Be Careful !

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has issued a warning in regards to fake invoices being distributed by email.

These emails look legit but actually contain links to websites that install malware on computers or solicit additional information that could be used to defraud individual consumers.

If you ever receive an email saying a suspicious purchase was made on your behalf do not click on any of the links on this email. Access the retailer’s official web site via your browser instead.

Security Alert – Java Vulnerabilities

Last week the Department of Homeland Security advised individuals to disable Java in their browsers in response to the release of vulnerability information on the web.

“Web exploit packs” have been sold online enabling amateurs to perform numerous malicious tasks on machines on which Java is installed.

Java has since released an update but the warning remains at Homeland Security.

Facebook Security Warning

Avoid clicking any links on emails or messages containing the following subject lines : “Hi baby, please check my Facebook profile,” or “I miss you, check my new photo please”

These links install malware on your system.

Attention Mac Users : Update ASAP

A Russian web security firm has discovered a Mac Trojan that is disguised as a Adobe Flash update.

When installed this virus enables hackers to access passwords and other information typed into browsers and Skype.

Apple has issued an update in response to the Flashback Trojan on Tuesday. Removal instructions are also available from F-Secure.