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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.

Once a victim has installed the software, criminals can pretty much do whatever they want on the PC, Cosoi said. That could mean installing a keylogger to steal banking credentials or even gaining full access to the hacked system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:19 AM | Tags (9) | trojan | virus | windows7 | security | compatibility | checker | horse | vulnerability | keylogger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Your rechargeable batteries may come with a free Trojan horse virus.Your rechargeable batteries may come with a free Trojan horse virus.

The battery maker said it does not know how the Trojan got into the software. 'Energizer has discontinued sale of this product and has removed the site to download the software,' the statement said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:12 AM | Tags (7) | backdoor | batteries | cnet | energizer | security | trojan | virus |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.

In a nutshell, you should be cautious when using suspicious-looking URL shorteners. There's also an interesting statistic within the article stating that about 26% of all tweets contain a URL and retweeting just helps these things spread all the more quickly. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 5:26 PM | Tags (7) | malware | shorteners | trojan | twitter | urls | virus | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

These days even a parking ticket can masquerade as a computer virus.These days even a parking ticket can masquerade as a computer virus.

Drivers found the following message on the yellow ticket on their windscreen: 'PARKING VIOLATION This vehicle is in violation of standard parking regulations'. The ticket then instructed drivers to visit a website...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:43 AM | Tags (9) | bbc | fake | parking | security | ticket | trick | trojan | virus | vundo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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