Virus

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.

Keep Those Receipts !

A new virus has been detected by Seculert on point of sale terminals in the United States, Britain and Canada.

“Dexter” forwards information from debit and credit cards directly to fraudsters who can duplicate cards.

Seculert estimates that hundreds of terminals have been infected, in 40 nations, so it’s best to keep an eye out for odd transactions on your bank statements and credit card bills.

You should also consider enabling email and/or mobile alerts on your accounts, as an extra security measure.

Important Warning : DNSChanger Virus

In November 2011, The FBI charged seven individuals from Estonia who concocted a scheme to redirect internet traffic through their web sites to collect affiliation fees.

Through email attachments and web sites, these individuals infected an unknown amount of computers with a virus that changed the DNS settings of computers, rerouting them to a series of web sites that have since been disabled by the FBI during Operation Ghost Click.

Unfortunately the FBI will cease to operate their clean DSN servers on July 9th and computers that remain infected with the DNSchanger virus will no longer be able to access the internet.

To check whether your computer is infected, you can visit the Canadian DNS OK web site by July 8th. And if you are infected removal instructions are available from the DNS Changer Working Group.

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.

Warning for Android Users

Do not download software from China ! They may be infected with a virus and these are the known infected titles :

  • Monkey Jump 2
  • Sex Positions
  • President vs. Aliens
  • City Defense
  • Baseball Superstars 2010

Always download aps from Android Market.