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Android Focus Stealing Vulnerability

 August 10, 2011

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Android allows applications to voluntarily come to the foreground or to become active while user is using another application. However, because Android’s SDK (Software Development Kit) allows apps to be pushed to the foreground, Android allows users to dismiss and override this behaviour be hitting the back button. This Android...

Fake SMS Scams On Rise

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 August 9, 2011

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Fake SMS scams are on the rise over the last few months. Fraudsters are mass spamming mobile users with fake messages claiming that they have won some lottery or lucky draw from the UK. Below are some of the scam messages: BT.UK: YOUR GSM NO. HAS WON 500,000GBP IN BTELECOM...

Massive Attack targeting osCommerce sites

 August 6, 2011

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More than 90,000 websites were found to be infected with an iframe that points to:- willysy(dot)com. The effected websites were found using the osCommerce which is an open source e-commerce package used by small vendors to manage their online shops. An iframe is a line of code inserted into a...

“Italian Model” – Facebook Scam

 August 5, 2011

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A new spam is spreading on Facebook very rapidly. This new Facebook scam is similar to an earlier one where Marika Fruscio apparently exposed on TV. Clicking on the link will take you to a fake YouTube webpage where you are tricked into sharing the link further with your online...

Spammers Targeting Twitter – “iTunes Gift Card spam”

 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...

How hackers hijack your Facebook photos

 August 3, 2011

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Think twice before uploading your holiday pictures to Facebook – you could be helping someone steal information from your computer. A botnet called Stegobot was created by an Indian origin scientist to show how easy it would be for a bad guy to hijack Facebook photos to create a secret...

Conversation spying Android Trojan

 August 3, 2011

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It seems that Android malware is improving day by day. We have received an interesting malware which can store call logs, record whole conversations and even send them to remote computers owned by malicious controllers. Most of the previous Android malware we have seen has either sent text messages or...

The “Facebook Killer” – Facebook Scam

 August 2, 2011

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Most people think that the social networking giant, Facebook, is a place to share photos and connect with people. Unfortunately, the network is also used to spread fake/scam messages that play with users’ belief, compelling them to click on such scam messages. A new scam has spread quickly across Facebook...

“TrojanBanker.Activator.a” Fake Windows Activation

 August 1, 2011

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A new infection has been spreading on the Internet targeting Windows users. In fact, it is a Trojan horse that pretends to be a Windows Activation program. Once infected, you will receive a professional looking screen simulating Microsoft Windows Activation which will state that you need to re-activate your Windows...

Beware of ‘Wrong Transaction’ Hotel Spam

 July 30, 2011

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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...