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August 2006

SPAMfighter News 2006/8/31

‘Ifriends’ Users – A recent Target for Phishers

Security experts at Sophos report that phishers are now targeting iFriends, a videochat community to spread their e-mail scams. Over two million users visit

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/31

Rootkits Can Be Detected And Eradicated

A set of software tools meant to hide running processes; files or system data is referred to as 'rootkit'. ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/8/31

A Computer Hacker Can Be Traced

When a Trojan or a virus hits a PC, we get to know about its presence from the malfunctioning of the machine. But knowing just that is not sufficient. We

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/31

The Guts To Fight Spyware

Most people are aware about the dangers of spyware. Anyone who wants to know how to fight spyware to carry on safe Internet browsing, the following article

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/31

FTC Can’t Cope With Offshore Spammers

Spammers can now target someone's computer in a different country. This had happened with Cindy Carman, three years back. ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/8/30

UK Leads European Union In Spyware Crime

Spyware on the Internet has made rapid pace leaving behind viruses in the race. Spyware has many categories. The most basic one consists of programs that

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/30

The First Computer Virus and Thereafter

The first computer virus called "Brain" was created twenty years ago and it caused fear of

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/30

Online Safety Trends in UK

Despite the gloomy results of several security surveys, the chances of home PC users becoming victims of viruses, spyware, or ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/8/30

Malware Attacks Get More Focused

Ignore the young amateurs; the latest suppliers of malware and other terrible things can offer a

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/30

Investors Warned Of Phishing Scams

Canada's Investment Dealers Association (IDA) has cautioned cyber- dealers that they might have fallen prey to ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/8/29

Security Flaw Puts HSBC Customers At Risk

Researchers from Cardiff University relate the possibility of hacking into a HSBC account within nine attempts. HSBC, one of UK's highest rated banks has

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/29

Japanese Text Editor Reports Flaw

Text files can be safely downloaded from the Internet or can be received via e-mails without causing any harm. They do not create much virus

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/29

Hacker Prosecuted For Devious Actions

US district judge is considering Federal prosecutors' argument in deciding whether to issue a six-years imprisonment to Chris Maxwell aged 20, a hacker

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/29

Fraudster Acquiesce To Online Bank Theft

In an instance of theft involving an online transaction, a computer logger virus was installed to steal $12,000 from Westpac's customer's account.

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/29

Teenage Prosecuted For Spamming

David Lennon, a U.K. teenager aged 18, was punished for sending his former employer five million spam e-mails. Proving guilty of breaching UK's 'Computer

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/28

Yahoo Provides Phishing Shield

The latest safety element Yahoo plans to launch in the near future, will allows consumers to modify their access page. It's designed as a standard mechanism

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/28

Twin Trojans Use PowerPoint Flaw To Spread

Another commendable feat was exposed during the weekend aimed at error in Microsoft's PowerPoint software, which could permit an intruder to command an

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/28

Spam From Anti-Child Porn Agency Spreads Trojan

Certain spam emails with heading 'CP inquiry has began', are affirming that The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) have recovered the

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/28

Romantic Spam On A Rise

'Hi dearest soul mate'
I was surfing the net some weeks back and discovered your profile. Immediately I made up my mind to email to find out more about

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/28

Microsoft Counters Cybersquatters

Two cases were registered by Microsoft versus individuals who exploited the company's brand name by fraudulently selling it for a profit. These people, also

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/26

Spammers Target Church and Charity

Christian Aid, a church-based charity organization has put on guard its supporters about e-mails that claim to come from account departments of different

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/26

What To Do If A Virus Attacks Your PC?

When a virus infection occurs in your PC, there are a number of problems that can crop up. The computer may function erroneously, Windows could keep

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/26

Path Transversal Attack

The Path Traversal approach method penetrates through files, listings, and commands that theoretically exist beyond the web text file source list. This

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/26

Malware Authors Turn More Insidious

Although there has been no report of massive virus outbreak over many years now, but concern for targeted attacks prevail as also identity theft and

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/26

China’s Best Initiatives To Deal With Spam

In China Internet users receive on an average 2.5 junk e-mails each day. Shenzhen

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SPAMfighter News 2006/8/26

A Stock Spam Scam Case

A security lab has alerted users to be careful about e-mails that come with unsolicited financial advice. These are actually spam mail of the

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/25

How Spyware Hurts Individuals and Businesses

The Internet community and web masters find it difficult to understand that spyware is not just a

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/25

Social Engineering – Another kind Of Hacking

Computer break-ins are mostly mistaken by the average computer users for being purely technical, due to the technical flaws that intruders can exploit to

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/25

Anti-Virus Software Needs To Be Put To Test

The magazine 'Consumer Reports' conducted a test on twelve leading 'anti-virus software' products to assess their capability to detect and react to new and

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/25

Commercial Incentives In Developing Malware Raise Security Concerns

Members of the panel at the recently concluded Microsoft's Tech Ed 2006 convention believed that computer safety would be the most significant

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/25

Securing IE against hacker attacks

It may be your Internet Explorer (IE) web browser that may be the most vulnerable point in your computer security against hacker attacks. But with proper

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/24

“Loopholes did not cause online banking thefts”: ICBC

A denial was issued by the Internet and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) regarding any security weaknesses in its online banking system that could be blamed

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/24

Hacker & Virus in MySpace

MySpace website users are warned by computer experts that the interactive website with regular users in millions, is linked to viruses in circulation.

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/24

Bot Builds Spam - Spreading Zombie Army

As per the revelations of a security research firm, a malicious bot launched attacks on Windows PCs over the previous week. It used a bug, which Microsoft

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/24

AOL’s Anti-Virus Raises Security Concerns

AOL's latest trials don't seem to have gone down well with the public. Shortly after the trial, AOL caused sensation by announcing the research records of

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/8/24

Ministry of Trade Aiming To Control Spam

Vietnam's Ministry of Trade has proposed to strengthen its influence on Internet publicity campaigns, especially spam circulated through e-mail accounts, to

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