WikiLeaks Worm

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Symantec Connect: WikiLeaks.org is in the news after their recent publications linked to leaked government documents. Spammers are now leveraging the current...

Download Google Books App for iPhone

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Google has just released ‘Google Books’ app for iOS. The Google Books app offers access to over 2 million Google eBooks on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Take ...

Twitter Trend Poisoning Cookbook

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Symantec Connect: We have become familiar enough with malware creators poisoning popular search engine terms through SEO techniques in order to deliver their...

Looks familiar? Yes! From Alureon!

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It’s a normal day to us. We receive a new Bamital virus sample report from a customer, and we provide an analysis. Suddenly, something interesting bursts int...

Improved Avira AntiVir Rescue System

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Avira programmers spent a lot of work and drastically overhauled the Avira AntiVir Rescue System which is now available in version 3.7.16. Next to a much bet...

Gmail Priority Inbox Now Learns Much Faster

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Google has upgraded its Priority Inbox, a recently launched Gmail feature that automatically places important mail on top of your inbox, with a couple of imp...

W32.Yimfoca.B – Malware Localization

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The latest W32.Yimfoca.B variants can target malicious links in no fewer than 44 countries and nearly 20 different languages. It has also increased the numbe...

Adobe update spam scam

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Here’s the latest twist in the “membership” site scam: spam emails that tell potential victims to update their Adobe Reader include links to a web site inten...

Proxy services take novel approach to privacy

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You’ve locked down your computer. Nothing is going to bypass your privacy shielding programs. AdBlock is fully loaded, NoScript is ready to roll and RefContr...

Facebook adds “new profiles”

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Avira TechBlog: Facebook offers a “new profile” feature that many users adopt very fast. It is possible to mark the best friends and family and show them mor...

WikiLeaks Now Has Hundreds of Mirrors

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WikiLeaks is currently not available at WikiLeaks.org. It recently lost its DNS service provider, and the site itself has been battered by DDoS attacks for m...

Facebook makes user profiles more visual

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Though it is primarily known as a social networking site, Facebook is actually one of the top destinations for photo sharing, and a new user profile design c...

Google Chrome 8 available

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Google just released version 8 of its web browser Chrome. It fixes 13 security vulnerabilities of which 4 got rated “high”ly critical – the people reporting ...

Oficla downloads MBR Ransomware

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Avira TechBlog: We discovered a new ransomware threat which is downloaded by a Trojan of the Oficla family. This downloaded threat replaces the MBR (master b...

Link to a YouTube Comment

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If you happen to find a YouTube comment that’s really interesting and you want to share it with other people, mouse over the comment, click on the “Share” bu...

WikiLeaks Hit By Another DDoS Attack

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Controversial whistleblower website WikiLeaks was hit by another massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack earlier this morning. On Sunday, the sit...

Comment on Stuxnet and more Windows 0-days

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Over the last few days, some news organizations have been saying that Stuxnet source code is available on the black market, and that clearly therefor there i...

Closer look at W32/Ramnit.C

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Thomas Wegele, Virus Researcher from Avira wrote: In this month’s ITW malware set from the Wildlist organization two new variants of W32/Ramnit appeared. W32...

The Pirate Bay founders sentenced to jail

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The Swedish Appeals Court upheld the conviction and jail sentences of three co-founders behind the infamous The Pirate Bay service. Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij...

Google Chrome and Multiple Profiles

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Google Chrome has always supported multiple profiles, but you had to use a command-line flag (–user-data-dir=”c:\path\to\the\profile”) to associate a profile...

Safe holidays season

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Avira TechBlog: Thanksgiving and according holidays are very close – a time in which many people have the time to do (online) shopping. The cyber criminals a...

It’s getting colder here!

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Good news, at least for me who love winter, it’s getting colder here, forecast says! Winter is one month away!

Adobe Reader X is now available!

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Adobe Reader X is now available! Download Reader X for desktop at http://get.adobe.com/reader/ or access the mobile app on the Android Market via your Androi...

Google Docs editing comes to Android and iOS

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Native Google Docs support has finally arrived for Android and iOS (the mobile version of Google Docs has been available for over three years). Edits show up...

Microsoft: Google is a hard habit to break

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Microsoft says Google is a bad habit, and it’s hard for people to break it in order to try alternatives, such as the company’s search engine, Bing. “It’s a h...

Yahoo announces more changes

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THE INTERNET SEARCH OUTFIT without a search engine, Yahoo has announced a package of products that it hopes will make it more relevant again.

Google Cleans Up Messy Data with Refine

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Mashable: If you live for data, slave over spreadsheets and constantly find yourself sifting through endless rows and columns of facts and figures, Google’s ...

iTunes Store links up with Twitter via Ping

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BetaNews: Ping, the social music service introduced as a part of iTunes 10 in September, can now be linked with Twitter, the popular micro blogging service a...

Say Hello to the Samsung Nexus S

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Mashable: If you didn’t think the Nexus S was real, perhaps these pictures of the purported device will convince you otherwise.

Facebook brand pages hit by malicious links

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CNet: The latest security fiasco on Facebook’s application platform may involve business pages rather than personal accounts: Sendible, a company that makes ...

Graph Of When People Break Up On Facebook

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David McCandless recently gave a presentation about data visualization in which he unveiled this graph, which tracked 10,000 Facebook status updates to deter...

Find Words Smarter with Word Suggestions

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Mozilla Labs:In our first Prospector experiment, Speak Words, we helped Firefox learn what words you might want to type into the Awesome Bar. We have taken t...

Google Chrome Gets Its Own PDF Viewer

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For Google Chrome users, viewing PDFs in the browser has been a colossal pain for lo these many moons. That’s why we are (and you should be) thrilled to lear...

Google Instant Goes Mobile

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Mashable: A beta version of Google Instant is now available on many U.S. iPhone and Android mobile devices.

Google Android Turns 3

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Mashable: Today marks exactly three years since Google and a slew of hardware and carrier partners officially announced the Android mobile operating system.

WordPress Adds Feature for Embedding Tweets

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Mashable: Months ago, Twitter released a clunky tool called Blackbird Pie for embedding tweets in blog posts. Today WordPress has radically simplified and im...

Patchday ahead

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The Redmond company today published its announcement for the upcoming November Patch Tuesday. Microsoft wants to release 3 security bulletins which deal with...

Microsoft Smart Screen False Positives

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SANS.edu: We received a couple of reports about Microsoft’s “Smart Screen” flagging harmless sites as malicious. Initially, we considered the possibility of ...

Android Overtakes iPhone

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Wall Street Journal: It looks like Steve Jobs may have something to be nervous about after all.

Intel Core i3 2100T details leak

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Details of Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge-based i3 processors have leaked out, and there’s one particular model that has caught people’s interest: it features...

Announcing the release of Fedora 14

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Jared Smith: It’s here! It’s here! It’s really here! Fedora 14 has been officially released! Fedora is a leading edge, free and open source operating system ...

An Android Keyboard that Uses Google Scribe

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Google Scribe may not seem very useful, but it’s one of the features that could significantly improve virtual keyboards from mobile phones. Instead of showin...

Service Pack 1 for Avira AntiVir Products

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Avira started shipping the Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Avira AntiVir 10 yesterday! This Service Pack fixes plenty of minor bugs we found in version 10 and thus ...

Microsoft to withdraw Silverlight?

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At the latest PDC conference, only a very few mentions of Silverlight were observed. It seems that Microsoft is betting on HTML5 as the future for cross plat...

New Vulnerability in Adobe Flash and Reader

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Avira TechBlog: Adobe warns of a new vulnerability in Flash Player and in Reader. The problem is within authplay.dll and the corresponding .lib in the Unix v...

3G Mobile Internet Comes to Mount Everest

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Nepali mobile network operator Ncell has installed the first 3G base station at the summit of Mount Everest, giving visitors, climbers and people living in t...

