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June 2011

Is Facebook, Twitter making your kids dumber?

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A research study done among Australian parents and commissioned by Telstra revealed that social networking websites are affecting their kids’ health and well being and making them dumber. The research pointed out that 65% of the parents believe that their kids spend more time on social networking websites which distracts...

Don’t you wish you had a security app that is just as awesome as your Android?

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If only you could have a little robot – the perfect accomplice that fits neatly into your pocket and gets rid of bugs and what’s more works at lightning speed! Now, imagine if that accomplice sleekly enters your Android and protects, blocks and provides the perfect set of handcuffs to...

Microsoft June2011 Patch Tuesday Released

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Microsoft has released 16 security bulletins to address publicly disclosed 34 vulnerabilities,nine of which are rated Critical, and seven of which are rated Important. This is the second largest bulletin released by Microsoft in 2011 covering 16 bulletins. Fixes includes patches for OLE, DFS, SMB Client, Internet Explorer, Threat Management...

Anonymous to attack Malaysian Government website.

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A hacker group going by the name Anonymous which is quite famous has threaten to attack the Malaysian Government website www.malaysia.gov.my on 15th June. The group posted the threat in the form of graphic which appeared as follows. The image was posted on http://i.imgur.com/PTFWh.png The group stated that it will...

Fake “E-Set Antivirus 2011”

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E-SET Antivirus 2011 is a fake computer security program distributed throughout the web through several sites. Formulated to mimic the design and functionality of legitimate security programs. When E-Set Antivirus 2011 is installed it will be configured to start automatically when Windows starts. Once started it will perform a scan...

Fake “Windows XP Recovery” tool.

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We have analyzed below malicious email. As usual it pretends to be from DHL Inc. As we can see this email has a zip file attachment which contains a malware. On extraction of this zip file user gets an executable file which has icon like a pdf file. If this...

New variant of Zeus malware targets LinkedIn members.

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It has been observed that the Zeus recent new variant has started to target LinkedIn members again. It was observed that the same malware Zeus had spam fake LinkedIn connection request to thousands of LinkedIn members during September last year. LinkedIn is a most popular business networking site with more...

Microsoft Previews ‘Windows 8’

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Microsoft demonstrated the next version of Windows this week, and the operating system has an interface almost nobody expected or predicted. The default interface for Windows 8 will look almost nothing like Windows 7, but will look and feel like Microsoft’s cell-phone operating system, Windows Phone 7. Windows 8” is...

Stay away from the phishing emails claiming to be from Reserve Bank of India.

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Below image shows the fake email supposedly send by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), that is being circulated on the internet. If you click on the Click Here to Update Your Account it will take you to a fake RBI site that will collect your customer id and password as...

Apple Releases Security Update To Remove MacDefender

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Apple has released security update 2011-003 to address the recent increase in MacDefender malware targeting Mac OS X. Security Update 2011-003 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X. Apple security update 2011-003 (only for Snow Leopard) consists of three components: File Quarantine Available for:...