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Mail server keeps Changing to 127.0.0.1

I\'m working with a Windows XP Professional computer. Outlook Express installed to check POP mail acounts. The incoming mail server automatically changes from what it is supposed to be to 127.0.0.1. I correct it, restart Outlook Express, and it changes it back to the same IP. I figure it has to be some...
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Poll: How often do you change your passwords?

How often do you alter your \'s passwords?-- Once a week. (Why so often?)-- Every other week. (Why so often?)-- Once a month.-- Every six months.-- Rarely. (Is it a strong password?)-- Never, I live on the edge. (Is it a strong password?)
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Kaspersky beats Zango in malware classification case

Right to call spade a digging implement wonBy John Leyden1st July 2009Kaspersky Lab has secured a legal victory against notorious adware firm Zango, with a ruling that goes a long way towards protecting security software developers from nuisance lawsuits from the developers of internet pests in...
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China spam crisis provokes researcher's ire

Name and shame campaign aims to alter attitudesBy John Leyden1st July 2009 A security researcher is calling for action against Chinese internet firms which are failing to protect their services from abuse by cybercrooks.Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics at the University of...
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Mobile phone trojans

Published: 2009-07-01,Last Updated: 2009-07-01 13:16:40 UTCby Bojan Zdrnja (Version: 2) Couple of days back one of our readers, Frank Wolff, sent a screenshot of an unsolicited inform he retrieved by way of ICQ. The inform was full of garbled characters but included a link to a .JAR (Java ARchive).The...
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Michael Jackson has Gone Too Soon. Spammers Never Let Go

The net has gone wild since Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was reported dead on June 25. Symantec Security Response has already blogged regarding how we observed spammers attempting to capitalize on this event in most ways, both with msgs along with malware, and scams tied to this talented...
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China delays rollout of Green Dam filtering tool

No new date given on implementation of government directiveShaun Nichols in San FranciscoV3.co.uk, 01 Jul 2009China has postponed the rollout of it is controversial and most criticised Green Dam internet filtering app.The Chinese government said that the date for the mandated inclusion of the filter...
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Botnets pushing up spam loads

Over four-fifths of junk msgs come from infected machinesShaun Nichols in San FranciscoV3.co.uk, 30 Jun 2009Botnet-controlled PCs are responsible for 83 per cent of all spam msgs, according to the recent figures from MessageLabs.The security firm said in a recent report that, despite efforts...
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Zeus Trojan Variant Steals FTP Login Details

A new variant of the particularly malicious Zeus family of Trojans has surfaced and is compromising computers at an alarming rate.By Thomas ClaburnInformationWeekJune 30, 2009 06:45 PMNew Trojan malware has been detected harvesting FTP account info from compromised computers.The number of...
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Click fraud Trojan scams Google

01 July 2009By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News ServiceA new piece of malicious software has been searched that cheats Google and potentially other search engines out of money.AdvertisementThe Trojan horse perpetuates click fraud, a scam in which website advertisements are clicked in excess or under misleading...
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browser Hijack??

Hello!I\'m facing this trouble for past set of days. Whenever I click on search links provided by google, It takes me to random sites. It doesn't not happen every time though. i\'ve Windows XP Professional Edition w/ recent Service pack. Automatic update is ON. I\'m using AVG free edition...
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VULNERABILITIES\FIXES - July 1, 2009

Sun Solaris Network File System "nfs_portmon" Tunable VulnerabilityRelease Date: 2009-07-01 Critical: Moderately critical Impact: Security BypassWhere: From local network Solution Status: Vendor Patch OS:Sun Solaris 10Description:A vulnerability has been reported in Sun Solaris, which can...
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Alerts - Torrentreactor Website compromised

Date:07.01.2009Threat Type: Malicious Web Site / Malicious CodeWebsense Security Labs ThreatSeeker Network has detected that Torrentreactor, one of the oldest and most reliable torrent search engines on the Web, has been compromised and injected with malicious code snippet. The site has been injected with...
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Microsoft to push IE8 at businesses next month

Newest browser will hit WSUS on Aug. 25, tells companyBy Gregg KeizerJuly 1, 2009 Computerworld - Microsoft will begin pushing net Explorer 8 (IE8) to enterprises next month, the company announced this week.The decision to turn on IE8 updates will set businesses scrambling to either test the new...
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What type of anit-virus/malware software I need for my PC?