Google Instant’s Blacklisted Words

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Google search engine’s latest innovation technology that allows users to search for information in real time does not come without its own challenges. For ex...

Microsoft Office 2011 out for Mac

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Software Magazine: Microsoft has launched the Apple version of its productivity suite, the Microsoft Office 2011. The package comes with a new version of Mic...

Mozilla delays Firefox 4 until 2011

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Firefox is slipping in its development schedule; Mozilla says it won’t be able to release version 4.0 this year, and will have to delay the final version unt...

Windows 7 SP1 RC released

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Microsoft has announced the launch of the Release Candidate version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1, the last test version prior to its official release.

VLC Media Player Now Available for iPhone

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VLC Media Player, an app that lets you watch videos in several formats that aren’t natively supported by the iPhone, has arrived in Apple’s iTunes store.

Google Finally Upgrades Feedburner

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Believe it or not, Google hasn’t forgotten about Feedburner. The RSS feed service has received an experimental new interface that better matches Google Analy...

Web filtering: are employees offended?

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Paul Mah, on the ITBusiness Edge blog, reported on GFI’s September survey of web filtering practices in small and medium businesses and got some interesting ...

Firesheep: who is eating my cookies?

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Internet is great, and everyday millions of people spend their day surfing it, using Google, Gmail, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Some people buy at ebay,...

When technology fails

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I love computers and technology in general. Actually, I am an advocate of technology and I try to push high tech solution whenever that makes sense.

Spam from the Advocate

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Currently cyber criminals try to make fast money by spamming out emails in masses in Germany which allegedly stem from an Advocate specialized in copyright. ...

Nokia N900 PR 1.3 Firmware Now Available

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Well in time for the MeeGo Conference next month, Nokia has just started the rollout of the all new PR 1.3 firmware (v20.2010.36-2) for the N900. The update ...

Google’s Spam Report Extension

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If you want to improve Google’s results and report spammy web pages, there’s a Chrome extension for you.Google Webspam Report adds a link next to each Google...

Desktop Linux: The Dream Is Dead

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The author of this article seems to think Linux in the desktop is dead, with so many missed opportunities, especially during the failure of Windows Vista, th...

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Hard Drive

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Rules were made to be broken; that whole 55 MPH thing happens to be my favorite. Western Digital had larger aspirations; the kinds that considered milestones...

Apple To Remove Java from Mac OS X?

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After the news that the new MacBook Airs do not ship with Flash pre-installed (which is news considering Flash has been part of Mac OS X for a very long time...

Domain name Sex.com sells for $13 million

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Escom LLC has sold the controversial domain name Sex.com for $13 million, according to The Register. Documents filed in a California court say that the domai...

Google News Shows the Number of Shared Links

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Google News continues to integrate with Twitter and other micro blogging services. After testing a section that shows newsworthy tweets from your subscriptio...

Google Docs Adds Drag-and-Drop Image Upload

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Google Docs adds a feature that’s already available in Gmail: you can now upload images using drag and drop. Open a new document and drag an image from your ...

Defensive Computing

1 minute read

Windows is an attractive platform for the malware writers, in part, because of the sheer number of users. As Microsoft creep towards making their offerings m...

Download Winamp for Android [Beta]

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My favorite music player in old days ‘Winamp’ has now released its official app (currently in Beta) for Android devices. The app is available as a free downl...

Google Broadband Gets Its First Trial

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Google’s ultra high speed fiber network — which the company says can offer speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second — is about to get its first trial outside of ...

Malware Pushers Abuse Firefox Warning Page

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This is a pretty neat attack from the malware pushes leveraging on the ignorance of the average user – which in all honestly is a safe bet most of the time! ...

Operation Payback takes down UK IP office

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HAVOC CAUSING hacker activist group Operation Payback has extended its reach and strangled the life out of the UK Intellectual Property Office’s website.

Turkish hackers attack CDU websites

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Two regional websites for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) were hacked on Tuesday by unknown perpetrators claiming to be Turkish followin...

Google Chrome Stable Channel Update

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Google Chrome 7.0.517.41 has been released to the stable and beta channels for Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Updates from the previous stable release include:

Does Apple want to buy Facebook?

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Peter Kafka at All Things Digital thinks that Steve Jobs might want to buy Facebook. His reasoning is that Jobs, when asked what Apple plans to do with its n...

Copy machines spill identity secrets

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Personal information scanned into certain digital photocopier hard drives can be easily tapped, according to a CBC News investigation probing the second-life...

First 360° video on Youtube, ever!!!

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Today Doritos Late Night presented the first 360 degree musicvideo on youtube. It’s the musicvideo of Professor Green with his latest hit: “Coming to get me”...

Steve Jobs on Android’s Fragmentation

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Apple’s CEO says that Android is fragmented and that the open vs. closed dilemma is not important as long as Apple’s proprietary mobile operating system mana...

Radeon HD 6870, 6850 break cover

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The time for rumors and speculations is drawing to a close—as far as AMD’s upcoming Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 are concerned, at least. These two next-generatio...

Facebook Privacy Issues – again

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Media report about a new privacy leak on Facebook which has been found just recently. It is possible to find out with which persons someone is in contact wit...

Avira know better what to put and where

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Sometimes we encounter childish messages from the authors in the body of malware. A variant of the TDSS family we got recently is even going a step further b...

New Likejacking-Attack on Facebook

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Currently a new likejacking-attack is running on Facebook. If a user clicks on the link of a friend which is reads “I Will NEVER TEXT Again After Seeing THIS...

Facebook apps transmitted personal info

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NEW YORK — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users’ personal identifying information to dozen...

NVidia launches GT440 cards

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While NVidia’s big news may have been its upcoming budget-range GeForce GT 430 1GB cards which leaked out earlier this month, it seems that the company has b...

Hackers Access 107K Student Records At UNFL

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The good news is that overseas hackers apparently did not change the grades of more then 100 thousand University of North Florida students when they broke in...

Google’s First Personalized Doodle

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Google found a nice way to wish you Happy Birthday. If you visit Google’s homepage when you are signed in and it’s your birthday, you’ll see a special doodle...

Install Adobe AIR on 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10

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Right now Adobe AIR is only officially available for 32-bit Linux. But it does work on 64-bit Linux with the 32-bit compatibility libraries. There are severa...

Facebook: Giving You More Control?

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Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has announced on their blog that the site will soon be offering new features and controls. The features include New Facebook G...

ZeuS baddies copy Conficker tactics

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Variants of the infamous ZeuS cybercrime toolkit have begun using the tactics of the infamous Conficker worm in a bid to get ahead of security defences.

Gmail Auto-unsubscribe Search

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Gmail has a feature that lets you unsubscribe from a newsletter or a mailing list when you report one of the messages as spam.

Firefox is getting fast!

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Firefox’s JavaScript engine, Spidermonkey (including the Tracemonkey and Jaegermonkey JITs) is now faster than Webkit’s JSCore on both Sunspider and V8. Grea...

about:support

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Welcome to our first release of the new Mozilla about:support add-on.

CyberLink YouMemo with Windows Touch

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Do you have a family bulletin board? Leave notes on the refrigerator with to-do’s and reminders? CyberLink YouMemo lets you move all that on to your PC with ...

Club Coee on Windows

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I received a recommendation to check out Club Cooee. It takes the internet chat room to the next level in 3D rooms. You can run Club Cooee like a regular app...

Microsoft fixes 49 vulnerabilities

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As announced last Friday, Microsoft released 16 security bulletins on the October Patchday. They fix security vulnerabilities in various Windows operating sy...

Buggy Paypal phishing

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Usually I have to wonder how much inventiveness the spammers and Phishers show. But, from time to time, it is funny to see some really stupid Phishing attemp...

Online pharmacy spam campaign faking Twitter

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During the weekend our spamtraps received large amounts of emails pretending to come from Twitter. This time, the social engineering twist lies within the su...

