Monthly Archives: April 2011

BBC News/Dad walks in on daughter Facebook scams

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Facebook continues to be hit hard by scammers. This time they are pretending to be BBC News and playing to the curiosity of Facebook users who want to see the video "Dad walks in on daughter... EMBARRASING!!!".

State of Texas exposes data on 3.5 million people

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Susan Combs, Comptroller for the state of Texas announced a massive data leak that resulted in 3.5 million people's social security numbers, names, addresses and in some cases their birth date and drivers license number being exposed.

New Adobe Flash zero day in the wild - infects through MS Word documents

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Adobe has released an advisory warning users about a new zero day flaw in their ubiquitous Flash Player software. Watch out for malicious Word documents, especially if you work for the US government or related industries.

Olive Garden food photo tagged you on Facebook? It's a viral scam

Olive Garden food photo tagged you on Facebook? It's a viral scam

Thousands of Facebook users are freaking out after apparently being tagged in photos of Olive Garden food.

Find out about the scam spreading across the social network.

The Twilight Breaking Dawn Facebook scam

The Twilight Breaking Dawn Facebook scam

Scam links to what pretends to be a "Twilight Breaking Dawn" game have affected many users of Facebook.

Don't let your love for heart throbs Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart out-rule your head.

Sophos wins VB100 in Windows XP SP3 comparative anti-virus test

Sophos wins VB100 in Windows XP SP3 comparative anti-virus test

Sophos performs well in a comparative test by Virus Bulletin of 69 different anti-virus products.

Facebook scam with a difference - Social Tagging Worldwide avoids rogue apps

Facebook scam with a difference - Social Tagging Worldwide avoids rogue apps

Sick of reading about rogue apps on Facebook? Here's a Facebook scam with a difference.

A "profile viewer" scam under the name Social Tagging Worldwide tricks you via the clipboard, not via the usual rogue app.

Theme Park accident video used as bait by Facebook viral scammers

Theme Park accident video used as bait by Facebook viral scammers

This weekend Facebook users have seen their online friends seemingly pass around links claiming to point to video footage of theme park accidents in either Alton Towers in the UK, Summertime Theme Park Australia, or Universal Studios in Hollywood. But all is not what it seems.

French law requires service providers to store and surrender passwords

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Last month the French government passed new legislation dictating that service providers keep records of every username, password, activity, data/time and email address for 12 months.

Do we really need more of our information being stored in even more places?

Microsoft readies Godzilla-sized security patch for Windows users

Microsoft readies Godzilla-sized security patch for Windows users

This one is a monster.

Microsoft has lined up for Windows users this coming Patch Tuesday a staggering 17 security bulletins (nine of which have been given Microsoft's highest severity rating of "critical"), addressing 64 security vulnerabilities.

IE6, Tsunami scams, Pwn2own, RSA hack, Epsilon breach - 90 Sec News - March 2011

IE6, Tsunami scams, Pwn2own results, RSA hacked, Epsilon breached - 90 Sec News - March 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

This month: help get rid of IE6, avoid tsunami scams, check out Pwn2own, be surprised at RSA, and groan at Epsilon.

Facebook is closing all accounts today? Nope, it's a viral rogue application

Facebook is closing all accounts today? Nope, it's a viral rogue application

A new viral scam is being spread across Facebook by a rogue application, tricking users into believing that Facebook is closing all accounts today.

Don't be tricked into believing the scam is true - or you could be putting money into the bad guys' pockets.

SSCC 55 - More SSL CA problems, RSA update and Chrome blocking more dangerous content

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Tony Ross joins Chester Wisniewski this week to discuss the latest news on SSL Certificate Authorities ignoring signing guidelines. They also talk about the RSA breach, the Epsilon email leakage, Chrome adding malicious download filtering and more.

Keystroke loggers now available for iOS?

Keystroke loggers now available for iOS?

You can now load a keylogger on your jailbroken iDevice. Is this really what iOS users have been looking for? Perhaps another reason not to play outside of Apple's walled garden.

Georgian granny takes down nation's internet.. single-handedly

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Did you see the story about a 75-year-old Georgian woman who went digging for copper, sliced through an underground cable and cut off 90% of the internet services to Armenia? You couldn't make it up...

Facial recognition software that blurs your sensitive data when you're not looking at it

Facial recognition software that blurs your sensitive data when you're not looking at it

A product called "PrivateEye" uses your computer's webcam to identity your face. While you're looking at the screen, PrivateEye's facial recognition software knows not to do anything - but as soon as you look away, the contents of your screen become an unintelligible blur.

Photo tagged as a Facebook bunnygirl? Beware viral scam

Photo tagged as a Facebook bunnygirl? Beware viral scam

Facebook users, both male and female, are finding that they have been tagged in a photo of a young woman dressed as a bunnygirl.

Scammers are exploiting Facebook's loosely-controlled photo tagging capability to get their messages in front of as many people as possible.

LinkedIn makes it too easy to leak contacts' email addresses

LinkedIn makes it too easy to leak contacts' email addresses

It's surprisingly easy to accidentally reveal someone's email address on LinkedIn.

Should the business network look again at how it is guarding its members' privacy?

Are you dead? Please reply at once!

Are you dead? Please reply at once!

There's so much unreconstructed spam these days - old-school spam which doesn't make the slightest attempt to disguise its outrageous bogosity - that finding amusing examples is a like searching for a stalk of hay in a haystack.

But here's one that's well worth seeing.

Flaw in ISC's dhclient could allow remote code execution

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Unix/Linux users may be vulnerable to a new flaw in ISC's DHCP client. ISC is advising users to apply mitigation or update to their latest release.