I had to re-boot my PC,with a clean hard drive and I now wanted to knows, what type of anti-virus/spyware software that I need to install to my PC?I had only downloaded spy-bot(cnet.com) and avira(gave me a blue screen). Then spybot find a Trojan.some thing, but, I had only visit my yahoo E-mail and...
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Problems FreeAVG download

I download the Free AVG and ti works good, but when I turn my computer off for the night and then turn it back on in the morning, it comes up with a certificate saying there is an bug, and it offers to re install but when I attempt the folder it wants can\'t be searched.Please suggest
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UPDATES - July 1, 2009

AVG AVI: 270.13.1/ 2212Added detection of new variants of trojans BackDoor.Generic11.ZIQ, Dropper.Generic.ARNB, PSW.Banker5.OYY, Generic13.BQPO, IRC/BackDoor.SdBot4.LYR, SHeur2.ANXA.http://www.avg.com/us.download-update
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USB Thumb Drive Protection

My USB thumb drive was corrupted/contaminated by several forms of virus &/or malware on most occasions when I inserted it to public (eg college & library) PCs . This affected all my raw data on the drive.What\'s a simple & efficient way to prevent this from occuring?PS. the PCs are running Windows XP.
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Win32 SQL Slammer

Gateway, WinMe, Intel 1500 MHz 1586, IE 6.0.2800I usage Avast A/V, CCleaner, HiJack This, and Net Veda/Safety.Net firewall. Faithfully do updates for Avast, the others I don't due to old computer, and newer versions won't work on ME.I run CCleaner daily, and Avast scans weekly, HiJack This regarding...
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Antivirus software

i\'ve knowledge regarding antiviruses. i\'ve used avg. I assume it is the better at eliminating viruses. IT has detected all of the viruses from evrything. But the only trouble is dat it slows down computer. Can you recommed an antivirus dat is equally good as avg but doesnot slow down computer. i\'ve used norton but it...
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Secure Connection through server

Yes I wish to have a secure ethernet connection, connected to a company network. I\'m a visitor at the company with provided access to LAN connection. I wish to usage I E(to access company programs) without the company server or admin seeing my computer plugged into the network....
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Instant messenger hacking

I\'m seeking somebody who might tell me the following. Is it Probably that anybody contacting me on an current messenger like myspace or msn to obtain my login password without me clicking on a link they send? The reason I ask is i\'ve an old g/f who appear to always wish to know regarding personal info....
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Details of Chinese malware revealed to all

02 July 2009By Owen Fletcher, IDG news serviceA massive database of Chinese malware has been opened up to other security companies.AdvertisementBeijing-based KnownSec gathered the viruses and other info with a crawler that scans nearly 2 million Chinese webites each day, said Zhao Wei, CEO of...
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Mozilla slates first Firefox 3.5 patch

Plans to patch bugs this month that went unfixed in final versionBy Gregg KeizerJuly 2, 2009Mozilla will patch the now-released Firefox 3.5 in the next few weeks to stamp out most bugs that went unfixed in the final version of the browser, the company said Tuesday.Firefox 3.5.1, which Mozilla...
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Spam levels bounce back after botnet takedown

Even botnets have backup nowBy John Leyden2nd July 2009Spam levels are returning to normal following the recent takedown of crime-friendly ISP 3FN, which temporarily interrupted the operation of a significant spam spewing botnet.Junk mail volumes dropped 30 per cent after the Federal Trade...
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Google sees new spam players on the horizon

Report speculates on emergence of new hotbedsShaun Nichols in San FranciscoV3.co.uk, 02 Jul 2009Security researchers at Google have warned of the imminent emergence of a new crop of spam providers.The company said in it is recent quarterly spam report that spam levels had climbed six per cent since...
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Three Months Later: Wheres DOWNAD?

by Jonathan Leopando (Technical Communications) Exactly 3 months back, the whole IT sector was waiting with bated breath for April 1. The recent DOWNAD/Conficker variantWORM_DOWNAD.KKwas poised to strike. We know that on that day, it would attempted to access 500 of 50,000 websites and download new...
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F-Secure: Adobe Still Unpatched as Attacks Rise

Vulnerabilities and troubles remain, despite progress in some areas.By Alex Goldman:In it is quarterly threat update, security company F-Secure warned that most known vulnerabilities remain unpatched, and flaws in famous Adobe software are at the top of that list.Despite the availability of patches...
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UPDATES - July 2, 2009

AVG AVI: 270.13.2/ 2214Added detection of new variant of Worm/Generic.ADHO, Worm/Generic.ADEN, Worm/Generic.ADCO, new variants of trojans Generic13.BRTK, Generic_c.ATYD, Pakes.DVY. http://www.avg.com/us.download-update
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Speculation mounts over AVG plans for OS X client

'Mac members have no antibodies'By Dan Goodin in San Francisco2nd July 2009AVG bosses aren't saying most, but there's new evidence the anti-virus maker is earnestly considering performing an app for the Mac.A job posting on the company's website-site seeks a senior software...
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