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    Latest News & Warnings:

    Updates:

    • The latest Windows updates have been released December 14. Be sure to keep your Windows up-to-date
    • However, malware targets also software that are installed on most computers. It's important to keep these programs up-to-date as well. You can check if your most common programs are up-to-date here: http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/



    Gawker Media Hack

    Hackers on Sunday night broke into Gawker Media's servers and grabbed the login credentials for millions of the company's readers who leave comments on sites such as Gawker, Lifehacker, Jezebel, and Kotaku.
    The company is advising anyone who has a commenting account at any of the following sites to change their passwords as soon as possible: all Gawker Media sites including Deadspin, Fleshbot, Gawker, Gizmodo, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, and Lifehacker.

    Read full article here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/21343...d_to_know.html



    It's Christmas Time For Hackers

    With the endless list of things to do during the holidays, double checking a URL or calling the Better Business Bureau probably isn't high on your list. And hackers count on that.
    Hackers typically take advantage of users' lack of time and money during the holiday season to unleash a slew of malware and phishing attacks.

    See a compilation of tricks used by attackers:
    http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/secur...s-to-watch.htm

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    BitDefender Study Finds Majority of Social Network Users Do Not Check Shared Links for Malware

    Study conducted on Facebook® and Twitter® reveals ninety-seven percent of respondents will click any link shared on their social platform without first checking it for malware. (...)

    Facebook users can stay safe with the free BitDefender safego application designed to keep social network accounts from being exposed to malware and spam.

    Read about the study here



    The top 50 passwords you should never use

    http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010...uld-never-use/

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    A currently ongoing spamvertised campaign, attempts to impersonate the most popular social networking site, Facebook.
    Using a well proven "Your password has been stolen!" theme, the campaign entices the end user into downloading and executing the malware.

    Sample message:
    Subject: Facebook Support. Your password has been stolen! ID50888
    Message: Good afternoon.

    A Spam is sent from your FaceBook account.

    Your password has been changed for safety. Information regarding your account and a new password is attached to the letter. Read this information thoroughly and change the password to complicated one. Please do not reply to this email, it's automatic mail notification! Thank you for your attention. Your Facebook!
    Source: http://ddanchev.blogspot.com/2011/01...-has-been.html

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    Flash Player 10.2.152.32 was released end of February - time to update if you haven't yet.

    To check if your most common applications/programs are up to date, use the Secunia vulnerability scanner, which just takes a minute:
    http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/ (needs Java to run)

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