Bogus IRS beefs become latest scammer tool

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In the latest narrowcast attack, security researchers warned today, cybercriminals masquerading as the Internet Revenue Service are counting on the gullibility of business executives. The e-mail attacks try to dupe recipients into opening the attached file by scaring them with a bogus allegation. “You have received a complaint in regards to your business services,” the […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revision – May 31, 2007

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Issued: May 31, 2007SummaryThe following bulletin has undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.  * MS07-029Bulletin Information:* MS07-029  – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-029.mspx  – Reason for Revision: Bulletin revised. File Information updated    for Windows Server 2003. Clarification added throughout the    bulletin for server configurations that may require the    installation of DNS functionality […]

New Scam Targeting Military Spouses

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The American Red Cross has learned about a new scam targeting military families. This scam takes the form of false information to military families as described below: The caller (young-sounding, American accent) calls a military spouse and identifies herself as a representative from the Red Cross. The caller states that the spouse’s husband (not identified […]

Mozilla Firefox Multiple Vulnerabilities – May 31, 2007

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Description:Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks, bypass certain security restrictions, and potentially compromise a user’s system. 1) Errors in the JavaScript engine can be exploited to cause memory corruption and potentially to execute arbitrary code. 2) An error in the “addEventListener” method […]

Google secures GreenBorder in quiet buy

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Search giant Google quietly bought up GreenBorder Technologies earlier this month in an acquisition that some company watchers have speculated signals a future security offering. The deal, which reportedly closed earlier in May, gives Google access to GreenBorder’s virtualization technology, which allows Internet browsers to run in a sandboxed environment to prevent malicious code from […]

Firefox 1.5 support ends today

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Mozilla Corp. will issue the last security update for its open-source Firefox 1.5 browser today (Wednesday). It will include an automatic update mechanism to give users the option of upgrading to the newer Firefox 2.0. “The upgrade offer will be enabled within in a few weeks,” said Mozilla in a blog on its developer center. […]

Apple issues a security update for Quicktime 7.1.6

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Apple released a security update for Quicktime 7.1.6, further removing a vulnerability first used by a security researcher in April to win $10,000 and a new Macbook in the “PWN 2 0WN” contest at CanSecWest 2007. This security update complements an earlier bug patch for Quicktime 7.1.6 released by Apple on May 1, 2007. The […]

New tool screens spam, digitizes books

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A group of Carnegie Mellon University programmers has launched a service called ReCaptcha that can help cut down on spam while letting people digitize books. The project is a variation of the widely used “Captcha” technique to weed out computer abuse such as e-mailing spam or posting spam on blog comments. Captchas require users to […]

ESET Unveils Online Scanner

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ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today unveiled its new online scanning service. Powered by award-winning ESET NOD32 Antivirus software, ESET Online Scanner is a free Web-based service that enables computer users to perform a comprehensive system scan to check for and clean viruses, spyware, and other malware—without uninstalling their existing antivirus solution. With […]

Better Business Bureau Scam

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 Websense® Security Labs™ has received reports of a new email spam variant similar to an attack launched early this year. The spoofed email purports to be from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The message claims that a complaint has been filed against the recipient’s company. Attached to the message is a Microsoft Word document (Document_for_Case.doc), […]


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