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July 2011

Microsoft has released an updated version of Communicator for the Mac that works with Apple’s new Lion operating system. Communicator for Mac 2011, version 13.1.2, was released Thursday to Microsoft’s download site and will be pushed to users via the company’s update service shortly. The new version of Communicator resolves...
If you get an email message telling you a hotel has erroneously charged your credit card account, be careful. The odds are that it’s part of a new spam campaign that could infect your computer. The messages started popping up in recent days and there are already many variants of...
It is now IDBI Bank getting targeted for phishing attacks. A mail carrying subject line : “IDBI BANK VERIFICATION MESSAGE!!” is being circulated containing an .html file as an attachment. If you click to open the .html file, it displays a fake IDBI bank login form. This form gets displayed...
Have you seen the following message? It is a new fake Twitter administrator spam message that is being circulated. A new social engineering trick involves using Twitter-like emails to encourage users to click on links. The link, of course, doesn’t go where it claims to go. You’ll only find out...
We’re seeing a significant “spam attached malware” campaign in the past 48 hours with different attachment MD5s. 3305f83abf31fc66fa8f588b35be8eb2 8e3331b64a5884e1ef4f4c8a3d09bc7a The username portion of the email sender is random, using a classic misspelling that has been consistent. Usernames are a single word, followed by a “.”, “_” or “-“, followed by...
Apple on Monday issued a new patch that fixes a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to spoof an X.509 certificate used to encrypt web sessions on 4.3.4 iOS devices. The vulnerability is related to the way Apple validates X.509 certificates and can undermine Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport...
The Chepvil malware which comes via email as an attachment is using another trick to spread itself. You may receive an email stating to be from IRS.gov and with the subject line – “IRS Notification Letter”. The email is as shown below: The attachment comes with the name ‘IRS document.rar’....
“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed, please follow these steps to deactivate it from your system.” This is a fraudulent system error warning that alerts users of an erroneous system risk and then prompts users to call the premium-rate phone number mentioned to resolve the apparent issue. This...
‘Lion’ may be the new leader of the Mac OS X pride, but Apple has not forgotten about Snow Leopard users. On Monday, the company released Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update and Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server Supplemental Update which offer fixes and patches for minor Snow Leopard and...