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December 2011

Top 10 Malware Families of 2011

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Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Malwares of this year. The list below is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

Top 10 Malware Families (Mobile) of 2011

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Today is the last day of the year and the right time to list out the top 10 Android Malware of this year. Below list is based on our report which is generated from the automated feedback that we collect from Quick Heal installations across India. Top 10 Malware Families...

Fake Facebook alert for changing their password

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Facebook users are being targeted with fake emails pertaining to come from the social network and alerting them to change their password. The emails are sent from the spoofed email address “Facebook (update+{Random Characters}@facebookmail.com) with subjects like: -Security alert. -Your account information. -New notifications. The email comes with one of...

Microsoft Windows win32k.sys Memory Corruption Vulnerability

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A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows which can be exploited by malicious parties to potentially compromise a user’s system. The vulnerability is caused due to an error in win32k.sys and can be exploited to corrupt memory via a specially crafted web page containing an IFRAME with an overly...

Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat!

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A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for UNIX and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. This vulnerability (CVE-2011-2462) could cause a crash and potentially allow an...

New Facebook spam video – “Yeah! it happens on live television”

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A new spam is spreading on Facebook which is similar to the previously seen Marika Fruscio scam. The new spam is using the same image for the video which was used earlier. The re-appearance of such a scam indicates that the scammers are using the same old trick but with...

Beware of Scam – RBI offering unclaimed funds through lottery

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This scam email claims to be from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office. The email is quite well crafted and carries a certain degree of professionalism in its wording. Scammers are offering unclaimed money from none other than the Reserve Bank of India and are claiming that the RBI...

Fake emails – USPS: Delivery Failed Notification

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The United States Postal Service (also known as USPS, the Post Office or U.S. Mail) is an independent agency of the United States Government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. Scammers are taking advantage of it with specially crafted emails that are spreading over the Internet. The...

Phishing Scam – Axis Bank

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Scammers are once again targeting banks in order to dupe unsuspecting users. The latest victim of their attacks is Axis Bank. The phishing email contains an HTML file which displays a fake page upon execution. The page is a replica of the official Axis Bank online banking webpage. The scammer...

How You Can Protect Your Website!

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It is seen that more and more people are creating websites to market their products. This is a wise move since running your own website will certainly help in getting more customers to purchase your products. But unfortunately, in addition to the customers, hackers too are attracted towards such websites....