Month: October 2011

MyBB downloads were infected

The H-Security: In a blog posting, the MyBB development team has confirmed that the download package for version 1.6.4 of MyBB had been modified to include malicious code. Unknown attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in the MyBB web site’s CMS (content management system) to inject and execute PHP code. The attackers placed a …

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Hoax: The Pink Profile Pic Facebook virus hoax

SophosLabs: Have you noticed the profile pics of some of your Facebook friends have acquired a pink tinge? Rumours have hit the social networking site that the Facebook app that turns your profile picture pink carries “keylogger malware” that can spy on your keypresses, and steal your passwords – not just from Facebook, but from …

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The continuation of dangerous rogue ads on Bing (and Yahoo)

GFI Labs Blog: We’ve noted this before, but Microsoft needs to get a handle on ad placements on Bing. Ok, so Bing isn’t the most widely used search engine, but remember that Yahoo plays a part here as well. In this case, we’re talking Sirefef (ZeroAccess aka Max++), probably the nastiest piece of malware circulating …

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Duqu, Son of Stuxnet?

Schneier on Security: A newly discovered piece of malware, Duqu, seems to be a precursor to the next Stuxnet-like worm and uses some of the same techniques as the original. Link to Source Symantec: W32.Duqu: The Precursor to the Next StuxnetDuqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack. The threat was written by …

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Twitter Malware Attack: Photos of Dead Gaddafi

Mashable: As reports of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s death circulate on the Internet, so is a gruesome cellphone photo of what appears to be his severely wounded body and another that appears to be his dead body. Both are likely opportunities for spammers with bad intentions. The first photo was distributed by the news …

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Happy feelings

Hey! my friends! Finally my German language class is going to begin next month, long time waiting as they have been too busy, I think it took more than 4-5 months, well, wish me luck, German look likes a difficult language. And here is music video that I could not and cannot stop listening (and …

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Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs: “He was always ahead of me”

Jobs and Schmidt connect at the introduction of the iPhone, 2007 businessweek.com: The Google executive chairman admired Jobs’s passion, courage, and smarts When he went to Apple, he was basically down to 1 percent market share. Apple was near bankruptcy, the company had been for sale, there were a series of management changes. I talked to …

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Facebook Scam: In memory of Steve, a company is giving out 50 ipads tonight

“In memory of Steve, a company is giving out 50 ipads tonight…” is another Facebook scam you want to avoid. More similar scam links is expected, so take care what you click on, These kind of free offers will end up in phishing or malware attacks. Don’t forget you should join the Omid’s Blog Facebook …

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