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June 2011

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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:...