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November 2011

Malware attack through fake iTunes emails

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Users are receiving emails which claim to be from the official iTunes store. These are specially crafted emails which lure the users by assuring them that they are amongst a few lucky ones to be selected for gift certificates amounting to $50. Furthermore, the emails ask the users to open...

UPS Invoice Notification spam campagin

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Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and it carries the message “A new invoice is now available in the UPS Billing Centre. Please refer to attached file for more details”. The subject is: “Your UPS Invoice is Ready”. The email comes with an attachment called “UPS-Billing-Invoice-Notification-809288436661915.zip”. The...

25 Worst Passwords of 2011

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A password is a secret word or a string of characters that is used for authentication, to prove identity or to gain access to one’s laptop, Facebook, Gmail, LinkedIn and many more similar accounts. Choosing “password” as your online password is not a good idea. In fact, it’s the worst...

Phone Text Message Lottery Scam

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It is seen that Advance-Fee Fraud i.e. a confidence trick to earn money is being used by scammers sending phone text (SMS) messages as a means of tricking new victims. These text messages claim that the recipient has won a substantial sum of money in an online lottery as shown...

Facebook Scam – Most embarrassing moment ever in beauty contest

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There is a new scam spreading around in Facebook. The scam spreads by tempting a user to click a link that shows the message – “Most embarrassing moment ever in Beauty Contest”. The scam also has following description – “Poor girl makes the biggest mistake of her life on a...

Recent Facebook porn spam attack: How to avoid falling in the trap

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The recent wave of porn spam attacks that flooded Facebook accounts with posts carrying images of sex and violence has been brought under control. Most of the spam has stopped and the responsible accounts have been quarantined. Thousands of Facebook users had been afflicted and unknowingly posted pornographic spam which...

ACH Payment Canceled spam

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A blast of new spam emails targeting computer users and attempting to infect them with a variant of a banking trojan has been discovered. The emails aim to achieve this by posing as ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfer failure notifications. The spam emails carry one of the following subject lines:...

Microsoft November2011 Patch Tuesday Released

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Microsoft has released only four bulletins covering a total of four vulnerabilities in its monthly security update. One of the bulletins is rated “Critical” while two are rated “Important” and the remaining one is rated “Moderate.” The only ‘Critical’ rated issue affects the Windows TCP/IP stack. It can potentially be...

Firefox 8 released!

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Mozilla announced today the official release of Firefox 8, a new version of the popular open source web browser. The modest update introduces a few new features and brings a number of minor improvements to the browser’s underlying HTML renderer. The built-in search box in Firefox’s navigation toolbar has been...

Caution – The Fake MARUTI SUZUKI Job Scam

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Day by day online job frauds are getting advanced and more authentic. With so many people currently looking for jobs, there are more scammers out there than ever who are trying to take advantage of this. The scam artists are well aware about the tendency and eagerness of freshly graduated...