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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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Introducing VIPRE 6.0 SDK for Windows

on October 18, 2012

Last Tuesday, October 16, 2012, GFI Software released the latest version of its VIPRE Antivirus Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows. It is an application that enables developers, utility providers, and other security vendors to integrate the VIPRE Antivirus technology to their …

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The Walking Dead: Tasty Bait

on October 16, 2012

You’ve boarded up your windows. You’ve sabotaged the stairwell. You’ve thrown that one whiny guy to the zombie hordes as bait (it’s okay, nobody liked him anyway). Even so, fans of all things Walking Dead would do well to consider …

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This Spam Gives Recipients a Second Chance

on October 16, 2012

This latest find from our researchers in the AV Labs is filed under the “We Found Another Facebook Spam” pile. Let it be a warning to you, dear Reader, about this mail that purports to originate from Facebook and bears …

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eBay Phishers Update their Branding…

on October 15, 2012

eBay! Man, I’ve bought some weird things. Apparently I can’t leave the blog at that, so you may want to be aware that not only have eBay updated their logo for the first time since 1995, some scammers have also …

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ADP Spam Campaigns are in the Wild

on October 12, 2012

These past few days, our researchers in the AV Labs have been seeing a slew of spam campaigns purporting to have originated from the Automatic Data Processing, Inc., or ADP, a solutions provider to businesses with concerns involving outsourcing and …

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Beware: Nude Bieber Photo DMs lead to Phishing Site

on October 12, 2012

Justin Bieber had his laptop swiped backstage, and now there are rumours of a leaked nude photo and a general smattering of embarrassment. We could lecture Justin on backups, encryption, login passwords and not leaving a laptop lying around at a …

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Shakira Video Malware: Her Scripts Don’t Lie

on October 11, 2012

I’m not entirely sure which accident the below “Shakira video” refers to (probably not the fake aeroplane death or being chomped by a sea lion), but here’s some advice – don’t bother downloading this file from wherever or whenever you are, lest …

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Fit and Fast Security with a Small Footprint

on October 10, 2012

Whether you’re operating a small- or medium-sized business, using a dependable antivirus software that protects your PCs and network has become a must especially in today’s threat landscape. The bad actors—those individuals or groups that operate underground and use the …

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Skype Voicemail Spam leads to Blackhole / Zeus Attacks

on October 10, 2012

You’ve probably seen the infection plaguing users of Skype that we wrote about on Friday (and updated on Monday with details of Ransomware and click fraud), but there are other things out there wanting a slice of the Skype Userbase …

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Rampaging Squirrel + Boyband = Twitter Spam

on October 10, 2012

Yesterday I saw a news article that did a frankly amazing job of rendering the plight of a boyband member being attacked by a squirrel, and mentioned it on Twitter. Within seconds, I was on the receiving end of some …

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