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Title: Virus Alert: Koobface worm targets Facebook, Twitter

Source: SF Examiner

Date Published:  16 March 2010

 

Excerpt:

 

'....That nasty worm is back, that's if he ever left. The Koobface worm virus is back in the news, targeting social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.......'

 

To read the complete article see: http://www.examiner.com/x-14552-Social-Media-Examiner~y2010m3d16-Virus-Alert-Koobface-worm-targets-Facebook-Twitter

 

 

Title: 12 Useful FireFox Plugins For Safe Browsing

Source: Smashing Downloads

Date Published: 13th July 2009

 

Excerpt:

There are thousands of risks roaming and getting evolved in shape of different malwares, viruses, file & more. Since these things come via your browser and majority of us use firefox, here are some of the best and useful plugins/add-ons........'

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To read the complete article see:

http://www.smashingdownloads.com/2009/07/13/12-useful-firefox-plugins-for-safe-browsing/

 

Title: New Identity Theft method - use the phone

Author: Tony Howlett

Source: Windows IT Pro

Date Published: 3rd July 2009

 

Excerpt:

 

'....The way that this attack works is that an entire phone exchange, usually for a small town with only one or two banks, is dialed by automation. Those picking up the phone hear a prerecorded message from their friendly local community bank that their account has been compromised. They need to change their PIN code immediately to avoid any unauthorized charges. They are directed via a menu to enter their account number, their old PIN, and a new PIN. Of course, this isn't the bank calling but rather a sophisticated overseas ID theft gang using VOIP technology. Caller ID shows the name of the bank, giving further credibility to the attacker. Once they have the card number and PIN, they can quickly generate a fake ATM or debit card and start either withdrawing cash or making purchases.  .....'

 

To read the complete article see:

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/102408/social-war-dialing---the-new-identity-theft-menace.html 

 

Previous Articles:

Title: Top 10 Social Engineering Tactics - 11 Jun 2009
Title: DHL tracking number emails contain malware - 23 Mar 2009
Title: Top 9 Dirty Tricks Scammers Use - 17 Feb 2009
Title: Anatomy of an XSS Attack - 06 Jan 2009
Title: Mac OS X 10.5.6 Users Report Crashes, Blue Screens - 16 Dec 2008
Title: Serious security flaw found in IE - 16 Dec 2008
Title: Been updatin' your Flash player lately? - 05 Dec 2008

Title: Apple tells Mac users: Get anti-virus - 02 Dec 2008

Title: Worm uses familiar brands to lure people - 03 Dec 2008

Title: Tests highlight computer risks - 01 Dec 2008

Title: Google Offers Text Ads Linked to Malware Site - 14 Nov 2008

Title: AVG gives false alarm for Windows system library  - 12 Nov 2008

Title: BotHunter tracks down zombie PCs on a LAN - 05 Nov 2008

Title: Fake software nets hacker $158,000 in a week - 05 Nov 2008

Title: Acrobat Professional and Reader Vulnerability - 04 Nov 2008

Title: Internet criminals use SEO to dupe unsuspecting visitors into infecting themselves with malware and fake anti-virus products - 31 Oct 2008

Title: Americans Changing Online Behavior Because Identity Theft - 29th October 2008

 

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Last Updated: 07/22/2010
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