Computer SecurityBy Gina on September 28, 2010 | Computer Security
Nowadays social networks are really vulnerable because hackers find their way to trick users into believing in unreliable information. One of those attack attempts was committed last weekend when Google’s Orkut was compromised by a worm that used the Portuguese text “Bom Sabato” (“Good Saturday”). Peoples’ unwariness is like a spice for the hackers that try to gain users’ personal data. Read more.By Gina on September 2, 2010 | Computer Security
Recently Symantec and well known rapper Snoop Dogg announced a new challenge that requires people’s creativity and love for music. What is common between those two grand names is that participants need to create a song on the subject of malware, botnets and other security-related problems. The main prize for the best rap song is a trip to LA to attend Snoop party and to meet his friends. The winner will also get a Toshiba laptop with Norton Internet Security 2011 installed on it. Read more.By Gina on August 25, 2010 | Computer Security
AVG reported about viruses and malware that had spread through various countries. AVG researchers don’t claim their list of the safest and most dangerous countries to use Internet is very precise. It is known that malware and viruses don’t know boundaries and spread very quickly. The list is based on data analyzed from over 127 million computers in 144 countries to determine the incidence rates of virus attacks by country. Read more.By Gina on August 21, 2010 | Computer Security
It seems like hacking to Twitter accounts is not a big news nowadays. This happens all the time and it's not surprising that news about celebrities is most used for cybercriminals. Usually, accounts representing companies or celebrities are managed by people with excellent communication skills, not IT skills, and especially not IT security skills. There are methods that you can use to avoid your Twitter account to be hacked. Read more.By Gina on August 18, 2010 | Computer Security
Mozilla researchers explained things on the concern that Firefox usually fails to warn users to be cautious of an URL which appears to be malicious one and leads user to misleading and fraudulent websites.It is known for developers of the open-source browser about the URL bypass since June. However, Firefox will show a warning message which includes a list of obfuscated links that reports these URL has unknown destination. Read more.