That computer virus did what??

That computer virus did what??

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:31 pm

Legit sites catching web virus
The Canadian Press
TORONTO (Jun 12, 2010)
It used to be that computer users could mostly avoid viruses by being careful about which e-mail attachments they opened, or avoiding file-sharing services. Now you can catch a nasty virus by simply loading a web page.

Earlier this week, the websites of the Wall Street Journal, Jerusalem Post and a Montreal music venue were among many that were infected with a virus, which may have been passed on to visitors.

Those infected were hit by what's called a drive-by download, a form of virus that sneaks through cracks in a website's servers and tries to hit visitors when they load the site. http://thespec.com/News/Local/article/787212
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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby smitty on Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:17 pm

I have yet to see why some computer whizzes look upon screwing up other including financial businesses to American or any Armed Forces & the poor civvies?

So many of us wish we at the gun range could take it out on those that have been cought. With our Sink Holes it would be simply a matter of dropping the bodies in the sink holes & our 4X4 rector sould cover up the bodies. To be facing some 8 or more h/gun shooters loaded with ammo from .22. 9mm, 38 Super, 38Spl, 40S&W to 45ACP along with a line of rifle shooters just itching to be the first allowed to shoot. That would make us in a better mood.
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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:24 pm

Alex Horkay Sat Oct 2 2010
Email attack targeting LinkedIn users termed ‘largest ever’

An email attack targeting users of the LinkedIn social networking service this week was so active that it accounted for nearly one-quarter of all spam email sent at one point this week, a malware expert says.

Disguised as an invitation from someone to connect with him or her on LinkedIn, the spam is actually a phishing, or identity theft attack, “widely used by criminals to pilfer commercial bank accounts,” said Henry Stern, a senior security researcher with Cisco Systems, in a blog posting.

“This is the largest such attack known to date,” he noted.

Clicking a link in the email takes the victim to a web page that says “Please waiting … 4 seconds” during which time Zeus, a malevolent Trojan horse software program, downloads and embeds itself in the victim’s web browser. http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/263982--email-attack-targeting-linkedin-users-termed-largest-ever

Yikes-I was not aware of this bad news moving around LinkedIn this week, what with a distraction of a cold and tissues. Would security software pop up inside the email window when it noted the security problem?
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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby Speak-Ez on Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:52 pm

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I would imagine that the trojan has been added to antivirus databases by all antivirus companies by now.

But the same rule applies as has for years, don't open any email message if you don't know the sender. But that also means to be familiar with what sort of address is used by social networking sites you may belong to, data storage sites, photo sharing sites, etc. Know what the exact email address is of their various departments that may send out legit email messages. Know what to expect from them by having read what they state they may send, and if there is any doubt just delete that message after recording whatever you can see without opening it.

A screen capture is very good. You can do two screen captures -- the second one when you place your cursor over the sender's information in the proper line in that column of your inbox and the full sender's email address is shown. BUT! you don't need to click anything for that to work. You MUST be careful about that! I think it's called 'hovering' your cursor over something. Some email programs may work differently, but there should be some way to find out the exact address without actually opening the email message.

Then you can check what the latest information is about any odd email messages that may be getting sent out. Or just ask the site's webmaster, or security department, whether there is some warning out about criminal activity using their site as a cover.

Point to all this I am writing is that your own brain is the best antivirus program.

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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:35 pm

Russian man accused of running vast spamming network pleads not guilty in US
By Dinesh Ramde, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – Fri, 3 Dec 2:35 PM EST
MILWAUKEE - A 23-year-old Russian man accused of masterminding a vast worldwide spamming network pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Wisconsin to violating a U.S. anti-spam law.

The judge ordered Oleg Y. Nikolaenko held without bond, saying he was a flight risk because of his access to cash and his lack of ties to Wisconsin or the U.S.

Nikolaenko was brought into court wearing bright orange prison pants and matching sweatshirt and shackled at the ankles. His attorney entered the plea as a Russian interpreter translated for the Moscow man.http://beta.ca.news.yahoo.com/russian-man-accused-running-vast-spamming-network-pleads.html

If the accused had to have an interpreter in the court, then his e-mails would not have been lengthy ones. Would his spam allegedly just have contained a URL link that was sent to the contacts in each person's email address?
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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:45 am

Lesley Ciarula Taylor
40 minutes ago

The Twitter message you need to avoid
A nasty worm is burrowing its way through Twitter, tossing users over to sites that damage their computers, two leading tech sources are reporting.

The worm uses the address http://goo.gl/R7f68, but The Next Web warns it’s only a few hours old and could change quickly. Following the link sends computers to an infected site.

“What we’ve been able to learn is that the worm seems to be either creating or using a number of spam/newer accounts,” The Next Web reported Tuesday morning. “That said, a few influentials have also tweeted the URL.” http://www.thespec.com/news/world/article/282065--the-twitter-message-you-need-to-avoid
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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby fishandchips on Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:53 pm

What a way to exchange social updates using Twitter. Mean, mean people. Without the Internet, would they be doing pranks on homeowners??
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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby smitty on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:37 pm

Obviously my reason to stay clear of twitter along with what is needed to be using them & same with Face something or another.

I am on my PC when at home & not when driving an SUV or walking down the street like that idot that did not look either way & could have been knocked down on the busy road I was driving. Still makes me wonder for it was just his quick glance at my SUV signalling a left turn though stopped & then right down to reading & twittering away.
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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:24 pm

http://www.dcwg.org/detect/

If you are worried about reports concerning a malware issue that is said to become an Internet disconnection issue for affected computers on July 9, take a look at the websites that will either give you a red or green banner indicating whether your IP address is a concern.

DNSChanger is the name of the malware.
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Microsoft will have a patch next Tuesday to stem concerns over attacks on XML core services in Windows.
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Re: That computer virus did what??

Postby guitarblues on Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:16 pm

Heartbleed bug-Internet's headache that has led to some server shutdowns and rushing to clean up behind the scenes what the hackers could walk through in supposedly secure settings from their computers. Whose keyboards have gone into your digital files?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/11/business/security-flaw-could-reach-beyond-websites-to-digital-devices-experts-say.html?hpw&rref=technology

Digital devices could get the same bug. What a cleanup job that could be.
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