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New Java Exploit to Debut in BlackHole Exploit Kits

Brian Krebs over at KrebsOnSecurity.com has just issued a warning regarding a new Java exploit, powered by The Blackhole Exploit Kit. It is very important to make sure your Java is contantly up-to-date and patched since it is one of the most common vulnerabilities related…

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DNS Check Tools

Time is running out! It’s VERY important to make sure your computers aren’t infected with the DNSChanger malware before the government shuts down the temporary servers. It’s easy to check and it only takes a few seconds. There are plenty of utilities available, and while The…

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‘Flame’ Malware Prompts Microsoft Patch

Microsoft has released a critical, emergency patch addressing the “FLAME” malware. Below is the actual post from Technet: Microsoft releases Security Advisory 271870 Hello, We recently became aware of a complex piece of targeted malware known as “Flame” and immediately began examining the issue. As many reports…

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Wikipedia Ads Could Mean You’re Infected With Malware!

According to Threatpost, the Wikimedia Foundation is warning its millions of visitors that if they’re seeing ads appearing on any of the Foundation’s Web sites, then their computer is probably infected with malware. The Foundation issued a statement on Monday clarifying that it never runs ads…

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Protect Yourself from DNSChanger

As part of Operation Ghost Click, the FBI brought down an Estonian hacker ring last year, which resulted in the takeover of the rogue DNS servers. Now, the Internet Systems Consortium is gearing up to permanently shut down deployed DNS servers that are currently serving…

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Twitter Spamming Fake AV

Fake anti-virus software has been around for a long time, and there’s a reason: attackers who spread it convince you that your computer is riddled with viruses, and they have the fix – for a nominal fee, of course. Recently, these scammers are infecting larger…

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Over 600,000 Macs Infected With Flashback Trojan

Macs have recently been the target of a widespread malware program called “Flashback.” Two antivirus companies, Doctor Web and Kaspersky Lab, independently confirmed on Wednesday and Friday, respectively, that well over 600,000 Mac computers have been infected with the latest variant of the Flashback Trojan horse. Flashback…

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Latest Ransomware: Anti-Child Porn Spam Protection

Lawrence Abrams over at BleepingComputer.com has found that a new variant of the Malware Protection ransomware has been released called Anti-Child Porn Spam Protection. This ransomware pretends to be from a legitimate government organization that states that the infected computer is sending out SPAM that…

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“RDPKill” Hack Tool

F-Secure’s blog is reporting about a tool that exploits MS12-020 vulnerabilities. Since the public release of Microsoft’s MS12-020 bulletin , there have been plenty of attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in the Remote Desktop Protocol(RDP). Recently, a new tool appeared called “RDPKill by: Mark DePalma” that was designed to…

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Fake AVG Scam on Twitter

There’s been a spike of activity recently regarding AVG and its products. The tweets contain a link, hidden by a link-shortener and encourages users to go a website made-up to look exactly like the official AVG site.

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