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‘Fake Payment Confirmation’ scam emails

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 October 31, 2012

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A series of new spam emails that target computer users and attempt to infect them with a variant of a ZBOT trojan have been discovered. The e-mail attempts to persuade a recipient to open an attachment and claims that the said attachment contains a payment confirmation for the recipient. However,...

Beware: Fake mails with the name of RBI

 October 16, 2012

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Fraudsters have gone one step ahead and started circulating e-mails that resemble the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) official letters. These emails appear to come from Mr. D. Subbarao, the Governor of RBI. Such con letters appear to come from the Funds Remittance Department of RBI and they tell the...

TrojanDownloader.Kuluoz.B distributed via image based email

 August 28, 2012

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Another United Parcel Service (UPS) spam has been discovered and this involves emails regarding failed package deliveries due to a faulty recipient address. The emails carry different subjects like: Your parcel is not delivered Error in the delivery address ID#7277 Failure to deliver ID #92198 Print your postal label UPS...

Microsoft May-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 May 9, 2012

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Microsoft has released 7 bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Eight of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Windows, .NET, Office and Silverlight. The remaining issues affect Office and Windows. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-029- Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution...

Microsoft April-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 April 11, 2012

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Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Seven of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Internet Explorer, .NET, and Windows. The remaining issues affect Internet Explorer, Windows, Forefront Unified Access Gateway, and Office. The following vulnerabilities has rated “Critical”: MS12-023- Cumulative Security Update...

New Visa/Mastercard Scam

 April 3, 2012

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Today, we’ve received another phishing email purporting to be from Visa with a spoofed email address.The fake mail carries a subject line: “Security Notice”. It has an attached html file “VisaMasterCard.htm”. The mail instructs the users to download the attached file and fill it up in order to get security...

MS12-020 Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2671387)

 March 16, 2012

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The vulnerability lies in a part of Windows called the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and could allow malicious hackers to run code without the users’ permission.The security hole affects Windows XP and all subsequent versions of Windows released, including the developer preview of Windows 8. This security update resolves two...

Microsoft March-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 March 14, 2012

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Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of seven vulnerabilities. Only one of this month’s issues is rated ‘Critical’ and it affects the Remote Desktop Protocol. The remaining issues affect the Windows kernel, DNS Server, Expression, Visual Studio and Windows. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-020 – Vulnerabilities...

Security update available for Adobe Flash Player

 March 6, 2012

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These updates address critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.6 and earlier versions for Android 4.x and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.6 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially...

Android Malware targeting users with fake Android Market website

 January 19, 2012

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Android malware is targeting users with a fake Android Market website URL that is nothing like the real Android Market website (https://market.android.com). When users click on the in-app ad they are taken to something that looks like the official Google Android Market page that may appear to loom like the...