Another record Patchday ahead

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The Redmond company today announced that it plans to release 16 security bulletins on coming Tuesday, Microsoft’s official monthly Patchday in October. Never...

Twitter password phishing

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Our friend in the UK got this via a contact. It was from a Twitterer who obviously had his Twitter login stolen:

Adobe fixes Reader and Acrobat

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Adobe just released Reader and Acrobat version 9.4. The new release fixes some critical vulnerabilities which allow attackers to infect PCs – for example, ju...

Messages from Malware authors in Malware

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During our analysis of the different malware families we sometimes stumble upon some messages inside the viruses placed there by their authors. For example, ...

Stuxnet in the news

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The Stuxnet Trojan is very well covered in the media as more and more details about its sophisticated code become public. It abuses four previously unknown s...

Xmarks service ends January 2011

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Xmarks will be shutting down free browser synchronization services on January 10, 2011. For details on how to transition to recommended alternatives, consul...

Microsoft Kills Live Space blogs

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Microsoft announced that it has collaborated with WordPress and now onwards it will be the default blogging platform for Windows Live users. This means Micro...

Browser cookies are becoming an issue

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The New York Times is reporting a rising number of law suits against some major players because of their use of persistent web tracking:

More Spam with JavaScript redirectors

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We received new spam emails which contain a JavaScript redirector in form of a HTML attachment. The emails we received have the subject “Consultation Appoint...

Twitter XSS getting abused

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On Twitter a new security flaw gets currently exploited. Hackers found a way to inject malicious JavaScript code into tweets with the onMouseOver event. This...

Flash Player Updates fix 0-day-vulnerability

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Adobe fixed the vulnerability in Flash Player in a record time again. Just one week after the 0-day became public and started to get exploited, an update is ...

Security issues on Android

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One unique security feature of Android is the permission check when installing 3rd party apps. The system lists all permissions that an app requires and asks...

Browser Updates, again

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Google released version 6.0.472.59 of its Chrome web browser. It fixes 10 security vulnerabilities; 1 is only affecting Mac OS X and critical, 6 are rated “h...

The Anti-Botnet Initiative

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The Anti-Botnet Initiative has now been started. The initiative is a cooperation of eco and The German Federal Bureau for Information Security (BSI) and has ...

New 0-day Exploit for Adobe Reader

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A malicious PDF file has turned up which exploits a new security vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat – even in the most current version 9.3.4 and 8.2.4...

Browser Updates

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The Mozilla foundation just released the popular web browser Firefox in version 3.6.9. The new version fixes overall 14 security vulnerabilities of which 10 ...

This could save your LIFE!

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The following internet advice which may have a subject title such as above could just get you killed.

The bad guys are going after the Pirates

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File-sharing organization Pirate Bay has been controversial for a long time, like maybe the length of its entire existence. It’s been in the news recently...

How to Get Hacked on Facebook

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One of the most common scenarios we observe on a daily basis are users coaxed into phishing campaigns and malicious applications on Facebook.  As we interact...

Facebook login phishing

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Here’s one of the latest Facebook phish attempts: videos of “beautifull” girls:

DLL Hijacking Evolved

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Back in November 2007, I’ve seen this technique used by one of the variant of Worm called W32/Drom. The technique was not to execute the malicious file or co...

Facebook Refreshes Notes Application

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Until now, Facebook Notes has only supported text formatting through HTML, making formatting a challenging task for the majority of the site’s 500 million m...

Two Steps Away from a Free iPad

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Honestly, how many times have you won free stuff by clicking on links? And no… those spam, trojan, and spyware do not count as free stuff.

What’s in a (rogue) name? VirusTotal 2010

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There is a well-respected and very useful site that everyone in the anti-virus industry uses – sometimes several times a day: Virus Total. You can upload sus...

A little note to the guys at ESET

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Alert reader Joe Fernandez over at the MalwareUp forum (http://malwareup.org) sent us a tip on this one. He was checking out the scripting in a rogue securit...

Warning on Facebook worm "FBHOLE"

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There’s a new Facebook worm out there. However, it doesn’t seem to be doing anything else than posting a message to people’s Facebook walls.

Google Introduces Google TV – Video

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On the 2nd day at Google I/O 2010 developer event, Google has announced Android 2.2 with Flash along with Google TV, a new technology for television and Inte...

XP (SP2) support ends July 13

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If you’ve been squeezing the last bit of value out of that installation of Windows XP Service Pack 2 or are continuing to run it because of proprietary softw...

Google Chrome Version 6 in the Works

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Not one to rest on its laurels, the Google Chrome team is hard at work on Chrome 6. The official move to the 6.0 designation in the Chromium developer build...

Prince of Persia Comes to iPhone, Retro-Style

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Right now, the words “Prince of Persia” probably make you think of muscular Jake Gyllenhaal jumping from building to building. The video game the movie is b...

Skype 5.0 beta brings five-way video chat

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Video chatting is on the rise. Yesterday, we got to take a look at Qik’s mobile video chat client for the Sprint EVO 4G, and today, we get to take a look at...

SEO poisoning: Rima Fakih photos

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You might avoid looking for photos of Miss USA Rima Fakih for a while. There is a controversy about a certain pole-dancing incident in her past that is stirr...

iPad isn’t for everyone, so deal with it

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Thirty-two days ago, I purchased Apple’s iPad, after proclaiming that I wouldn’t. A gadget like this one should be tested if repeatedly blogged about. I woul...

Patch Tuesday – Minor movements…

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Hey Admins…. It’s that time again. The second Tuesday is upon us and May so far hasn’t been demanding as far as patching goes.

Playboy to Publish Naked 3D Centerfold

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“What would people most like to see in 3D? Probably a naked lady.” Those are the words of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, whose magazine will soon include a ce...

Facebook Gets a Useful Unofficial iPad App

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We need a native iPad app for Facebook but until Facebook HQ gets around to making one, the next best thing has just arrived via social media aggregator sob...

Credit Card Scanner Square Comes to iPhone

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Square is a mobile credit card transaction application founded by Jack Dorsey of Twitter fame. The app became available for the iPad about one month ago, an...

Google Goggles Now Translates Text in Photos

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In February we learned that a future version of Google Googles would translate text in photos. The future is here — Google Goggles v.1.1 for Android 1.6 and...

More Fallout at Digg: 10% of Staff Laid Off

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Social news site Digg has just laid off 10% of its staff according to a representative from the company. The move comes a month after Jay Adelson’s sudden d...

Steve Jobs on iPad Printing: It Will Come

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Lately, it’s not that hard to get a direct answer to your query from Steve Jobs himself; he responds to burning questions via e-mail quite often.

Wi-Fi at 60 GHz Will Be 10 Times Faster

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The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance have reached an agreement to set up standards for Wi-Fi to operate in the previously unclaimed 60 GHz f...

Foursquare Exceeds 40 Million Checkins

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Location-based social network Foursquare counted its 40 millionth checkin a “couple days ago,” according to a tweet from one of its developers.

Android Now Outselling iPhone [REPORT]

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Smartphones carrying Google’s Android operating system outsold the iPhone in the first quarter of 2010, according to new research out today from NPD.

Facebook Board Member’s Account Hacked

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Even Facebook board members are not immune to phishing attacks. On Saturday, Jim Breyer of Accel Partners became the latest victim when his account was used...

IBM Debuts New Social Media Analytics Tool

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Today, IBM is introducing a new social media monitoring tool, one that it says will measure consumer sentiment from data gathered on Twitter, blogs and othe...

Skype to Introduce Ads?

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As Skype prepares to roll out five-way video calling this week — an addition the company plans to charge for at a later date — it’s also thinking of monetiz...

What does PHP stand for? Probable Hacked Page?

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Late last week, the wires were buzzing over news that the official site of PHP-Nuke “Professional Content Management System“ was serving malware. I am frankl...

