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Gumtree.com.au was displaying malvertizing

June 30th 2014

Original report is here: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/06/beware-of-malware-ads-on-gumtree/ It looks like gumtree.com.au was affected, not gumtree.com   gumtree.com – seems ok – https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=gumtree.com gumtree.com.au – according to Google, 9485 exploit(s), 3281 trojan(s), 247 scripting exploit(s), of 96525 pages tested on the site over the past 90 days, 11017 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without […]

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Sneaky spam…

June 23rd 2014

User receives email.  Naive user writes back; trap sprung (sigh)

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Hands up who HASN’T done something like this at some time or other during their IT career?

June 20th 2014

…says me, smiling: http://blogs.computerworld.com/management/24036/honesty-definitely-most-improbable-policy

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It doesn’t take much to get people to download and run software

June 20th 2014

Want proof? Check this report out http://threatpost.com/research-project-pays-people-to-download-run-executables/106773 To summarise… “To most participants, the value extracted from the software (access to free music or screen savers) trumped the potentially dangerous security compromises and privacy invasions they had facilitated,” How disappointing  

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