Archive for April, 2010

Beware of this National Banking Scam

Beware of this National Banking Scam

It’s a nice afternoon, you check your e-mail and what do you find? An appealing message – “Accept your payment !” There’s even a space after payment to build up some more excitement about the whole deal. But should you accept it? Of course, getting paid is good, besides what could possibly go wrong with […]

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iPhone Users Beware of AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot

iPhone Users Beware of AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot

A security researcher has discovered that any wireless network can pretend to be an AT&T Wi-Fi hot spot and thus lure unsuspecting iPhone users to an untrusted network connection. Samy Kamkar, who created a worm that garnered him a million friends on MySpace overnight in 2005, said in an interview this week that he can […]

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iPad Email Update Scam

iPad Email Update Scam

We knew this would happen sooner than later due to the popularity and the amount of iPad units sold, approximately 1 million. Fraudsters are sending massive amount emails to trick users into taking the bait. The bait – malware and it comes with other surprises. The email instructs users that their device requires an update […]

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Beware of this Fraudulent Shopping Site

Beware of this Fraudulent Shopping Site

The websites tagline reads; “one goal, one dream.” The goal is to steal your money and personal identification so they can live the dream. The shopping site looks legitimate, but looks can be deceiving. I noticed a couple of things that sure look suspicious and I was 100 percent correct. The site in question is […]

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Win a Free SUPERAntiSpyware Professional License

Win a Free SUPERAntiSpyware Professional License

If you care about your privacy, system performance and overall safety when on your computer, than your focus and mindset are both in the right place. SUPERAntiSpyware is giving away three lifetime Professional licenses to three lucky winners. I would like to thank Mike Duncan (Director of Business Development) over at SUPERAntiSpyware for giving me […]

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Classmates.com – Taking Advantage of Unethical “Automatic Renewals”

Classmates.com – Taking Advantage of Unethical “Automatic Renewals”

Just a few weeks ago, a colleague noticed a charge on her credit card statement from classmates.com for $34.95 for an annual gold membership.  About a year ago, she purchased a gold membership to facilitate planning of a class reunion and encouraged hundreds of people to register for and use the site to respond to […]

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McAfee Update Wreaks Havoc on Windows Systems

McAfee Update Wreaks Havoc on Windows Systems

A flawed signature update (DAT 5958) from McAfee yesterday (Wednesday) caused the system file svchost.exe to be identified and quarantined as the virus W32/Wecorl.a under Windows XP SP3. This resulted in affected systems rebooting (30 second countdown) and then entering an endless boot loop, repeatedly restarting. According to McAfee’s user forum, large numbers of businesses […]

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SuperAntiSpyware Best in Spyware Detection and Removal

SuperAntiSpyware Best in Spyware Detection and Removal

SuperAntiSpyware detects and removes Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Rootkits and many other types of threats. SuperAntiSpyware is a powerful, highly effective Spyware remover introducing advanced detection and removal features along with reliable real-time protection. SuperAntiSpyware is definitely one of the best products available today in its class. The installation is easy and […]

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Brute Force Password Attacks Common for Hackers

Brute Force Password Attacks Common for Hackers

Hackers, and I’m not talking about the ethical kind, have developed many password hack tools that can easily get at your personal data. And the main impediment standing between your information remaining safe, or leaking out, is the password you choose. One of the simplest ways to gain access to your information is through the […]

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Latest Gmail Phishing Scam

Latest Gmail Phishing Scam

The latest Phishing scam hits Google Gmail. This email, which claims to be from “Google Support” warns the recipient that their Gmail account will be suspended within 24 hours “for security reasons” unless he or she confirms that the account is still active by replying to the email with account details. The message is not […]

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WordPress Self Hosted Blogs Under Attack

WordPress Self Hosted Blogs Under Attack

There have been a number of reports about a WordPress hack affecting self-hosted WordPress blogs. The hack seems to affect WordPress 2.9.2, the latest version of the blogging platform. The attack leads into an infection chain that leads to various Malware, including a rogue antivirus which we written many articles about here. Facts about the […]

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Google Now Notifies You About Malware

Google Now Notifies You About Malware

As of Thursday, April 8, Google will notify you if your site is infected. Google will send an email to the address you have associated with your account in Webmaster Tools. Google believes Malware is such an important issue for site owners that being quickly informed is beneficial to you and your website’s visitors. In […]

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