Whoops – Twitter got hacked again

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I had a look at my twitter page early this morning and read “Twitter is a rich source of insanity”, and thought “Wow, the twitter marketroids are really bold...

Gmail Gets Its Name Back in the UK

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In the UK, Google was forced to give its email service Gmail a different name, Googlemail, because of a trademark dispute. These disputes take a long time (...

iPad Gets the Microwave Treatment

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Poor iPad. It’s only been on the market for a month, and it’s already been crashed to bits with a baseball bat, blended and generally abused in every possib...

Dropbox Updates App With Slick iPad Support

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If you’re a fan of cloud storage service Dropbox and own an iPad, it’s your lucky day. The iPhone version was already quite good, but Dropbox have now updat...

PayPal Phish

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PayPal users are at risk of getting their credentials stolen if they follow instructions given in a scam email.

I Want an ATM Card

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When I was a child, I was fascinated by ATM machines. I had a savings account which my mother would deposit money regularly and I waited for the day that I c...

A Virus Is Coming! Tell All Your Friends!

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Email hoaxes are nothing new, dating back at least as far as 1994 with what is widely believed to have been the first email hoax—referred to as the “Goodtime...

IE losing market share, Chrome gaining

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For the first time, Microsoft’s share of the browser marked has slipped below 60 percent, according to figures from Net Applications, a Aliso Viejo, Calif., ...

Men in blue suits raid Gizmodo

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Many bloggers and commentators are making much of the fact that San Mateo police served a search warrant on the home of Gizmodo blogger Jason Chen and confis...

Whoops – Treasury still hacked.

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I was wrong in my earlier assessment that the three treasury websites had been cleaned… the attack site was simply tracking ip addresses, and would not serve...

A HijackThis Toolbar from Facebook?

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Spam emails such as the one below have been doing the rounds on the Internet hoping to lure recipients into downloading a Facebook toolbar.

Facebook Users Like Sex [STATS]

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Self-proclaimed social media scientist Dan Zarrella has already applied linguistic methodologies to psychologically profile Twitter users. Now he’s using th...

Another call to avoid “admin” privileges

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For the second time recently, a security researcher has pointed out that running machines without administrative privileges could significantly improve secur...

Don’t play with Natural Disasters!!

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We want to warn you of an email message in Spanish we’ve received with the subject ( Urgente ) Posible Terremoto y Tsunami con un 89 % de efectividad and tha...

Download Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer

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Microsoft Visio 2010 Viewer allows anyone to view Visio drawings and diagrams (created with Visio 5.0 through Visio 2010) inside Internet Explorer (versions...

Treasury website hacked

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For a short while today a couple of treas.gov websites were hacked, and were reaching out to an attack site in Ukraine.

Gmail Adds Drag-and-Drop to File Attachments

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Gmail has a new feature for Firefox 3.6 and Google Chrome users: drag-and-drop file attachments. The feature is very straightforward — just drag files from y...

A Trojan Adding Malicious Routing Entries

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Backdoor.Rohimafo is a Trojan that has several back door functions. It not only opens a back door and performs the usual functions but it also can perform so...

MySpace Upgrades Your Social Calendar

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If you’re one of those people who scribbles your plans for a given week on the back of the junk mail in your purse (totally not me…), then you could probabl...

New iPhone to Arrive in June [RUMOR]

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There has been widespread speculation about the release date of Apple’s next generation iPhone, including (yet another) report that the Verizon iPhone is fi...

Volcanoes and disaster recovery

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Dr. Johannes Ullrich at SANS brought up a good point in his morning podcast (Stormcast 296 ) about widespread transportation shutdowns and disaster recovery ...

Sony Ericsson Returns to Profitability

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It’s no secret that Sony Ericsson has been struggling for the last couple of years. It hasn’t reported a profitable quarter since 2008 and 2009 has been esp...

Celebrate Earth Day, Dr. Seuss Style

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Just in time for Earth Day, Oceanhouse Media has released two special iPhone and iPad apps based around Dr. Seuss’s classic book, The Lorax. First published...

Droid Incredible Hits Verizon on April 29

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Earlier today, a staging site for the HTC Incredible was found on Verizon’s servers with information about its release date and new name. According to the s...

Subdomains defaced on The Telegraph website

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The Telegraph, one of the biggest newspapers in the UK, hasn’t had a good time of it lately where their website is concerned. There were vulnerabilities foun...

Opera Mini Rules Apple’s App Store

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The fact that Opera Mini was admitted to the App Store was a huge surprise, but judging from the popularity of the app, it was the right move, at least from ...

Google Upgrades Its Twitter Search Features

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Google’s adding an intriguing new feature to its Twitter search options –- the ability to “replay” a moment in time to see what people were tweeting about a...

RIP Windows Vista RTM

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Avid readers of the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Blog (and really, how can you not be?) know that yesterday, April 13th, marked the end of support for Windows...

Twitter Has 105 Million Registered Users

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In kicking off Twitter’s Chirp developer conference, the company finally revealed its long mysterious registered user number, and it’s surprisingly large (b...

Heads up – 0day ITW – Rihanna is a lure

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On April 9th, Tavis Ormandy published a proof of concept about how to use the latest version of Java to compromise a pc. You can read about it here. He notif...

German spammers broaden their repertoire

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Last week we received a mass mailing that at first glance appeared no different from the usual mailbox clutter. The messages were in German and advertised an...

Please give me your username and password

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Yesterday evening our spamtraps started receiving the email below in a mass mailing action. The email was immediately flagged as spam even before reaching ou...

Apple Delays International iPad Launch

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If, like me, you live outside of the U.S. and you’re waiting for your chance to purchase the iPad, you’re out of luck. Apple has delayed the international l...

Adobe Creative Suite 5 Now Available

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Although there’s a heated Adobe vs. Apple discussion going on, creative professionals are probably much more excited about the latest version of Adobe’s Cre...

Malware humor

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Every once in a while, you find some odd piece of text in a piece of malware.

Plenty of Updates on Patch Tuesday

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Many patches are announced for tomorrow: The Redmond company expects to release 11 security bulletins. Of those 5 are rated critical, 5 important and 1 mode...

Palm Is for Sale

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Palm, the smartphone pioneer, is on the block. The company, which in recent years has been eclipsed by the iPhone (and to some extent by Google’s Android OS...

WordPress blog pages redirected to rogue site

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Brian Krebs, in his “Krebs on Security” blog is reporting that a large number of WordPress blog pages have been hacked to redirected visitors to networkads.n...

Google Developing Tablet to Take on iPad

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt has confirmed that his company is developing a tablet device based on the Android operating system, according to friends that spoke ...

BREAKING: Twitter Acquires Tweetie

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Twitter has just announced that it has acquired Atebits, the company behind the popular Tweetie iPhone app and Mac desktop application.

Singer’s Exploit Kit version CVE-2010-0806

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Well, well… looks like someone has been singing along to one of Jay Chow’s songs while coding an exploit that corresponds to a vulnerability in Internet Expl...

UK Passes Controversial Digital Economy Bill

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The United Kingdom parliament has passed the Digital Economy Bill, an extensive and controversial piece of legislation, by a vote of 189 to 47. The legislat...

Apple reinvents multitasking for the iPhone

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Multitasking, the feature that has been the absolute top of every iPhone user’s want list –which, by proxy became a major marketing point for both Android an...

Benign Feature, Malicious Use

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An interesting and unknown feature used by sysadmins around the world in some large corporate networks is the use of proxy-auto config (pac) files. This beni...

Ninjas Taking Over LinkedIn

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Apparently, Facebook isn’t the only online sphere where ninjas are becoming a problem — The LinkedIn Blog reports that the job title “Ninja” has become more ...

Google has just rewarded me with $1 million!!

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I don’t believe it!! This morning I’ve received an email sent by Google notifying me that I´ve won $950,000,  so I think this will be the last post I’m going...

