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UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL SECURITY IMMEDIATELY (IUEU) SCAM!

 September 2, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Today we received the following email: ************************************************************** From: “Squirrel Mail Development Team” Subject: UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL SECURITY IMMEDIATELY (IUEU) Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:14:23 +0700 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000 X-EMLSPAM: 0 X-EMLSPAM-SCORE: -100 Dear E-Mail User Due to the package compromise of 1.4.11,1.4.12 and 1.4.13, we are forced...

Worm Morto Spreading via RDP

 September 1, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Our research team came across a Worm file, which upon execution wriggles its way through the systems using the RDP port. This worm is known as Morto and it is spreading very quickly in the wild. Morto uses the RDP (Remote Desktop protocol) to connect to a remote system and...

Adobe Security Updates released

 August 11, 2011

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Adobe have released Bulletins and Advisories for the below products: Adobe Shockwave Player Affected software versions Shockwave Player11.6.0.626 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-19.html Adobe Flash Media Server Affected software versions Flash Media Server 4.0.2 and earlier versions for Windows and Linux Flash Media Server 3.5.6 and earlier...

“TrojanBanker.Activator.a” Fake Windows Activation

 August 1, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

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...

Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android based mobile devices launched

 August 1, 2011

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Today is the official launch for Quick Heal Mobile Security for Android smartphones and tablets. The Quick Heal team is proud of entering the new and amazing world of Android. Thank you for the overwhelming response to the pre-launch registration offer. With 5,000+ registrations on the first day of the...

“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed” Ransomware

 July 25, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

“System process at address 0x3BC3 have just crashed, please follow these steps to deactivate it from your system.” This is a fraudulent system error warning that alerts users of an erroneous system risk and then prompts users to call the premium-rate phone number mentioned to resolve the apparent issue. This...

Apple Releases OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update

 July 25, 2011

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‘Lion’ may be the new leader of the Mac OS X pride, but Apple has not forgotten about Snow Leopard users. On Monday, the company released Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update and Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server Supplemental Update which offer fixes and patches for minor Snow Leopard and...

OS X Lion: What’s new in Security

 July 22, 2011

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Once you are done with the online installation experience and seen the upside-down mouse gestures and all the other bling that comes as part of OS X Lion, it is time to look at what has changed from the security point of view. Lion provides some significant security improvements. An...

Some good tips on credit card safety

 July 21, 2011

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

When it comes to credit card security I have seen both types of people. There are people who are paranoid about security and do not use credit cards at all or do not perform any online banking transactions at all. Then there are people who do not care about security...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows search results can point you to malicious web pages

 July 15, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

The latest Harry Potter movie – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. It has generated huge interest among Harry Potter fans and Google search is flooded with requests of searches for free pirated copies of the movie....