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 October 30, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy is one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East coast of the United States in years. Cyber criminals are duly taking advantage of the massive number of people who are keenly following the related news updates. It is a sad state of affairs that such events...
 August 17, 2012

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Website collects addresses of users who tweet the word ‘home’ This interesting website scans user tweets for the word ‘home’. If the person who tweeted the word has location tracking switched on, the website uses the location data and saves it as the address of that user. This information is...
 July 5, 2012

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Rootkit developed for Android Ice Cream Sandwich A research team in North Carolina State University has highlighted a security flaw in Android 4.0.4 which can cause a lot of trouble. A rootkit developed for the OS can make applications invisible. So a malicious app can stay hidden on the device...
 June 22, 2012

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A lot changes in the security world with every passing day. Here is a brief roundup of some crucial developments that you may have missed out on. Twitter outage leaves millions speechless Bringing back memories of its nascent stage, Twitter crashed yesterday. Not once, but twice. The first crash occurred...
 May 18, 2012

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Social media networks are very good hunting grounds for scammers and this is another such instance of a new scam (targeting Android) spreading on Twitter. This scam consists of enticing tweets that tempts users to click them. The links in these messages carry a ‘.TK’ extension and direct the users...
 October 19, 2011

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A Twitter phishing attack is spreading rapidly today and is attempting to obtain Twitter login details via Direct Messages. If you receive a message – “Found a funny picture of you!” which is linked to a website called “mugweb.ru”, do not click on the link. Clicking the link takes you...
 August 4, 2011

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We’ve already seen some iTunes gift card scams spreading via Facebook, but today the thing to look out for is an iTunes Gift Card spam on Twitter. Some typical messages: As of now the Twitter accounts sending out these messages all have a profile picture of random women. It seems...
 July 28, 2011

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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...