Patch Tuesday next week

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Microsoft has put the PC-using world on notice that next Tuesday there will be 11 bulletins released addressing 25 vulnerabilities in Windows, Exchange and O...

iPad Spam has entered the building

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It was only a matter of time before the merest of “iPad” mentions on sites such as Twitter would result in autospammed messages like this:

Number of infected computers spikes in Korea

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Hong Kong-based security firm Network Box reported that Korea was the country of origin for 31.1 percent of the malware on the Internet in March. In February...

iPhone OS 4.0 Features List

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Just after the launch of iPad, Apple has just announced iPhone OS 4.0 Event at 8th April 10 AM PT. A lot more speculations are being made about the upcoming ...

POC is out: a worm that spreads via PDFs

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A blog contributor who goes by the name of “jeremy” has continued to research the possibilities inherent in the recently discovered .pdf-file weakness that c...

How to take Screenshots on iPad

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Apple iPad is launched few days back and many tips and tutorials related to it have started appearing all over the web. We’ve a quick iPad tip – Taking scree...

Hacking the Matrix

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I could talk about how The Matrix was a pretty big deal for me back in the day, or how The Matrix Online is (to date) the only MMORPG I ever liked enough to ...

Java Applet Attack Targets XBox Gamers

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If you like downloading or installing programs on your PC related to XBox gaming, you might want to take heed of this writeup. There’s a fake application kit...

Security awareness: many levels, many things

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Rob VandenBrink has written a piece on the SANS web site Diary (“The Many Paths to Security Awareness”) with an interesting take on the very large topic of c...

Nintendo wants to try its hand at 3D again

1 minute read

A very dodgy looking PDF file appeared on Nintendo’s Japanese investor relations site with the title “Launch of New Portable Game Machine” (PDF available her...

Adobe to launch Creative Suite 5 April 12

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A spokesperson for Adobe told us that on the morning of April 12 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, the company will hold a global online launch event for all of the compone...

Hacking forum or a sting operation?

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Though it is true that malware is getting more and more sophisticated I am sometimes surprised by the lack of skills coming from wannabe botnet operators. To...

Fake updates install backdoors

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Our good friends at Hanoi, Viet Nam, -based security firm Bkis have written about an interesting malcode lure: Trojans masquerading as updates for popular ap...

Help The Homeless, Feed the Phishers?

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Well, this is unfortunate. In the UK, they have something called “The Big Issue”, which is a magazine designed to help the homeless get back into society via...

Journey to the Center of the PDF Stream

1 minute read

Malware authors use numerous unconventional techniques in their attempts to create malicious code that is not detected by antivirus software. As malicious co...

The Phishing of Indian Job Sites

1 minute read

Despite the global economic slowdown, India witnessed a high number of new jobs in the country during the first quarter of 2010. With the job market looking ...

Arrests on the Rise

2 minute read

Lots of little newsworthy updates recently . . . they’ve been well-covered elsewhere, but we wanted to make sure our readers saw them as well.

Be wary of Steam password stealers

1 minute read

There are a couple of programs in circulation at the moment designed to steal Steam account login credentials. People can have a lot of money invested in Ste...

Jon and Kate Plus Eight … plus fake codecs

1 minute read

One our researchers was reading the comments about Dancing With The Stars, and Kate Gosselin’s performance (He’s a huge fan … don’t ask), when he noticed a l...

WordPress Official App For iPad

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iPad apps seems to be getting more faster approved than apple iphone apps, we have seen many iPad apps being released. WordPress official app has been releas...

Nokia.de(faced)

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I’m almost certain this shouldn’t be on the Nokia.de webspace, lurking under the “online.nokia.de” subdomain:

Firefox claims 30 percent market share

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Mozilla.org has made public a report that says its Firefox browser has 30 percent market share worldwide. Assuming it’s true, that is a six percent increase ...

Apple issues mega patch for Mac OS X

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Apple has issued Security Update 2010-002 (Mac OS X v10.6.3) that fixes 100 enumerated vulnerabilities in: — Mac OS X 10.5 — Mac OS X 10.6 — Mac OS X Server ...

Forbes: "It’s all just Malware now"

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It seems I prompted an exploration of infection related search terms in Google Trends over on the Forbes.com Firewall blog. “Malware” is becoming a sort of c...

Running executables in PDF: it’s a feature

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Didier Stevens, security professional and blogger, has found a “feature” in the PDF file format that makes it possible to package an executable in a PDF file...

Australian Internet censorship row warms up

1 minute read

There seems to be an established procedure used by government officials who want to censor Internet traffic: begin requiring Google and ISPs to filter pornog...

EXEs in word docs

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Today, our friends at Trend Micro blogged about a new attack vector using Microsoft Word documents. We saw this as well last week, and have written a detecti...

Improved chat for iGoogle and orkut

1 minute read

Have you ever wanted to quickly send a file to a friend who’s online? Now you can share pictures, documents and other files directly with your friends while ...

Back to Basics with Fake AV

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We’ve been seeing Fake AV programs getting more convincing for a while now. Some of the tricks employed by the guys behind these rogue programs include Windo...

Facebook AV

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Does a Facebook-specific antivirus application sound like a good idea? Maybe not. One of our analysts saw this particular application claiming to be an antiv...

Microsoft out-of-band patch tomorrow

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Microsoft said today it will issue an out-of-band patch tomorrow for a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 that is being actively exploited.

Fake Lawsuit Notification Attack

1 minute read

A few of days ago, we encountered an e-mail with a malicious RTF attachment. It was sent with a supposed lawsuit notification message.

Child Tax Credit is the New Phishing Bait

1 minute read

Who wouldn’t want some tax benefits in the current economic times? Don’t phishers and scammers know that all too well! In a new phishing scheme, We found tha...

Google, China trade shots

1 minute read

Google and the Chinese government are continuing to trade shots in the PR battle over net censorship. Earlier in the week, Google moved its Chinese search fa...

It takes only one ‘nice’ person

1 minute read

In the security industry we often focus heavily on new technologies and shiny new software, and forget that so much of what we see is dependent on the person...

Smart Aleck Passwords

less than 1 minute read

Älypää, a popular Finnish game and quiz site, announced a database breach late last night.

Fix-it-Tool for IE-0-day

less than 1 minute read

For the current vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 which already gets actively exploited on the net, Microsoft is already testing a patch. The compan...

A Fishy Defacement

less than 1 minute read

Generally speaking, most website defacements I see tend to look the same with political activist Y decrying political activist Z, or leet hax0rs posting up a...

Phishers cast their nets at Neopets Users

1 minute read

If you have children that play Neopets, you might want to warn them about this website or insert it into a blocklist of your choosing. The site is Neopoints(...

Germany’s CERT warns against Firefox use

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BürgerCERT, Germany’s government information security organization, is recommending that Web users NOT use the Firefox browser until Mozilla fixes a vulnerab...

Google.cn is Dead Now

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Google.cn is now redirecting to google.com.hk [ Hong Kong google servers ] – this has happened after the cyber attack on google china servers in december. ri...

The Browser Choice Reloaded

1 minute read

A little more than a week ago Microsoft started delivering a new Browser Choice for Windows to be compliant to the European Union law. There are plenty of we...

IMF money-making scam

less than 1 minute read

I have seen a lot of these lately. This one currently doing the rounds tries to dupe the reader into thinking that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) want...

Bots, bots, and again bots

3 minute read

Today we are going to take a closer look at bots and botnets. On the black market, selling bots and botnets is quite profitable, which makes creating them a ...

20 undocumented holes in OS X?

less than 1 minute read

Charlie Miller, Principal Analyst at Baltimore, Md.-based security firm ISE, has made news in the last two days saying that he found 20 perviously-unknown se...

Phishing increased 62 percent in ‘09

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The DarkReading site is carrying a story about brand-protection firm MarkMonitor's finding that phishing increased 62 percent in 2009 with 565,502 attacks...

