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PDF spam exploit mailto

 October 24, 2007

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Vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1 on Windows allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file, related to the mailto: option and Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP. More info and patches available on Adobe site. CVE-2007-5020

Fake Anti Virus/Spy programs

 October 3, 2007

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Here are some screen shot of some of the fake/rouge AntiVirus, AntiSpyWare which we detect. The threat landscape has changed along with the skill of malcode authors. If you have come across such application let us know: viruslab at quickheal dot com

SKYPE users targeted

 September 11, 2007

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One more time a worm is spreading through SKYPE. Its detected as Worm.Skipi.a. It uses the chat function of Skype to send a short message containing a link to a seemingly benign JPEG file to other users. Users that click on the link will download and run a copy of...

Storm Football

 September 10, 2007

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Storm snip NFL season is about to start, the storm worm authors have started using this to catch some of you.

Axis n ICICI phish mail on rise

 August 24, 2007

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We are getting reports of Axis bank and ICICI bank users being targeted by phishing mail. If you receive any mail from any source which looks like your bank requesting for your account or personal details, please do not provide it. Contact your bank and verify it.

Happy Independence Day

 August 15, 2007

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We Wish All Indian’s a Happy Independence Day . Maintaining Security is the duty of every Citizen . Let us be committed to our responsibility . Thanking you , Quick Heal Team.

Spam….Text File in RAR n ZIP

 July 31, 2007

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We have received numerous emails today regarding yet another round of spam hitting the cyberwaves. This spam is nothing more than a new twist on the pump and dump stock market emails. The emails include a ZIP or RAR file for an attachment. Once opened, these contain nothing more than...

Excel Spam

 July 30, 2007

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A month back I bloged about the paradigm shift in Spam Image to PDF and now its Microsoft Excel files. We have just received a sudden flood of stock pump-n-dump attachment Spam, this time using the XLS format instead of PDF. Spammers are sending the same XLS files wrapped within...


 July 9, 2007

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Today morning I received a mail which looked strange to me as it sender “Mailer-Deamon”, the word Deamon made me go through it. It seems the postcard (greeting cards) has morphed into this new version. They have changed the text matter and subject line, the body of the mail still...

Postcard mail subject update

 July 4, 2007

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Here are some of the Subject seen in the mails containing links to malware file deceive as greetings send by some one close. Celebrate Your Independence Independence Day At The Park Fourth of July Party American Pride, On The 4th God Bless America Happy B-Day USA July 4th Family Day...