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How You Can Protect Your Website!

 December 8, 2011

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It is seen that more and more people are creating websites to market their products. This is a wise move since running your own website will certainly help in getting more customers to purchase your products. But unfortunately, in addition to the customers, hackers too are attracted towards such websites....

UPS Invoice Notification spam campagin

 November 29, 2011

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Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and it carries the message “A new invoice is now available in the UPS Billing Centre. Please refer to attached file for more details”. The subject is: “Your UPS Invoice is Ready”. The email comes with an attachment called “UPS-Billing-Invoice-Notification-809288436661915.zip”. The...

ACH Payment Canceled spam

 November 16, 2011

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A blast of new spam emails targeting computer users and attempting to infect them with a variant of a banking trojan has been discovered. The emails aim to achieve this by posing as ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfer failure notifications. The spam emails carry one of the following subject lines:...

Microsoft announces workaround for the Duqu exploit

 November 5, 2011

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Microsoft has posted a security advisory 2639658 to address the recently disclosed Windows kernel vulnerability (CVE-2011-3402) exploited by the Duqu malware. Microsoft has determined the flaw is in the processing of embedded True Type Fonts (TTFs). According to Microsoft: “The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data;...

New Facebook “Your account has been blocked!” scam

 November 3, 2011

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Another Facebook spam pretending that the viewers account has been blocked is currently circulating on the Internet. The subject is: “Facebook Service# Your account has been blocked! Order/8236”. The email comes with an attachment called ‘New_Password_FB_1148.zip’. The zip file contains an executable file ‘New_Password.exe’, which tries to fool the victim...

Surfing the Internet the secure way with browser sandbox

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 November 1, 2011

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PC’s today are mostly victims of infections caused by visiting infected websites that drop malware codes. Even though we have website reputation checks implemented by all anti-malware software, there is always a slight chance that the user may visit a newly infected website that has not yet been classified as...

Be aware of ‘Steve Jobs Alive’ spam

 October 18, 2011

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News about the death of Steve Jobs is being exploited by cyber-criminals who are sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam email may carry one of the following subjects: – Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet. – Is Steve Jobs Really Dead? – Steve Jobs Alive! – Steve Jobs...

Netflix application looks alike Android Malware

 October 17, 2011

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We have received a new malicous Android malware which looks like a genuine Netflix application and which can be used to steal Netflix account information. This is a classic case of trojanzied malware wherein the fake application, which is identical to the genuine application, lures users to enter their Netflix...

Malicious QR code used for spreading Android malware

 October 7, 2011

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Android malware writers have found a new and convenient way of delivering malware to users. This method makes use of malicious QR codes. QR (Quick Response) codes are a type of matrix barcode which contains encoded forms of data. They can also be used to store URL information. Most people...

Your package has arrived!

 September 11, 2011

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The email shown below seems to arrive from United Parcel Service (UPS) International Shipping Company but in reality it is not. In fact, it has a hidden link to a malicious website. It downloads a binary invoice[random_number].JPG.exe with double extensions which looks as if it is an image file. Quick...