Another FakeAV, for Windows 7!

1 minute read

With Windows 7 becoming increasingly popular, more and more software companies have begun to upgrade their interface for the latest Microsoft operating syste...

The Dangers Of Freebies

2 minute read

The internet is rife with free tools from anything to everything (almost) – from free HTML web editors to free applications to free games and so on.

Google Code turns five

less than 1 minute read

At age five most kids can hop, skip and tie their shoes without help. Google Code turns five this week, and while they’re still working on the shoelaces thin...

Blank Plastic

less than 1 minute read

We regularly learn of cases where criminals have gained access to credit card numbers via keyloggers, skimmers or online hacks.

iRogue?

1 minute read

Are Mac OS X rogues an emerging threat?

Facebook Suffers ‘Password Reset’ Scam

1 minute read

Today has been quite a busy day for scammers. We have been tracking a global scam/spam run that targets Facebook users. The lure used in the run is a familia...

Chilean Earthquake Spawns Malware

3 minute read

Most of us are familiar with how high profile news events are used for malware distribution. We’ve seen it many times such as with Tiger Woods’ scandal and t...

Facebook Users Suffer From ‘Fram’

2 minute read

About a year or so ago one of the “McMarketeers” decided it would be fun to run a campaign against “fram”–spam that friends send you. As you might guess, we ...

Twitter Spam: Getting slim with slim URLs

less than 1 minute read

A while ago I was writing about twitter spam and I was trying to make a brief definition of this kind of spam: It follows a lot of users , has 1 post and is ...

Many Zeus botnet C&C servers taken down

less than 1 minute read

Swiss security blog Abuse.ch has reported that the worst Zeus botnet hosting ISP was taken off line yesterday, cutting the botnet’s number of servers from 24...

Stars make search more personal

1 minute read

We’ve long believed that personalization makes search more relevant and fun. For nearly five years, Google has been tailoring results with personalized searc...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday – March 2010

4 minute read

Hello and welcome to this month’s blog on the Microsoft patch releases. This is a fairly quiet month—the vendor is releasing two bulletins covering a total o...

Vodafone distributes Mariposa botnet

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Here is yet another example of a company distributing malware to its userbase. Unfortunately it probably won’t be the last.

The Browser Choice

1 minute read

A Windows Update is available to users who are located in member countries of the European Union allowing for choosing a different standard browser for the s...

Cute (and malicious)

2 minute read

There’s an angelically tinged infection doing the rounds at the moment that has more than a whiff of sulphur about it.

Blogger.com – -not!

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Cybercriminals are attacking bloggers who use Google’s Blogger.com. We have received emails intended for bloggers to update their account. Here’s the snapsho...

Steer clear of fake FBI fingerprint scanner

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Sources on a number of forums tell me that a certain application is going to be released into the wild in a few days, promoted heavily via sites such as Yout...

All browsers are (not) created equal

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My friends often ask me about steps they can take to keep their systems at work and home free from malware. Apart from the usual recommendation to use altern...

SEO blogger victim of malicious SEO attack

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On Friday evening I was talking to a North American customer who had been fighting with infections caused by SEO poisoning. They mentioned a particular searc...

Kuwait, Saudi… and PrIv8 ActiveX ExploiT

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We all know Brazilian hackers have mastered the art of creating banking trojans. The Chinese are very fond of password stealers targeting online games. The b...

Desperate phishing attempt

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Somebody is trying to pose as F-Secure. If you see an email like the one below, just ignore it:

Download Life Theme Pack for Windows 7

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After the Spring theme pack Microsoft has released a beautiful Life theme. It consists of five beautiful Discovery channel wallpapers based on wild life and ...

Viruses and Digital Signatures

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Recently, We received some malicious files which appeared to be signed by “Adobe Systems Incorporated”. On closer inspection, however, it was seen that the s...

The Morphing PDF

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Just when we thought SEO using Flash was as interesting as SEO poisoning can get, it seems it’s getting even sneakier…

Patch Tuesday coming next week

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Microsoft has issued an advance notification for Patch Tuesday next week. The company said it expects to issue two patches, one for Windows and one for Offic...

Who’s watching you really?

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This morning while I was enjoying my coffee I received an event notification for my personal Facebook account. It was for a group called “See Who’s Spying On...

Adservers compromised in latest Zbot push

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As we have commented before when content served up from adservers is compromised, the effects can be far reaching, potentially exposing huge numbers of victi...

Pwn2Own Interview with Charlie Miller

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Charlie Miller, the Pwn2Own contest winner for two years in a row, gives his take on Internet security. Guess what — your Mac OS is no less vulnerable than i...

Contraband Imports

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One of the issues malware writers deal with is having their programs load and execute on a victim’s computer. An unwary victim may click on an email attachme...

Chat with malcode

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It’s time for your daily dose of “spot the fake program / avoid the fake program”.

FakeAV, now for Windows 7!

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It’s been over a year since we first started seeing the familiar Windows XP My Computer page where it appears your drives are being scanned and it reports a ...

Mariposa botnet take down

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Readers may well have read some of the news stories posted after yesterday’s news concerning the take down of the “Mariposa” botnet. So what is Mariposa?

Too many passwords? Here is a solution!

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How many web sites do you log into? Your bank? Facebook, Myspace and any number of other social networking sites? Auction sites? Shopping sites? Maybe lots o...

Quarantine for infected PCs?

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Microsoft Vice President of Trustworthy Computing Scott Charney, in a keynote address at the RSA security conference in San Francisco yesterday, called for q...

Another Bot Bites the Dust?

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Remember Microsoft’s action against 277 Waledac domains last week? Well, that’s one way of going after a botnet…

Battlefield Keygens are Bad Company

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In the same way that media event X guarantees Rogue Antispyware Y, a new and highly anticipated videogame that’s about ready to launch will similarly bring o...

Big Brother in Social Networking Scam

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“Big Brother Brazil” is a Brazilian reality TV program adapted from the popular Big Brother television series. The show is about a group of people living tog...

KOOBFACE Makes a Comeback

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A new KOOBFACE variant is again making the rounds in the social-networking scene. According to Trend Micro researcher, Norman Ingal, the malware employs Face...

I’m Feeling Lucky?

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Criminals like to attack the biggest target because BIGGER generally provides a better Return On Investment (ROI). Windows is a good example. Mac is indeed s...

Twitter phished? It’s an easy mistake

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London, England (CNN) — Twitter this week endured a number of “phishing” attacks, in which some users unwittingly gave out their passwords to malicious sites...

NOT the real VirusTotal.com

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In Additional to my last Post: http://boelectronic.blogspot.com/2010/03/free-fakeav-at-virus-total-thats-not.html

Waldec vs Microsoft and then Twitter!

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There were a couple of news items that I thought were interesting enough, albeit unrelated, to comment on. The first (story here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi...

Most used Spam Categories in February 2010

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Since January we publish monthly reports about the categories of the spam messages which got sent around the last month. These categories are detected by Avi...

Analyzing PDF Files

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We’ve been seeing a gradual shift in malicious PDF file coding (no surprise there, we know malware authors can and do adapt their techniques).

Old websites are also used in spam SEOs

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A few days ago, I blogged saying that Old websites don’t die they just get infected the other scenario is that they become part of a spammers SEO campaign.

ICQ scam in the wild

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I have received a message this morning from an ICQ account with the following text written in UTF-8 and plain text:

Do I Know You?

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Imagine that you’re sitting at home catching up on your email backlog. In comes an email from your ISP, FooBarBazCo (some creativity required here, I know). ...

Scammers Offering Tax Refunds

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Fraudsters never seem to rest. They have now turned their attention towards phishing using the Indian Income Tax Department’s name and branding. It is the se...

Apple iPhone Warranty Scam

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Symantec has recently observed phishing scams targeting Apple iPhones in order to gain serial numbers, IMEI, model, and capacity, etc.

