Archive for May, 2010

FBI File Charges Against Scareware Authors

FBI File Charges Against Scareware Authors

Three men who made more than $100 million selling scareware have been charged by the FBI. They sold their fake antivirus programs in over 60 countries. The programs they sold that we published articles about are;  “Malware Alarm“, “Antivirus 2008” and “VirusRemover 2008“. Scareware has been on the rise since 2008 and it continues to […]

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Justin Bieber Popularity Energizes Cyber Criminals

Justin Bieber Popularity Energizes Cyber Criminals

The young and popular Justin Bieber is a great story, but for computer criminals, it’s easy bait to lure in young victims. These criminals will use Justin Bieber’s popularity in hopes that his young audience will be fooled into downloading malicious software or visiting harmful sites where the criminals will try to obtain personal information […]

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How to Detect if a Website is Dangerous

How to Detect if a Website is Dangerous

URLVoid.com is a brand new online service launched on May 21, 2010. This service was developed by NoVirusThanks Company. The service allows users to enter website addresses to detect if a website is dangerous. URLVoid analyzes URLs in a very similar way to VirusTotal by querying several URL databases. It then gives a reputation score […]

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Beware of Fake Lijit Website

Beware of Fake Lijit Website

Lijit has recently discovered a malicious site that’s attempting to mimic Lijit.com and collect publisher login information. This site uses a domain very close to Lijit’s domain, but without the dot (.) after the www. The domain of the fake website is wwwligit.com and not www.lijit.com. I pretty sneaky tactic to fool a user into believing […]

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Sexy Facebook Beach Babes come with Malware

Sexy Facebook Beach Babes come with Malware

There’s a rogue application on Facebook that is posting links on Facebook Walls that supposedly open a video showing “Distracting Beach Babes“. In fact, clicking the bogus “video” links can install the rogue app, send copies of the Malware messages to the Wall’s of the Facebook user’s friends and download Malware to the user’s computer. […]

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Vacation Cruise Phishing Emails

Vacation Cruise Phishing Emails

If you are looking to take a cruise this year, watch out for Phishing emails offering outrageous deals. I received a deal from a respected and well known cruise line, at least that’s what I thought. The email was not from a well known company, but from a criminal trying to steal your money. The […]

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Google Search Results Causing Traffic Drops

Have you noticed in the last two weeks or so that traffic from Google has dropped off significantly? If you have, don’t worry you are not the only one. I reached out to one of my SEO Pros to see what his take was on the situation. He reported the following; “I’m seeing some slight […]

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Android Froyo Introduced at Google I/O

Things are certainly hopping at the Google I/O conference with news pouring out like a leaky dam. Google has made two introductions: Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) and Google TV. But this post is only about the intro to Android Froyo. Android Froyo Features from ZDNet’s Sam Diaz: The new mobile OS is faster and more […]

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StumbleUpon Reaches Milestone

StumbleUpon Reaches Milestone

StumbleUpon reaches 10 million users as of May 17, 2010. This is double the amount of users than in April 2008. The 10 millionth user was Nellzom who is from Colombia. It’s a great milestone, but how many users are still active? StumbleUpon was a giant back in 2004 in the social network space and […]

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Windows 7 Serious Vulnerability Found

Windows 7 Serious Vulnerability Found

Windows 7 has a serious security vulnerability that could expose users to code execution and or denial-of-service-attacks. Microsoft first announced this vulnerability late last night. The vulnerability, which only affects Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, was publicly discussed ahead of Microsoft’s advisory but the company said there are no reports of attacks attempting […]

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Google Caffeine Go Live Date?

Google Caffeine Go Live Date?

After listening to Matt Cutts in an interview on WebproNews today, it seems clear that Google is still testing Caffeine before pushing it live. There are some folks speculating that at least one data center in Europe is fully rolled out and that has been confirmed by Matt says. A second data center should be […]

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Beware of Fake LinkWorth Phishing Emails

Beware of Fake LinkWorth Phishing Emails

LinkWorth is one of the webs largest and innovative marketing portals that caters to both Advertisers and Partners. I was just informed about fake LinkWorth Phishing Emails that are being distributed in mass. The Phishing emails appear to look like there coming from support@linkworth.com. Here’s what the Phishing email looks like. Dear Customer, This e-mail […]

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