One of the great things about social media is the way that it utilises the wisdom of crowds. This concept is perhaps best known through Wikipedia, where user editing can often create some wildly inaccurate entries in the short term but over time these get corrected by the larger volume of editors who truly care about the product they are using. Somewhere else that the wisdom of crowds has made an impact is the consumer review market. Most of my family, friends and work colleagues pretty much turn to the Internet for a quick and unbiased opinion before splashing the …

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Just as your average Joe starts to 'get' the importance of online security, and that means using anti-virus software, so the bad guys start exploiting this new found understanding by flooding the Internet with fake AV products. [attach]16913[/attach]Security researchers at [URL="http://www.sophos.com"]SophosLabs have today identified a major new fake anti-virus software campaign[/URL] which is threatening to flood the Internet with malicious security products. The widespread spam campaign is designed purely with one goal: to get the unwary recipient to open HTML files attached to the messages which then redirect web browsers to hacked sites that come complete with a malicious iFrame …

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IT Security experts Barracuda Labs recently researched the business of selling Twitter followers to those companies which cannot wait to build organic follower growth. Despite the purchasing of Twitter followers being an explicit breach of the Twitter terms and conditions of use, punishable by the deletion of the account concerned, the lure of instant followers seems to appeal to what you might call the 'lazy SEO' demographic. ![dweb-romneytwitter](/attachments/small/0/dweb-romneytwitter.jpg "align-right") Interestingly, the accounts used to sell fake followers are usually fake themselves. As was the case with the more than 70,000 such randomly sampled accounts analysed by researchers at Barracuda Labs. …

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Security researchers are warning that some 30,000 WordPress websites, 85% of them based in the US, have been compromised by a mass-injection hijack attack which sees visitors to any of more than 200,000 individual pages redirected to a Trojan infected rogue AV scam. [ATTACH=RIGHT]24076[/ATTACH]The senior security researcher with Websense Labs, Elad Sharf, admits that while rogue AV is old hat these days it's obviously still a money-making exercise and one that turns enough profit for the bad guys for them to keep plodding away at it. "With such a high number of compromised web pages and websites in this on-going …

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I've came to know that most of the bloggers who sale the post with links to other sites develop their blogs rank which is mostly fake.. plz tell me how Can i check the fake page rank and i am also very much curious to know how they built fake page rank

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]21691[/ATTACH]“Your PC may be infected” says Google, which has taken the unusual step of [URL="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/using-data-to-protect-people-from.html"]warning users[/URL] that a couple of million or so of them have most likely been taken in by a fake AV scam. According to a post on the official Google blog by security engineer Damian Menscher, Google has noticed an unusual pattern of user activity. “We found some unusual search traffic while performing routine maintenance on one of our data centers” Menscher explains, adding that they then collaborated with other security engineers at various companies which were sending the modified traffic in question to determine that …

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Someone posing as Apple head honcho Steve Jobs on Twitter has managed to fool a major UK newspaper into reporting that the [URL="http://www.apple.com/iphone/"]iPhone 4[/URL] would be recalled after posting a Tweet which said "We may have to recall the new iPhone. This, I did not expect". The Daily Mail website ran a story with a headline which proclaimed "Apple iPhone 4 may be recalled, says Steve Jobs" which was pulled soon after. Of course, this being the Internet there can be no hiding from such mistakes, especially when Daily Mail content is syndicated far and wide. [attach]15596[/attach]I was able to …

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Fake YouTube pages which look very similar to the real thing have been uncovered by security experts at eSoft, and they deliver a deadly payload. According to the [URL="http://threatcenter.blogspot.com/2010/06/135000-fake-youtube-pages-delivering.html"]eSoft Threat Prevention Team[/URL] there are at least 135,000 of these fake YouTube pages, sitting on thousands of compromised web servers, and each attempting to install a malware executable should an unwary user be fooled into attempting to play the videos contained on them. There's nothing new in the methodology here: promise videos related to hot news items such as the BP oil spill for example, and then pop-up the 'you need …

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Who wants some forged educational documents that will help you get a job in some foreign country? The answer, it would seem, is lots and lots of people. At least that would explain why spam advertising fake diplomas has topped the list of junk mail subject matter for China, South Korea and Vietnam according to the latest McAfee [URL="http://www.mcafee.com/us/threat_center/white_paper.html"]Internet Threat Report[/URL] which was published today. The report, covering the threat landscape for the first quarter of 2010, also reveals that while email subjects vary greatly from country to country, diploma spam coming out of China and other Asian countries is …

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After succesfully removing my task manager lock and my windows desktop lock with regedit im still troubled with a fake pop-up that comes back every few momets. Really annoying. I read up on some threads and downloaded AVG along with hijackthis. Here is my log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA) Scan saved at 6:42:56 PM, on 2/12/2010 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe C:\PROGRA~1\RETROS~1\RETROS~1.0\retrorun.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program …

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i started getting this fake alert. from my brief research, it seems to be a trojan. i ran a full McAfee virus scan and it said it found a trojan and quarantined it but it still pops up. i tried using spy doctor as well as adaware but the trojan seems to block the programs from opening up. i need help removing this thing. thanks in advance

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Proving that no holiday is sacred, The Register is reporting today on not one but two scams involving fake products to be on the lookout for this shopping season. Graphics card vendor HIS sent out an alert that, despite [URL="http://news.softpedia.com/news/Graphics-Card-Maker-HIS-Joins-Netbook-Market-98967.shtml"]reports[/URL] to the contrary, the company has [URL="http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/12/05/his_fake_netbook_warning/"]not ventured into the netbooks market[/URL]. HIS marketing chief Peter Yeung told The Register in no uncertain terms that "HIS has no plan for netbook products" and promised "swift legal action" against whomever is behind the counterfeit devices. In similar news, British customs agents seized hundreds of [URL="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/05/nintendo_warning/"]allegedly counterfeit Nintendo DS and DS[/URL] Lite …

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