Category Archives: Online Security

A Week in Security (Jul 20 – 26)

A week’s worth of security news from July 20 to 26.

Popular aggregators CReAte Your Own Newspaper (CRAYON) being used to host questionable content, from links to free software to a myriad of others.

A Week in Security (Jul 13 – 19)

A summary of last week’s security news and happenings.

Are these Free Movies the Reel Deal?

A website claims to offer free Netflix accounts gives you PUPs instead of free movies.

“FIFA Survey Rewards” Mail in Circulation

Random emails claiming you’ve won something in the FIFA Survey Rewards? The only question here is if this will result in a Red or Yellow card.

The big red click to play button on this fake video page downloads an exe instead of playing a “viral” video.

Don’t Shake the Valve

How did this game developer get himself banned from the Steam community forums?

If you’re unsure about a shortened URL, always do some digging before clicking the link. You never know where it may take you.

The Facebook “Cash From Home” Kit

Facebook is hiring? And you can work from home? But first, let’s pay a small application fee.

We BBC what you did there

Is that a genuine BBC website, or something that ticks the “close but no cigar” box?

Brows(er)ing for Updates

Updating software is important to keep your PC safe and secure, but programs don’t tend to tell you to update inside a web browser.

A Penguin in XP’s Clothing

Got an aging computer? Still on Windows XP? No problem. Here’s an alternative that still allows you to keep that lovable XP theme.

XP Themed Downloads and Offers Doing the Rounds

We’re seeing numerous Youtube videos advertising programs and functionality related to Windows XP, which is interesting given it just rode off into the sunset. A relevant angle to start off with: security programs, because a little extra security on an XP box certainly won’t hurt these days: The above links lead to PUP executables (Potentially […]

This Origin Phish Isn’t Very Sporting

A fake EA Sports FIFA Twitter account hijacks your tweets conversations with the real @EASPORTSFIFA.

A quick FAQ on what the Heartbleed bug is and how it affects you.

Beware of Fake UPS Exception E-mails

Fake UPS e-mails are circulating, contains Zeus Trojan

Sality Malware Now Features DNS Changer

The well-known Sality malware, now changing your DNS server.

Be mindful that even a .gov site can end up with content on them that shouldn’t be there. Pay close attention to those pop-ups.

SoundCloud Downloader: Always Read the EULA(s)

If you go looking for tunes with this SoundCloud downloader, you may be in need of a tune-up after.

A Friday (Spam) Roundup

Rounding up all the big spam campaigns this week.

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