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Can You Tell The Difference Between Real vs. Rogue Security Software?

Rogue security software, also known as fake antivirus software or “scareware”, has been one of the most popular methods used by online criminals in recent years to fool computer users into installing malware and/or divulge confidential information.  Rogue AV software typically mimics the general look…

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Addresses 23 Vulnerabilities

This week, Microsoft released seven bulletins fixing twenty-three vulnerabilities on Patch Tuesday. Three of the bulletins are rated as ‘critical,’ which could lead to remote code execution, whereas the remaining four are rated as ‘important.’ The first critical bulletin resolves a privately reported bug in…

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Rogue AV Remains a Popular Threat Tactic

Over past few months, the news has been all about who got hacked, what software is vulnerable and should be patched, and what the latest Web threat is like, which ranges from simple spam to those deemed as advanced persistent threats (APTs). Between the “least dangerous” and the…

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Intuit spam leads to exploit kits / malware

Tax season is here for most of us which means many spammers will try to take advantage of the situation and lead you to tax-related malicious links. Security companies have been seeing a large number of emails purporting to be from Intuit, the company that makes QuickBooks,…

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