Easter Cards and Royal Wedding links used in Fake AV attacks

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Sunbelt has issued warnings related to Easter Cards and Royal Wedding links as noted below. Please be careful with anything you select as only one wrong click can mean hours of repair work. Royal Wedding and Easter Cards used in Fake AV attacks http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/fake-av-we-are-not-amused.html http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-cards-more-rogue-av.html QUOTE: The Royal Wedding is going to spring into action […]

SQL Slammer Worm – Activity increases in April

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Security experts noted a sudden and unexplained drop in activity for this 8 year old Internet worm during March, but unfortunately this trend was only temporary. SQL Slammer Worm – Activity increases in April http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/sql-slammer-worm-regains-momentum QUOTE: At McAfee Labs every day we monitor millions of intrusion prevention systems (IPS) alerts from our sensors around the […]

Mobile Phone Security – Advice from a Professional Hacker

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Users should avoid e-commerce or banking transactions by smart phone where possible.  Smart phone software should be kept up-to-date as security patches emerge.  Also, always be careful of all applications you request and install as there are a few malicious applications circulating. Mobile Phone Security – Advice from a Professional Hacker http://www.kiplinger.com/columns/kiptips/archives/smart-phone-safety-tips-from-a-professional-hacker.html QUOTE: Smart phones […]

Royal Wedding spam, scams, and malware

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Please be careful as several security firms are warning users to be careful with email and web searches related to this upcoming event. Royal Wedding spam, scams, and malware http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/collection-of-royal-wedding-fakeouts.html http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/21/royal_wedding_scareware_scam/ http://blog.eset.com/2011/04/20/i-take-you-xpantispyware-to-be-my QUOTE:  One of the most common ways to propagate malware through social engineering is to piggyback it on some attention-catching news event. This […]


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