Facebook – Avoid Fake Profile reporting applications

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The Facecrooks security sites warns users to avoid installing apps that report to watch user profile information (as they currently do not exist) http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/omg-i-just-n0ticed-who-keep-watching-my-profile-and-photos-it-was-really-shocking-to-know-facebook-scam.html QUOTE:  Clicking “Allow” will give the scammer access to your Facebook data at any time and the application will be able to post to Facebook as you. This will allow them […]

FaceBook – Use caution in installing applications

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http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/why-you-should-not-install-fun-entertaining-facebook-applications.html QUOTE: We often have readers ask us questions about specific Facebook applications. Some apps generate an enormous amount of spam and can annoy your Facebook friends. Others are outright scams and should be avoided entirely. For example, any application offering to show you who has viewed your profile, who your Facebook stalkers are etc., are […]

Android.Counterclank – Update from Symantec

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http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/update-androidcounterclank QUOTE: Last week, we posted a blog informing Android users of the discovery of new versions of Android.Tonclank, which we have named Android.Counterclank. The blog generated a bit of discussion over whether these new versions should be a concern to Android users. When classifying applications, our focus is on whether users want to be […]

Zscaler – Analyzes URL safety

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Zscaler analyzes the safety associated with website links as noted below: PC Magazine: Zscaler – Analyzes URL safety http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/internet-crime/293516-zscaler-zulu-flags-dangerous-sites Zscaler – Analyzes URL safety (Home Page) http://zulu.zscaler.com/ QUOTE: Security experts constantly warn you to avoid clicking links in tweets, emails, Facebook posts, and so on. Even if the sender is a friend, the link might […]

SuperBowl – Six ways to avoid online scams

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This PC Magazine article share good protective approaches: SuperBowl – Six ways to avoid online scams http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/293485-super-bowl-xlvi-6-ways-to-avoid-an-online-scam QUOTE: Six methods of protection include: 1. Buy tickets from legitimate or licensed resellers 2. DON’T leave sight of the site 3. Pay using encryption (SSL) 4. Scrutinize your ticket 5. DON’T share personal information 6. 6. DON’T […]

FaceBook – Valentines Malware themes circulating

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Trend Labs shares an important holiday warning to be cautious in selecting any link, app, or theme: FaceBook – Valentines Malware themes circulating http://blog.trendmicro.com/facebook-valentines-theme-leads-to-malware/ QUOTE:  It’s never too early to get ready for Valentine’s day, it seems, even when it comes to malicious attacks. Recently, I came across a scam in Facebook that leverages the […]

MS12-004 Early malware attacks starting to appear in wild

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Trend Labs documents early developments for malware attacks that exploit the Windows Media Player vulnerabilities patched under MS12-004 during the Microsoft January updates.  Corporate and Home users should patch promptly and avoid all suspicious objects offered in email or websites MS12-004 Early malware attacks starting to appear in wild http://blog.trendmicro.com/malware-leveraging-midi-remote-code-execution-vulnerability-found/ MS12-004 is rated as a […]

Facebook – Do not install What Does your Name mean application

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The security firm Facecrooks documents a new scam circulating What does your name mean? Find out here – Facebook Scam http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/what-does-your-name-mean-find-out-here-facebook-scam.html QUOTE: What does your name mean? Find out Here – >  Installing the application gives the developer access to your basic information. You are also asked on the next screen if you would like […]

Android Counterclank BotNet – Over 1 million downloads

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The new Android Counterclank BotNet has been downloaded over 1 million times and may have infected a large number of users: Android Counterclank BotNet – Over 1 million downloads http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/293451-millions-download-new-trojan-discovered-in-android-market QUOTE:  Symantec has discovered a new Android botnet that is still thriving in the Android Market and has already been downloaded several million times this year. The […]

Spam email – may infect some PCs without opening attachments

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Users should avoid spam messages titled as “Banking security update” and in general be careful with all Spam email messages. A sophisticated HTML based attack has surfaced which uses a malicious JS agent.  Plain text viewing of email messages may also improve user safety. Getting infected just got a whole lot easier, researchers say http://www.darkreading.com/security/attacks-breaches/232500660/new-drive-by-spam-infects-those-who-open-email-no-attachment-needed.html […]


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