Malware Lurks Within Pirated Versions of Popular Movie Downloads

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Secure Downloading | Posted on 11-12-2009

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Now-a-days cyber criminals are using popular events, current developments and even movie premieres to attract people who seek free or pirated content and exploiting.

A recent online scam which promises viewers to download the recent “Twilight – New Moon” movie is found to install malware in PCs.

The entire process of this scam is as follows…

  • Viewers are lured

Social Responses to Prevent Phishing

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Secure Downloading, Spam Awareness | Posted on 27-10-2009

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One technique used to combat phishing is training people to recognize phishing attempts, and exposing them to the know-how of dealing with them. Education can be effective since training provides a direct feedback. Spear phishing, a form of phishing targeted at a specific company, was harnessed to train individuals at various locations that included the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. In a spear phishing experiment… Continue reading

How safe are you browsing with Firefox?

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips, Secure Downloading | Posted on 16-10-2009

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Mozilla Firefox is a popular browser used by millions of Internet users all around the world. The coolest feature of Mozilla Firefox is its compatibility to add more and more plugins and enable yourself with advanced browsing.

However, we need to update our plugins as soon as a new version is available. Updates of these plugins will not only cover new features of the plugin, but… Continue reading

Phishing – Types And Precautions

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber tips, Secure Downloading, Spam Awareness | Posted on 10-09-2009

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The criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication is known as Phishing.

Types of Phishing
Phishing is usually carried out by email or instant messaging and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website, which is similar to the legitimate one… Continue reading

Most Dangerous Celebrities in Indian Cyberspace

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Secure Downloading, Spam Awareness | Posted on 09-09-2009

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McAfee says that searching for Yuvraj and Aishwarya in the cyberspace can damage one’s PC. The research from McAfee on India’s glamorous celebrities from the world of cinema, cricket and politics to reveal the most risky celebrities on the web, has rated Yuvraj and Aishwarya on top.

Fans searching for ‘Yuvaraj Singh wallpapers’, ‘Yuvraj Singh downloads’, ‘Yuvraj