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Alert: Fake Emails from Twitter Support - May. 8, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Spammers are bombarding the email accounts of Twitter and non-Twitter users alike with fake messages purporting to be from Twitter Support. Here'...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Nasty Worm Wriggles Through Yahoo Instant Messenger - May. 7, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
A worm is spreading through Yahoo Instant Messages that tricks you into downloading what you'd think is a photo from a friend, but is actually ma...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Phishing email targeting Windows iPad owners - Apr. 28, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
A malicious email with the subject line �iPad Software Update� encourages iPad owners to download the latest version of iTunes, and contains a link to...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Windows Vista Support Deadline - Apr. 13, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Microsoft has announced that after today, April 13th, automated support for Windows Vista without any service packs will end. If you're running W...
Categories: IT General, Security

Other: OUCH! [almost] in Poetic Verse - Apr. 1, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
The email you see in Junk Mail is called "spam". The stuff in your InBox is "bacn" or "ham". The Bayesian filter is cons...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Out-of-Cycle Internet Explorer Update - Mar. 31, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Several newly discovered vulnerabilities in Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a hacker to take control of your computer without your knowledge....
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: IRS "Notice of Underreported Income" Email Scam - Mar. 26, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
It's tax season, and cybercriminals have come up with an email scam about "Underreported Income." Phony emails with subject lines like ...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Critical Vulnerability in Firefox's Web Open Font Format (WOFF) - Mar. 23, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Firefox contains support for Web Open Font Format (WOFF) downloadable fonts. A vulnerability in the way Firefox handles WOFF could allow an attacker ...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Facebook Password Reset Scam - Mar. 16, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Scammers are sending out emails--see sample below--that claim falsely to be from Facebook. The fake emails tell recipients that their Facebook passwor...
Categories: IT General, Security

Advice: Don't fall for phony phone tech support - Mar. 10, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Scammers are calling people on the telephone, claiming to be from Microsoft, and offering to help solve their computer problems. Once they have gained...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Optional Software for the Energizer DUO Battery Recharger Contains Trojan Horse Malware - Mar. 9, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
The DUO battery recharger let's you use your computer's USB port to recharge NiMH batteries. Optional software, made available on the compa...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Don't press F1 in Internet Explorer - Mar. 3, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Microsoft has warned users of Windows XP and Windows 2000 of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer in which a website repeatedly prompts the user to pr...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Chinese TwitterPhish Attack - Feb. 22, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
Twitter users are being targeted by a phishing campaign designed to steal passwords and use hijacked accounts to spread money-making spam campaigns. P...
Categories: IT General, Security

Advice: Beware of U.S. Census Phishing Scams - Feb. 16, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
The U.S. Census Bureau has begun its task of collecting demographic data from every household in America. Unfortunately, this presents a golden opport...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Microsoft Patch MS010-15, distributed on 02-09-10, may trigger repeated "Blue Screens of Death" (BSO - Feb. 18, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
If your system is infected with the Alureon rootkit (an almost undetectable type of malware), an MS patch released last week may cause your system to ...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Internet Explorer Vulnerability (File Disclosure) - Feb. 9, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
A flaw in Internet Explorer could be exploited to allow a remote hacker to access files on your system. In order to exploit this vulnerability, the ...
Categories: IT General, Security

Alert: Flaw in the iPhone/iPod touch lock (OS 3.1.3 Update) - Feb. 4, 2010

SANS Security Information Service - Sat, 01/01/2011 - 08:14
A flaw exists in the iPhone OS that could allow someone who got a hold of your locked iPhone or iPod touch to access your personal information....
Categories: IT General, Security
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