Antivirus NOT

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“Dammed thieves. Stole our logo. I suppose we should be flattered, though.” — A.E.

The .ru Substitutions for .cn Domains

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In the month of January, we reported a drop in .cn spam. This was due to changes in the domain registration process introduced by CNNIC. In the first week of...

The Facebook Team informs you…

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In the last two days our lab has detected a flood of email messages that seem to have been sent by the Facebook team urging users to submit a new account agr...

Tiger’s play too rough on Valentines Day

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While most sane people around the world are enjoying a romantic Valentine’s Day today, we at SophosLabs remain vigilant on the front line of the war against ...

Unusual Valentine’s Gift Unwraps FakeAV

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While everyone is searching the web for the unusual gift on Valentine’s Day, Cybercriminals take this opportunity to propagate Rouge Antivirus.

Tidserv and MS10-015

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In the past, viruses and computer threats were created simply for the sake of it. Sometimes these threats would wipe your hard drive clean—just to let you kn...

Shorten your own URLs

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“YOURLS is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL). You can make it private or public, you can p...

Top 4 most annoying Facebook couples

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(CNN)(The Frisky) — For anyone who is remotely active on Facebook, you no doubt have been faced at some point with inane updates on one of your friend’s kid’...

Escort service infected with Troj/JSRedir-AR

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Clients of escorts and call girls are usually aware of the the risks presented from STIs. However, SophosLabs has been monitoring a different type of infecti...

New Rogue: SecurePcAv

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SecurePcAv is a phony antivirus program that has been infecting PC’s across the interwebs in recent days.

New Rogue: Paladin Antivirus

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Paladin Antivirus is a phony security program, designed to rip people off. Paladin Antivirus tricks people into thinking they are downloading a legit antivir...

History of the Internet

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Have you ever wondered how Internet initiated 50 years ago in 1957? Below is a nice video which depicts how the Internet changed with respect to time in mode...

The Buzz is getting LOUDER

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It has been barely two days since Google announced their new social integration and messaging tool called Google Buzz. Today we saw the first example of malw...

Between a PoC and a Hard Place

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Several reports have been published detailing a Blackberry proof of concept (PoC) exploit called txsBBSpy that was recently presented at a security conferenc...

Interview with a Nigerian 419 scammer

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Bruce Schneier, in his blog Schneier on Security http://www.schneier.com/ drew attention to this great interview with an ex-Nigerian-419 scammer on the Scam-...

Fake AV & Talking With The Enemy

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Fake antivirus software (a.k.a misleading applications or rogue antivirus) is big business nowadays with Symantec reporting 43 million installation attempts ...

Wi-Fi sensitivity results in Santa Fe lawsuit

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When you spend your day scouring the Internet (and my blog 😉 ) for news about computer security topics you cover a lot of territory. Once in a while you just...

New Rogue: Advanced Defender

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Advanced Defender is fake security software that tricks people into thinking it’s legitimate antispyware software in hopes they will pay for the product.

A Perfect Valentine’s Day

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Planning a romantic Valentine’s Day for your loved one? Is there is no end to all that you can do to add even more sparkle this dreamy day? Perhaps a bottle ...

Take Care Before Valentine: Cupid Struck

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It’s just a few more days before Valentine’s Day. As most people now are already preparing their celebration, malware authors are also getting ready to use t...

Rogue trying to look like Avira anti-virus

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Jerome Segura at ParetoLogic blogged about this yesterday: a rogue security product with a web page that tries to imitate that of the German AV company Avira...

New Rogue: SafePcAV

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The creators behind the rogue antispyware appliaction WiniGuard have released yet another clone of their software. This one is called SafePcAV.

Phishing Using Pornographic Content as Bait

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Symantec has observed a new trend in phishing in which the phishing Web page contains pornographic content. The phishing site states that the end user can ob...

New IE Information Disclosure Advisory…

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Microsoft has announced in Advisory (980088) that there has been a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer, versions 5 through 8. Users not run...

Spammers dangle iPad carrot

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New, shiny products always tend to catch people’s attention, and spammers are continually looking for ways to do exactly that. So it’s not surprising to see ...

Phishing scam steals carbon credits

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Wired magazine has run a story on a phishing scam in Europe, New Zealand and Japan that resulted in the loss of 250,000 carbon credit permits worth $4 millio...

Trojan code sneaks into two Mozilla add-ons

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Mozilla yesterday posted a notice on its AMO blog (that’s an acronym for their add-on site addons.mozilla.org) that two add-ons have been found infected with...

Anatomy of a free Starbucks gift card scam

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With virus and spam outbreaks, analysts needs to keep their nerves to analyze the situation and proceed to deal with the new threat. So, I wasn’t expected to...

Microsoft Support informs you…

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Since yesterday, our lab has detected a flood of email messages that seem to contain a Microsoft Update, but it’s actually malware. We’ve seen around 3,000 i...

Hackers Disrupt European CO₂ Market

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In recent weeks, various cybercrime attacks have disrupted the computer systems that allow nations to manage their national greenhouse-gas emissions quotas a...

Protecting Privacy by Design

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Last week I revealed troubling transmissions by the Google Toolbar: Even when a user specifically “disable[s]” the Google Toolbar, and even when the Toolbar ...

Beware of Skype Phishing

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We were made aware that phishing for Skype credentials is currently taking place. The link the phishing mails direct to are dangerous – they aren’t detected ...

New Rogue: MyPcSecure

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MyPcSecure is the latest rogue anti-spyware application and a clone from the WiniGuard family.

New Rogue: LiveEnterpriseSuite

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LiveEnterpriseSuite is a clone of InternetAntivirusPRO. Actually, the only thing that the authors of this rogue have changed is the name in the GUI.

Google Media Player under development

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Google has confirmed that it’s future operating system Chrome OS will have an integrated media player that will offer  basic codec support , so that users ca...

Local Trends comes to Twitter

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The most popular micro blogging network ‘Twitter’ has now added local trends support. This new feature allows users to track Trending topics on twitter relat...

Troj/JSRedir-AK: 40% of a month’s malware

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It has been a month since Sophos added detection for Troj/JSRedir-AK and figures generated today show that over 40% of all web-based detections have been fro...

New Rogue: APcSafe

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APcSafe is another rogue anti-spyware clone of the WiniGuard family.

New Rogue: PcsSecure

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PcsSecure is the latest cloned rogue antispyware from the WiniGuard family.

Google Chrome Stable Channel Update

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The stable channel has been updated to 4.0.249.78 for Windows, and includes the following features and security fixes (since 3.0):

Desktop Security 2010

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Desktop Security 2010 is a rogue antispyware program, designed to trick people into thinking it is a legitimate program. Desktop Security 2010 uses fake secu...

404 error message spoof

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Some questionable sites associated with the Winigard family of rogue security products pulls it from this location, which appears to belong to a graphic desi...

Smutty Searches Scuppered

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Symantec Security Response has repeatedly warned that looking for free movies and videos online often results in malware infection, and here we go again with...

Salesmen Are Not My Friends

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I dislike salesmen. The look on their faces irks me when I can feel the dollars flicking in their eyes. I hate it when my car insurance company ask if i want...

APcSecure

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APcSecure is a new rogue from the WiniGuard clone factory.

Dirty jokes by mobile phone

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The Danwei web site (Chinese media, advertising, and urban life) is carrying a rippingly funny blog piece by Alice Xin Liu about a recent Chinese government ...

System Defender

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System Defender is a rogue antispyware program, or a PC infection made to look like real security software. System Defender is a scam designed to trick peopl...

ProtectSoldier

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ProtectSoldier is the latest rogue antispyware program released by cyber thieves to terrorize PC users.

ArmorDefender

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ArmorDefender is the latest rogue antispyware program released by cyber thieves to terrorize PC users.

