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July 2010

A variant of the Trojan family Drooptroop leads to the infection of Rougeware named Security Master AV. It redirects the google result to a fake online scanner link. It displays fake threat messages and asks user to download or run the rougeware setup: QuickHeal detects the setup file as TrojanDownloader.FraudLoad.gxv...
Black Hat 2010 will kick start few hours from now. Lot of security experts and security community guys and gals will be looking forward for the latest news and happenings there. I am one of the guy who could not make it to the Black Hat and gona miss the...
Recently I received a scrap on my orkut account from unknown person, explaining the trick to Freely Recharge Mobile. And falsely claiming that the version was introduced to all orkut users as a gift from Google services! It asked me to visit a link which I did, it took me...
Microsoft is working hard to fix the issue related to CVE-2010-2568 and to release the security updates as early as possible to patch vulnerable systems. Meanwhile, Microsoft has released a Microsoft security advisory (2286198) which lists the set of workarounds. Workarounds refers to “a setting” or “configuration change” that does...
Lot is being discussed and written about the latest StuxNet worm/virus/trojan/rootkit. After analyzing the StuxNet samples and having closer look at the .LNK files I realized that lot of miss concepts are making round over the internet. Many of the security news websites have just copied the contents of blogs...
“I am part of the 98.0% of people that are NEVER gonna drink Coca Cola again after this HORRIFIC video –> http://www.[deleted_link_to_video]”. What will you do, if you get such post on your Facebook via your friend? Obviously you will be tempted to click the link. If you click on...
July’s patch release (blogged by Basant) marks the end of patching support for both Windows 2000 and Windows XP Service Pack 2. So, from now on there’ll be no security updates, hotfixes and other updates for Windows XP SP2, regardless of how serious a threat and newly discovered vulnerability may...
Microsoft has released its security bulletin for July 2010. This month Microsoft has released four bulletins, addressing total five vulnerabilities. All four bulletins are related to “Remote Code Execution” vulnerability. Out of the four bulletins, three bulletins are rated “Critical” and one bulletin is rated “Important”. The following bulletins have...
I recently received a mail with the subject line “Mercedes Benz Promotion (Test Questions)”. The subject line was a clear indication that a scam was in the offering. Scammers always keep changing their techniques and try to exploit scenarios that might lure people to fall for their trap. In this...