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February 2010

Microsoft has warned Windows users to be cautious against a rogueware (fake software) which calls itself Security Essentials 2010 as opposed to Microsoft Security Essentials which is a genuine security product from Microsoft. Security essentials 2010 installs a fake virus scanner on your machine and blocks some processes. It also...
One has to be very careful when using search engine for looking for information or news on the latest hot topics. There are more chances of getting malware infection after visiting the websites listed in the results. Malware authors are creating more and more webpages which are loaded with newly...
Since couple of weeks back Microsoft has been working on secret Operation B49 to wipe out Waledac botnet. Waledac is one of the largest botnets active and having major presence in US and European countries. This botnet is believed to be actively sending spam messages and had capacity to send...
Computer scientists at Rutgers University have demonstrated that rootkits (a familiar threat on PCs) can now attack your smartphones or upcoming tablet computers (like iPad). Vinod Ganapathy, professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey says “Smart phones are essentially becoming regular computers. They run the same class of operating systems...
Google recently launched Google Buzz had to roll back the automatic implementation of the service to its users after strong protest from its users. Google Buzz is nice add on service to all GMail users that helps add social features to their account. Buzz tries to make the social interaction...
For years, PC users have been suffering from phishing threats. But now, the newest phishing attack targets users of Microsoft’s Xbox console. The phishing site (hosted in Timor-Leste) collects Xbox user’s account information (which is Windows Live E-mail address and Password). These Xbox Live accounts are then traded for real...
If your system has restarted after applying the MS10-015, this might be a sign that your system is infected with the notorious W32.Alureon malware. It is one of complex and advanced piece of malware which is been in existence for quite sometime now. Some of the function it is loaded...
The MITRE Corporation has come out with 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors. They have presented the data in such a neat fashion which is quite helpful for all the developer community. So you may be a developer, tester, designer, teacher or system administrator. There are lot of...
A new wave of the phish mail of Income tax department (Govt. of India) earlier blogged by Sanjay here, have been seen in our radar from today morning. Just started to see mails targeting Bank of India too. We have released update to protect all our user.