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Phishers use HTML attachments to evade browser blacklists

Posted by on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : Security 

To get around phishing blacklists in browsers, scammers are luring people by using HTML attachments instead of URLs, a security firm is warning.

Chrome and Firefox are good at detecting phishing sites and warning Web surfers via a browser notice when they are about to visit a site that looks dangerous. So good, in fact, that scammers are resorting to a new tactic to lure victims into their traps via e-mails--attaching HTML files that are stored locally when they are opened, according ...


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How to avoid disaster-related Internet scams

Posted by on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : Security 
In every disaster scammers see an opportunity, and the crisis in Japan is no exception. Already there have been fake Red Cross e-mails circulating and there will no doubt be more scams coming.

Those e-mails appear to come from the British Red Cross. They provide some news on the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and urge people to donate to a Yahoo e-mail address on a Moneybookers account, a money transfer service that enables recipients to remain anonymous, according to App River, an e-m...


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Bank Trojan botnet targets Facebook users

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, October 29, 2009, In : Security 

On the heels of one fake Facebook e-mail scam, a researcher warned on Wednesday of another such campaign in which users of the popular social network are being tricked into revealing their passwords and downloading a Trojan that steals financial data.

In the latest scam being blasted to e-mail in-boxes, a legitimate-looking Facebook notice asks people to provide information to help the social network update its log-in system, said Fred Touchette, a senior security analyst at AppRiver. When...


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SANS report: IT Security defenses misdirected

Posted by Oyya-Info on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, In : Security 

Organizations are finding it difficult to prioritize defense strategies against cyberattacks because most of them do not have an Internet-wide view of the attacks, according to a report from SANS Institute, the security training organization.

As a result, two security risks--Web applications and phishing--carry the greatest potential for damage, even though users instead tend to concentrate on less-critical risks.

The report, published by security training organization SANS Institute, amalg...


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Symantec Phishing Report - Attacks rose 52 percent

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, August 6, 2009, In : Security 

Phishing attacks rose 52 percent in July while spam as a percentage of all e-mail stayed about the same compared with the previous month, according to the latest reports from Symantec that tracked spam and phishing activity for the month.

The State of Spam (PDF) and State of Phishing (PDF) reports were released Thursday.

With some fluctuations, spam averaged around 89 percent of all e-mail in July, noted Symantec. That compares with about 90 percent for the month of June. There are dist...


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McAfee blasted for having holes in its Web sites

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

Security researcher Mike Bailey released this screen shot showing that he gained access to McAfee Secure via a cross-site request forgery hole.

Security vulnerabilities on McAfee sites, including one designed to scan customers' sites for flaws, exposed certain customer accounts and could have been used for phishing attacks in which malware disguised as McAfee software could be distributed, security experts say.

McAfee said late on Tuesday that most of the vulnerabilities were fixed, excep...


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