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Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013

Symantec: Phishing Attacks Have Been Setting Twitter Aflutter

Symantec: Phishing Attacks Have Been Setting Twitter Aflutter

Twitter recently announced that the details of around 250,000 users may have been compromised before it discovered and stopped an attack on their network. Over the past few months, the Symantec response team has observed one particular attack taking place on Twitter.

Thursday, 14 Feb 2013

Google Reported More Than Half the Bugs Addressed in Microsoft's Latest Patch

Google Reported More Than Half the Bugs Addressed in Microsoft's Latest Patch

According to reports, Google engineers reported more than half the vulnerabilities that were addressed in Microsoft's latest security patch.

Friday, 8 Feb 2013

Adobe Releases Emergency Security Updates for Flash Player

Adobe Releases Emergency Security Updates for Flash Player

Adobe has just released emergency security updates for the company's Flash Player to address two vulnerabilities that are being exploited in the wild.

Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013

Trend Micro Warns Against Cybercriminals Capitalizing on Windows 8's Popularity

Trend Micro Warns Against Cybercriminals Capitalizing on Windows 8's Popularity

Trend Micro has detected some sites which are offering their own dubious version of free 'Windows 8 Activator' upgrade. With the adoption rate of Windows 8 increasing by more than 30% in January 2013, cybercriminals are hoping to ride on Windows 8's popularity.

Friday, 1 Feb 2013

Symantec Advises Against Surprise

Symantec Advises Against Surprise "Parcels" In Your Inbox

Symantec Security Response has discovered that fake FedEx emails have been circulating. In these emails, users are asked to click on a link to print out a receipt in order to retrieve their parcel in person from the nearest FedEx office. Unsuspecting users who click on the link will be greeted by a PostalReceipt.zip file containing a malicious executable file named "PostalReceipt.exe", where a malware, "Trojan.Smoaler", will then be delivered to their computer.

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012

Beware of Christmas Party Document - Trend Micro Identifies New Malware

Beware of Christmas Party Document - Trend Micro Identifies New Malware

Trend Micro has detected samples with the file name "PROPOSED CHRISTMAS PARTY 2012.doc", which is essentially the malware called "TROJ_ARTIEF.RTN".

Thursday, 29 Nov 2012

Symantec Announces Norton Zone File Sharing Service for Consumers

Symantec Announces Norton Zone File Sharing Service for Consumers

Symantec has just announced Norton Zone, a secure file sharing service that lets users share their photos, videos, and documents from any of their computers, smartphones, or tablets. A free, limited public beta is now available.

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012

Symantec Warns of Sharp Spike in Christmas Related Spam Messages

Symantec Warns of Sharp Spike in Christmas Related Spam Messages

Symantec is expecting to see a sharp spike in the volume of Christmas related spam messages in the following days, and is advising everyone to exercise caution when handling unsolicited or unexpected emails related to Christmas.

Monday, 12 Nov 2012

Windows 8, RT to Receive First Critical Security Patches

Windows 8, RT to Receive First Critical Security Patches

Microsoft is set to release its first security patches for Windows 8 and RT operating systems. These patches are meant to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and the .NET framework.

Thursday, 1 Nov 2012

Symantec Warns That a Hurricane Sandy Spam Attack is Making Its Rounds

Symantec Warns That a Hurricane Sandy Spam Attack is Making Its Rounds

Symantec Security Response has discovered spam messages related to Hurricane Sandy and is advising Internet users to type website addresses directly into their Internet browser for any online videos instead of clicking on links within emails.

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