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How to remove Internet Antivirus (Internet Antivirus removal self help guide)

by Shanmuga

"Internet Antivirus is a new rogue anti-virus program that uses false information and aggressive tactics in order to scare people into purchasing it. Most people see ads for Internet Antivirus as they browse the web…If you decide to download and install the program, Internet Antivirus will be set to automatically run when your computer starts. […]

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Hacking: iGoogle gadgets a security risk, say hackers

by Shanmuga

"HACKERS turned computer security specialists have accused Google of setting users up for online disasters by letting them personalise their home pages with applications that could be tainted. Software that people can be tricked into installing on iGoogle homepages can track their activities and even be used to control their computer, SecTheory chief executive Robert […]

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Spam: Fake CNN spam continues after mutating

by Shanmuga

"According to MX Logic, spam posing as CNN.com Top 10 lists peaked at close to 11 million messages per hour early Thursday, but remained at high volumes throughout the day Friday. The Colorado security vendor said it had been tracking an average of 8 million messages per hour since midnight.

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Privacy: Web Privacy on the Radar in Congress

by Shanmuga

"As advertisers become more sophisticated about behavioral targeting, and online privacy standards become increasingly varied, regulators and privacy advocates are becoming concerned. A few companies have taken precautionary measures to try to fend off criticism; in the last few days, for instance, both Yahoo and Google have made it easier for people to opt out […]

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Hacking: Hackers recently Used Facebook for Malware Attack

by Shanmuga

"Hackers, impersonating members’ friends, attacked Facebook by convincing users on Facebook’s Wall to view a video link that they said was hosted by Google. The Wall is a place were members post messages for friends.

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Vulnerabilities: DNS security flaw also affects email

by Shanmuga

"A newly discovered flaw in the Internet’s core infrastructure not only permits hackers to force people to visit Web sites they didn’t want to, it also allows them to intercept e-mail messages, the researcher who discovered the bug said last week.

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Security: Facing the pain of passwords

by Shanmuga

"Passwords are like the common cold: they induce headaches, no one is immune, and there is no cure in sight. But they are necessary in this era of digital data, where everything from paying bills to passing notes to sharing photos is done online through user accounts that require some proof that you really are […]

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Security: Windows Vista SP1 available for download…do you need it?

by Shanmuga

"PC World’s in-house tests with the RTM version of Vista SP1 have shown mixed results. In file copying tests, the service pack proved noticeably faster than the original Vista OS. Other tests, on the other hand, showed little improvement (or actually performed worse than Vista without the service pack). For instance, our preliminary file compression […]

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Security: Apple releases massive security update

by Shanmuga

"Known as APPLE-SA-2008-03-18 Security Update 2008-002, it contains more than 40 specific fixes for versions of Mac OS X. The most significant updates include Apache, ClamAV, Emacs, OpenSSH, PHP, and X11. To get the update, go to the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple’s Software Downloads Web site. The update "is recommended for […]

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Vulnerabilities: Malicious subtitle file could harm VLC media player

by Shanmuga

"A flaw in the widely-used open-source VLC media player could allow an attacker to execute harmful code on a PC. The problem stems from a buffer overflow that can occur when the player processes subtitle files used for movies, according to a security advisory.

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Hacking: Ongoing IFrame attack proving difficult to kill

by Shanmuga

"One of the factors that make an ongoing malware attack so difficult to stop is the speed with which the assault can evolve. Over the past 12 days, an IFrame injection attack that originally focused on ZDNet Asia has been spreading across the ‘Net, changing targets and payloads on an almost daily basis. An iFrame […]

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Hacking: Second mass hack exposed

by Shanmuga

"Researchers at McAfee estimated that the attack has been active for roughly one week, and in that time frame has managed to place itself on roughly 200,000 web pages.

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Encryption: TrueCrypt developers consider complaint against Microsoft

by Shanmuga

"The developers of the TrueCrypt open source encryption tool are considering submitting a complaint against Microsoft to the EU Commission if Microsoft is not prepared to lay open the Windows hibernation API. From version 5.1 TrueCrypt supports hibernation for encrypted system partitions.

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Vishing: The Anatomy of a Vishing Scam

by Shanmuga

"A series of well-orchestrated wireless phone-based phishing attacks against several financial institutions last week illustrates how scam artists are growing more adept at fleecing consumers by exploiting security holes in seemingly unrelated Internet technologies.

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Hacking: Trend Micro Details Its Recent Failed Web Attack

by Shanmuga

"The code inserted in some Web pages of the site was meant to redirect the visitor to a malicious server that would download malware capable of stealing passwords on an infected computer, Trend Micro spokesman Michael Sweeny said. The attempt, however, failed.

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Spam: Spam king pleads guilty to federal wire fraud

by Shanmuga

"A man once described as one of the world’s top e-mail spammers pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and failure to file a tax return.

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Hacking: Cyber-attack launched from 10,000 web pages

by Shanmuga

"The web pages have been modified to silently redirect visitors to sites laden with malware that attempt to break into the user’s PC. McAfee Avert Labs described the assault as "one of the largest attacks to date of this kind".

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Trend Micro website infected users with Trojan

by Shanmuga

"Antivirus vendor Trend Micro Inc. confirmed Thursday that "some portions" of its site had been hacked earlier this week, but hedged when asked if those pages had been serving up attack code to unsuspecting visitors.

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Security: The top five internal security threats

by Shanmuga

"Criminal attacks are particularly likely to happen from the inside: one recent study estimated that 90 percent of criminal computer crimes were committed by employees of the company attacked.

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Microsoft fixes a dozen critical Office flaws in four patches

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft released its March 2008 security bulletin, which includes four bulletins, all deemed critical by Microsoft. The most serious of these affects Microsoft Excel, which alone has six specific "Common Vulnerablities and Exposures" vulnerabilities noted, one of which has been exploited in the wild.

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Mozilla adds 900 fixes and upgrades Firefox 3 beta

by Shanmuga

"Mozilla released the latest beta of Firefox 3, including some 900 bug fixes and highlighting for users that it is for testing purposes only. The release comes less than a week after Microsoft showed off the next version of its browser – Internet Explorer 8 – at its annual Mix show for developers.

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Spam: Why spam isn’t going away soon

by Shanmuga

“Recently, Symantec said in its February 2008 State of Spam report that 78.5 percent of all e-mail is spam; they also said most of that is now coming from Europe. That’s a change from previous reports that had suggested servers in North America were responsible. What the Symantec report doesn’t explicitly state is that much […]

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Malware: The MonaRonaDona Extortion Scam

by Shanmuga

"According to an analysis by Russian anti-virus maker Kaspersky Lab, MonaRonaDona is noisy because its author is hoping the victim will conduct a Google search for instructions on how to remove it. The second result in a Google search for "monaronadona" is a Digg.com article linking to an anonymous blog entry with instructions on downloading […]

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