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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

"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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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.

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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:

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 (...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

Nintendo wants to try its hand at 3D again

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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...

Arrests on the Rise

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

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 ...

Australian Internet censorship row warms up

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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...

Improved chat for iGoogle and orkut

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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 ...

Google, China trade shots

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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...

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...

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 a...

Google Code turns five

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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...

Many Zeus botnet C&C servers taken down

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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

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

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…

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

“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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

"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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Fake Lawsuit Notification Attack

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

It takes only one ‘nice’ person

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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

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

A Fishy Defacement

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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...

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 a...

iRogue?

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Are Mac OS X rogues an emerging threat?

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.

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.”

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...

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:

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:

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...

“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...

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 ...

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 ...

CNNIC changes have effect on spam tactics

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As was announced on Dec 11th, CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) now requires a “formal paper based application material when making the onlin...

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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

"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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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...

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 surfin...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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! ...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Malware humor

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Journey to the Center of the PDF Stream

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

Be wary of Steam password stealers

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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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Child Tax Credit is the New Phishing Bait

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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...

Bots, bots, and again bots

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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 ...

Another FakeAV, for Windows 7!

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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

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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.

iRogue?

1 minute read

Are Mac OS X rogues an emerging threat?

Chilean Earthquake Spawns Malware

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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...

Many Zeus botnet C&C servers taken down

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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...

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.

Cute (and malicious)

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

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...

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...

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…

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...

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?

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...

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

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).

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). ...

Antivirus NOT

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

ProtectDefender

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ProtectDefender is a new clone of the WiniGuard family.

GhostAntivirus

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

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...

SysDefenders

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

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.

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.

SysProtector

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

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...

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 ...

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...

Christmas Bo(g)us

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

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Movie

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Those looking to see the latest 3D blockbuster movie, The Avatar, on the cheap will have to take great care in what they search for. We have become aware of ...

Data Doctor 2010 will make you sick

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Data Doctor 2010, an encryption trojan via our old “friends” iframedollars. It encrypts the files on your hard drive very rapidly if you’re unfortunate enoug...

Dangerous web searches

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Don’t go there. There are a lot of rogue downloaders hiding in those links.

Naked elves distract nerds

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What’s the best way to distract an online gamer while you drop some undesirable files onto their system? We saw what’s probably a pretty effective method tod...

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Google

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 surfin...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

Android Overtakes iPhone

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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:

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 (...

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., ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Improved chat for iGoogle and orkut

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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 ...

Google, China trade shots

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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...

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...

Google Code turns five

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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...

Stars make search more personal

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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):

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Updates

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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&...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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 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:

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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.

Fix-it-Tool for IE-0-day

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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...

The Browser Choice Reloaded

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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...

Stars make search more personal

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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

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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...

The Browser Choice

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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...

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...

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...

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):

“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...

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...

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...

Critical Adobe Flash Update

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It’s the second Tuesday of the month and there are important updates being released.

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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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 ...