Antivirus360

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Antivirus360 is a phony antivirus program, designed to rip people off. Cyber thieves who created phony software like Antivirus360 use scare tactics to fright...

“Aurora” update brief DoS

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Early this afternoon Microsoft released an out-of-band security bulletin patching the vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The fix has been at the top of th...

ProtectDefender

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ProtectDefender is a new clone of the WiniGuard family.

Microsoft will patch Internet Explorer today

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Microsoft has said it will issue an out-of-band patch today for critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that allow remote execution of code. The compan...

GhostAntivirus

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GhostAntivirus is a new rogue anti-virus application. It is a clone of InternetAntivirusPro.

Seasons of Scams

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With the holiday season behind us, cyber scammers and spammers will now be looking towards the upcoming events and worldwide happenings that they can leverag...

Consistent Computer Virus Malcode names

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InfoSecurity, a great site for computer security news, just put up a story asking the very old question: “Why don’t AV vendors name malcode consistently.”

What’s "Near Me Now"?!

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Have you stood outside the restaurant and thought whether to go inside? Google solves this problem very easily. It has come out with yet another mind bobblin...

Rimecud and Hamweq – birds of a feather

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Following the addition of Win32/Hamweq to the MSRT last month, MMPC will continue cleaning PCs in 2010 by adding another prevalent worm, Win32/Rimecud, to th...

Plenty of Updates on Patch Tuesday

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This Black Tuesday was different as anticipated – Microsoft releases only one security bulletin, but other companies “jumped in” and deliver updates now as w...

SysDefenders

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SysDefenders is the latest addition to the clones of the WiniGuard rogue anti-spyware family.

It’s Nice To Get Noticed

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Looking at a random new incoming malware sample in F-Secure sample automation systems. Notice the Mutex names it uses:

Registered malware

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Malware authors love to innovate when it comes to persistence and hiding their nefarious creations from detection, and although most of the schemes are not u...

Guard Pro

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Guard Pro is a rogue antispyware software, or a phony. Guard Pro uses fake system scans and warnings to frighten people into buying the software.

McAfee Labs’ January Spam Report

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Angelina Jolie and Barack Obama are the #1 celeb subjects of choice for spammers, according to McAfee January Spam Report. The report also reveals:

OWA-Malware is still being sent

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The Internet Storm Center reports that malware which claims to be “new Outlook Web Access settings” is still being sent out by cyber criminals. We saw those ...

InSysSecure

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InSysSecure is a rogue security program, designed to rip people off. InSysSecure uses false security warnings, alerts and system scans to frighten people int...

W32/Fame

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Unlike the first malware authors who wrote viruses seeking fame through destruction, their motivation has changed to financial gain.

Open season on tax-payers

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As any reader of this blog knows, cybercriminals can steal your money not just by putting malware on your machine, but by phishing attacks too. Phishing atta...

Firefox 4!

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The third version of Firefox has emerged as the most successful leader in the browser category of all alternatives to Internet Explorer. Since the official l...

SysProtector

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SysProtector and ApcDefender are two new rogue antispyware programs released in the past 48 hours.

PCProtectar

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PCProtectar is the latest rogue security software infecting PC’s across the interwebs. PCProtecter uses false security warnings and system scan results to tr...

“Washable” cell phone coming soon

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Seal Shield, a Jacksonville, Fla., company that makes washable computer keyboards and mice, said it will introduce the world’s first washable cell phone at t...

Damn Funny Instant Message—NOT!

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I recently received a suspicious Gmail chat message from a friend (shown below). I was immediately suspicious about the message because this friend has never...

No Malware (NoMalware)

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No Malware is a rogue security program, or a phony. NoMalware is designed to trick people into purchasing the software, which is actually useless, a PC infec...

PcsProtector

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The creators of WiniGuard rogue security software have released their first clone of 2010. This new rogue is called PcsProtector.

Flash, Christmas and the new year

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We see spam all the time. One of the most dependable things spammers do is to try and exploit various newsworthy events and holidays.

Thrice Bitten, Not Shy

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The one subset of malware which does not immediately seem motivated by financial incentives is the autorun worm. In fact the raison d’etre for this class of ...

Glike NOT

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This is an interesting sample, caught by our honeypots.

Antivirus PC 2009

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Antivirus PC 2009 is the latest rogue security software to hit the internet. Antivirus PC 2009 is a complete scam designed to harass PC users into buying the...

2010 prediction roundup

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It’s the time of year to make predictions. I only have one: in 2010, governments around the world will BEGIN to increase their efforts to do something about ...

GreatDefender

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GreatDefender is a great big scam. GreatDefender is the latest rogue antispyware software, or phony security program that rips people off. If GreatDefender h...

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Safe Computing Tips For All

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Jerome Segura, a Security Analyst at ParetoLogic of Victoria, B.C., Canada, just posted a nice piece on computer security practices with a different perspect...

What do you see?

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I recently had an interesting message arrive in my system; after viewing the message, 100% of those polled agreed on what it was. What do you think?

AntivirusPC2009

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Is this the last rogue for 2009? The cyber criminals will probably ditch 2009 in their naming after the New Year.AntivirusPC2009 may still trick some people ...

Not-so funny jokes

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Activities associated with Koobface have increased during the month of December. Often it is for the sending of traffic to compromised servers in order to ob...

SystemCleanerPRO

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SystemCleanerPRO is a rogue antivirus program, or a complete scam. SystemCleanerPRO uses fake security alerts and fictitious system pop-ups that warn or infe...

Twitter banned passwords

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As you may have heard in the last few days, Twitter has banned 370 passwords (actually only 369, ‘password’ appears twice in the list) as ‘too obvious’ to be...

Antispyware Shield Pro

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Antispyware Shield Pro is a phony security software, also known as a rogue. Antispyware Shield Pro uses fake security warnings and pop-up alerts to frighten ...

Total PC Defender

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Total PC Defender is a rogue security software, a complete scam designed to rip people off. If Total PC Defender has infected your PC, you should remove it i...

A Christmas greeting from Koobface

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Security researchers examining the directories of the URLs of some of the latest Koobface runs may stumble upon a Christmas greeting:

APCProtect

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APCProtect is a phony security program, designed to rip people off. APCProtect uses scare tactics including false security warnings and system scan results t...

Merry CHRISTMA EXEC

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Once again, we’d like to wish our readers Merry Christmas with a reference to the 1986 CHRISTMA EXEC worm

All about Brittany on Twitter

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It’s the usual situation, with the bad guys exploiting the death of a famous person, just like they did with Michael Jackson.

The 12 scams of Christmas

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Tanya has just posted over on Kaspersky Russian site about losses caused by Internet fraudsters in England and Wales. If you want to practice your Russian, h...

Crime time

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Crime traditionally increases during the holiday season, and cybercrime is no different. The malware writers, spammers and scammers are out in force. They’ve...

US Chief of CyberSecurity

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After months of negotiations, US President Barack Obama has finally chosen a Chief of CyberSecurity – Mr Howard A Schmidt. Confirmation of the appointment is...

Brittany Murphy SEO

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Just a quick note – the sudden death of Hollywood celebrity Brittany Murphy last Sunday (BBC report here) has prompted a spike in searches on the subject – a...

Christmas Bo(g)us

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Well, it didn’t take long for the Christmas E-Card scams to start.

ProtectPCs

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ProtectPC’s is a nasty rogue antivirus program, or phony security software, used to scam people out of their money. If your PC is infected with ProtectPC’s y...

Malware Defense

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Malware Defense is a rogue security program, designed to look like legitimate security software. If Malware Defense has been installed on your PC more than l...

Last minute shopping – keep safe!

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The holidays are nearly here! If you’re still searching for the final perfect present, and are thinking of buying online, here’s a few practical tips to help...

System Adware Scanner 2010

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System Adware Scanner 2010 is phony security software, made to look and act like legitimate security software. System Adware Scanner 2010 is a potentially ve...