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Scammers Invite Facebook Users to Test the New PS4, XBox 720

on March 7, 2013

Exactly two weeks ago, Sony introduced the new PlayStation 4 (PS4) to the world in a press conference in New York. The only obvious problem that got people on the Web riled up was that Sony only showed the controller, …

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VIPRE Internet Security 2013 Now Available

on September 28, 2012

As you’ve probably guessed from the blog title, VIPRE Internet Security 2013 has indeed arrived and comes with features such as an anti-rootkit engine, bad website blocking, a spam filter, secure file eraser and more besides. You can read more about …

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Comment Spam, Youtube Players and Lolcats

on September 28, 2012

I saw this supposed movie clip with comment posted to an article regarding the imminent release of the latest Resident Evil title: Click to Enlarge “Amazing gameplay video (must see)”. Anything touted as some form of gameplay footage is always …

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“Max Payne Reloaded Plus Crack”: More of a Minus

on September 28, 2012

Scammers have homed in on everybody’s favourite big angry bald dude with a beard, offering up a so-called “Max Payne Reloaded + Crack” for the game Max Payne 3. Click to Enlarge In the promotional Youtube video (which currently sits …

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Second Life Phish: Free Linden Dollars

on September 25, 2012

Second Life! I tried it once and ended up as some sort of six foot tall wolf creature in a dress. Or something. I can’t say I see too many scams related to it, but here’s one that qualifies – …

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iPad 2 Spam Targets Gmail Users

on September 24, 2012

Just a heads up that the following missive is dropping into mailboxes right now related to “winning an iPad 2″, courtesy of a site called mygmailrewards(dot)com: Click to Enlarge Where will the website in question send you? Well, it’s region …

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Celebrity Twitter Compromises become Vanguard of Mass Diet Pill Spamming

on September 24, 2012

It seems a number of celebrities on the Twitters had their accounts tampered with over the last couple of days. To kickstart the proceedings, 3 WWE wrestlers hit the canvas with nary a Ric Flair WHOOOOOO in sight. Digging around, …

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Advergaming and you: Part 5

on September 21, 2012

The Fine Print Notification and disclosure have been major problems on PCs for years, with either too little or too much text giving rise to a short wave of EULA analysis tools designed to extract the meaning from what is …

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Advergaming and You: Part 4

on September 20, 2012

Hotfixes and Notfixes Not that long ago, I clicked something on my XBox dashboard and ended up with this (please excuse the horrendous flash from the camera): Click to Enlarge “Would you like to opt in to help us make …

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Twitter Video Facebook App: Rogue DMs, Fake Flash Umbra Loaders

on September 20, 2012

A Facebook app page has been doing the rounds on Twitter recently, with Direct Messages being sent to other Twitter users bearing the message “lol ur famous now” and a link to the app page. The link included the word …

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Fake Pinterest App Homes In on Pinners

on September 19, 2012

To our avid blog readers who aren’t into Pinterest but may know relatives, friends, or co-workers who are pinners, this blog post is also for you. One of our researchers in the AV Labs spotted a shady application that claims to …

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