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Fake “Your Apple ID has been suspended” email

May 4th 2016 in Security

The domain being used to steal Apple ID usernames and passwords is mycloud-4.net, registered on 1 May 2016 via Crazy Domains.  Stay away.    

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Malicious spam

May 4th 2016

Just a reminder, be careful of the emails you open… all of the pictured emails are NOT legitimate, and included malicious attachments…

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Are you being prompted to download a JS (javascript) from areyouahuman.com?

April 23rd 2016

Apparently an areyouadownload.com partner incorrectly implemented a tag, causing the download prompt. Cite: https://twitter.com/areyouahuman/status/723529493202137088 areyouahuman.com is a service that tries to differentiate between bots, and “verified humans” before content, services and ads are presented to a website visitor.

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Urgent call to action: uninstall QuickTime for Windows

April 17th 2016

Cite: http://blog.trendmicro.com/urgent-call-action-uninstall-quicktime-windows-today/  

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Microsoft’s Edge browser to auto pause Flash based advertisements

April 12th 2016

It’s a good step forward in protecting users from malvertizing, but not a panacea. Cite: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/04/07/putting-users-in-control-of-flash/ By the way, have you updated Flash recently on your local computer? Please do so.  You can check the version you have installed here.  

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No more Wepawet or Anubis

April 11th 2016

How unfortunate 🙁

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Warning: malware via Facebook

April 11th 2016

Displayed URL in FB wall posts: IPV6.GOOGLE.COM Displayed picture associated with the URL: the infected victim’s Facebook profile pic Facebook wall post is set to Public. Behavior: The text of the FB wall post is only a lot of friends being tagged.  Sometimes multiple Facebook wall posts appear.  Some people report that clicking on the link on […]

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Safe Harbor is now EU-US Privacy Shield

February 3rd 2016

“After months of intensive negotiations, today (February 2) the European Commission and the United States announced agreement on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield. This new framework will protect the rights of Europeans where their data is transferred to the United States and provide a path to legal certainty for […]

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Malvertizing grows by 325% in 12 months

January 12th 2016

Yes, really, and it has far more dangerous than it used to be (think ransomware): http://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/family-safety/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-worrying-popularity-of-malvertising/  

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