Fame At Last, Or Under Attack?

Here’s an example of how social engineering can be more important than technical sophistication. It’s an email with a credible from address, credible header, credible subject line, credible contents: From: john@flexiprint.co.uk Subject: Photo Approval Needed Hello, Your photograph was forwarded to us as part of an article we are publishing for our May edition of …

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Do Viruses Really Cost This Much?

Mi2g, the British-based security consultancy that seems to court controversy and a fair amount of ridicule, has issued a press release (it doesn’t seem to be up yet) that is likely to prompt similar reactions: “USD 166 billion malware damage in 2004”, the headline reads: The total economic damage from malware – viruses, worms and …

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Anatomy Of A Phishing Trojan

Phishing emails don’t need to be sophisticated to lure the unwary. Indeed, there’s some evidence those behind the more convincing looking emails masquerading as bank emails are also behind a spate of key-logging trojans, which use basic methods to fool the recipient into making them active. Australian Daniel McNamara of anti-phishing website Code Fish has …

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News: Beware The Trojan

 I got my first password stealing trojan yesterday. My, they’re good. I’ve never shopped at Citibank (sorry, Ditta) but for a moment I thought that maybe I had . This was what the email looked like:   Dear sir,   Thank you for your online application for a Citibank Home Equity Loan. In order to be …

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