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New Scam That Uses Ransomware Techniques

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Researcher finds serious SMS spoofing flaw on iOS

A well-known security researcher urges iPhone users to distrust the legitimacy of text messages at first sight.

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Microsoft: Update Java or kill it

Microsoft is offering advice on how to protect yourself from Java-based malware. The instructions are simple: either update it, disable it, or just uninstall it completely.

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Quick Tip: Shrink the size used by Windows 7 System Restore

Quick Tip: Create a logon message in Windows 7

Microsoft warns: Fraudulent digital certificates issued for high-value websites

According to the Microsoft advisory, the fraudulent Web certificates affect the Microsoft Live service, Google’s mail system, Yahoo and Skype log-ins.

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Fake Disk Defrag

Article from CRN that talks about new scam tactic

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Microsoft Hyped on Windows 7 Virtualization

Here is an article from CRN regarding MS Desktop Virtualization which is more than just roaming profiles.

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Watch Hulu In Canada

Here is a great article on getting Hulu and other US sites to work in Canada Hulu In Canada

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UPDATE – New attack bypasses EVERY Windows security product

Are you a Windows user? Do you make sure that your antivirus program is updated regularly? Do you feel safe? You shouldn’t! Read on to find out why …

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Facebook does not erase user-deleted content

When users upload content, pictures and video to Facebook, it is not erased from their servers even when the user ‘deletes’ it. Video and experiment. by Zack Whittaker

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Java zero-day flaw under active attack

Virus hunters have spotted the attacks on a popular song lyrics Web site. Any visitor to that Web site with the Java Plugin for Browsers installed Internet Explorer or Firefox will get infected with malware. by Ryan Naraine

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90 percent of Windows 7 flaws fixed by removing admin rights

Explains the benefit over different Windows OS when removing admin rights.

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New hard drives spell trouble for XP users

From Infopackets Windows News: “Tactics used to make new hard drives more efficient could cause problems for Win XP users. It may mean any new drive bought after next year could be noticeably slower to use on the operating system. The issue involves the way hard drives are broken down into individual sectors. Until now, it’s been standard …” (Click to continue reading/sample our newsletter)

Infopackets Windows Newsletter

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Hacker exploits IE8 on Windows 7 to win Pwn2Own

Jumping through a series of anti-exploit roadblocks, Dutch hacker Peter Vreugdenhil hacked into a fully patched 64-bit Windows 7 machine using a pair of Internet Explorer vulnerabilities. by Ryan Naraine

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Pwn2Own hack topples Firefox on Windows
Pwn2Own MacBook attack: Charlie Miller hacks Safari again
Pwn2Own 2010: iPhone hacked, SMS database hijacked

3 Registry Tweaks To Speed Up Windows 7

Windows’ Registry functions like a control center for your entire computer system; it defines how every part of your system looks and works. Here’s how you can boost your registry’s capabilities.

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New ‘Chuck Norris’ Botnet Hides in Your Router

New botnet can hide in your DSL/Cable Router.

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Tracking down those XP crashes: Could the cause be malware?

According to reports on some newsgroups, a Windows patch is causing the Blue Screen of Death for Windows XP users. Microsoft has temporarily withdrawn the update while it investigates the reports. Before you leap to conclusions about the coding skills of Microsoft’s developers, you might want to consider the possibility…

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Microsoft Offering Free Upgrade From Office 2007 To Office 2010

Free upgrade from Office 2007 to Office 2010 if you purchase between March 5 and September 30.

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Microsoft Looking Into Windows 7 Battery Issues

Microsoft says it’s looking into an issue with Windows 7 that’s causing battery life problems for notebook PC users, and which has been fueling complaints against Microsoft for the past several months.

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EU ends Microsoft antitrust probe; Accepts browser choice

The European Commission has settled with Microsoft over its remaining antitrust issues. In a nutshell, the EU accepted Microsoft’s plan to offer browser choice on PCs without bundling Windows and Internet Explorer together. by Larry Dignan

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Adobe confirms PDF zero-day attacks. Disable JavaScript now

According to an advisory from Adobe, the critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.2 and earlier versions. It is being exploited in the wild. by Ryan Naraine

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200K sites fall to scareware

Security researchers have detected a massive blackhat SEO search engine optimization campaign consisting of over 200,000 compromised web sites, all redirecting to fake security software, commonly refered to as scareware. by Dancho Danchev

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Microsoft confirms ‘detailed’ Windows 7 exploit

Exploit code for the vulnerability was released by researcher Laurent Gaffi – after failed attempts to get Microsoft’s security response center to acknowledge that this was an issue that needs to be patched. By Ryan Naraine

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Hackers bypass Windows 7 activation

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Microsoft adds an ‘Office Starter’ edition

Microsoft officials shared on October 8 more details about three new ways the company is planning to try distributing Office 2010 when the product ships next summer: Office Starter, Product Key Card and Click to Run. by Mary Jo Foley

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