Koobface Worm Spreads to Twitter

The Koobface worm that made the rounds via Facebook earlier this year has spread to Twitter.  Twitter followers are receiving tweets with an embedded TinyURL link that reroutes users to the AdultFriendFinder website or another site that entices users to download an infected video file.  As usual, the vigilant will avoid clicking on embedded links, even if sent on a friend’s account.

If you think you have been infected with malware through Facebook or Twitter, it is best to act quickly.  ...

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I Am Lucky

I cannot believe my good fortune. in the last week I have been awarded two huge sums of money in two different European lotteries.

Last week I got an email from Mrs.Hall of the UNITED NATIONS (!) advising me that I have been awarded $1.950,000,000 by MICROSOFT of all things. That’s right 1.95 BILLION dollars!! I guess I ought to lend some of it to Obama to help pay for the banks and automobile companies he and the ...

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Smackdown!! Google vs. Microsoft

You probably have already heard, but Google has entered the operating system marketplace with a Chrome (browser) based operating system for use in netbooks and tablet systems, and is promising to develop it for the laptop market as well.

This puts them in direct competition with Microsoft again, but this time in the center of the computer universe, in the operating system, the core software that makes computers run. Google already owns the search space, which Microsoft keeps trying to ...

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New Twist on Nigerian Email Scam

Users of Yahoo, Hotmail, and other similar services need to be on guard for realistic emails supposedly coming from Yahoo or Hotmail, whoever your email provider is, requesting you to “confirm your account” or similar nonsense.  Basically you give them your user name and password on a realistic looking fake web site, and these fraudsters take over your email account, change the password, and then send a plea for money to everyone in your address book.

I got an email today ...

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Pre-order Windows 7 Upgrade Before July 11

Windows 7 can be preordered before July 11 at a considerable savings.  The Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade is available for $49.99 and the Professional Upgrade version is $99.99.  This has to be a straight upgrade from similar version of Windows Vista.  Won’t work with XP, and this software will not let you perform a full install unless you have a valid copy of Vista installed on the PC, or a copy of the Vista installation CD available during installation.

This ...

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Harry Potter Fans Targeted By Cyber-Criminals

He is an article quoted in its entirety from a news flash from one of my security vendors, PCTools.

MALWARE TO TARGET HARRY POTTER FANS

Can’t wait to see "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"? Thinking about downloading a pirated copy? Think again, as it could contain malware.

Cybercriminals are pushing "black hat" search engine optimization tactics to target the most popular file sharing and P2P networks, pursuing those interested in upcoming movie releases and in particular taking advantage of the sizeable ...

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Windows 7 Set To Launch On October 22

Microsoft has released the launch date for Windows 7 for October 22. Buyers of new laptops and PCs with Vista installed will be given the opportunity to upgrade to Win7 for free or at a very low cost, depending on the Vista version. Windows 7 is reported to be a vast improvement in performance over Windows Vista on the same equipment. People who own Vista computers should be able to upgrade without any hardware changes, and Vista ...

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40,000 Websites Hacked by Russian Mob

If you are concerned with computer security, you really should read the this article on IT World.  It describes the process of how familiar web sites you may be going to become compromised by criminal gangs to spread spyware and malware.

If your shields are completely up, the last trick in the book is to show you an Internet Explorer pop-up window that is designed to look like a security program warning to trick you into clicking on a ...

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Why You Need To Own Your Email Address

I have said this before, but if you have a web site, and have a domain name for your business, your business email should be on that domain name as well.  For instance, if your web site address is www.bobswayhot.com, your email address needs to be something like bob@bobswayhot.com.  NOT – bobswayhot@yahoo.com or bobswayhot@aol.com.

Let’s just skip the part about why the heck you want to be branding for Yahoo, AOL, or Google when you could be ...

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Windows 7 – Are You Ready?

Microsoft will be releasing the next version of the Windows operating system this year, perhaps as early as this fall.  It certainly looks like a release before Christmas  is a high probability.

Should you upgrade?  If you are running any version of Windows Vista, the answer is YES!  Windows 7 ( the new version) will run on any Vista compatible machine, using existing Vista device drivers, so if your computer runs Vista – it will run Win7.  There have ...

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