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May 19, 2010

Amazon email contains Trojan

by David Allen
Computer users who use Amazon should be aware that emails which look like they come from the book seller could be fakes and contain a Trojan too! The email appears to be confirming an order, which for someone who has not ordered anything is going to start alarm bells ringing as they ...



December 8, 2009

Top Gear airship stunt a fake?

by David Allen
A stunt on Top Gear has been called a fake by the professionals involved in staging it. The stunt involved presenter James May taking to the air in a caravan/airship conversion. As he allegedly flew around the south east looking for a landing place, he accidently ventured into the airspace of Norwich Airport, where a police helicopter was launched. According ...



October 26, 2009

Surfing Google’s Wave into trouble

by David Allen
When Google bring out an invitation only product, many people out there are upset that they were not “invited” and so when that much wanted invitation turns up in their inbox the consumer cannot wait to sign up. However it turns out that rogue programs, designed to create Google Wave invitations, are already in action, meaning that the invitation ...



October 20, 2009

Scareware fools millions of broadband users

by David Allen
A new wave of terror tactics is fooling computer users into downloading fake anti virus software onto their computers, which puts their personal and financial details at risk. According to the security firm Symantec, as many as forty million people could have become a victim of this scam in the past year! There are an estimated two hundred and fifty ...



April 14, 2009

Fake antivirus on the rise

by David Allen
More computer users are being fooled into buying fake anti-virus protection, according to the software producer Microsoft. These claims are supported by computer security experts, who say that the problem is that users believe they are buying proper software. However, what turns out to be fake is increasing more than ever, as users are being told to protect their ...



August 13, 2008

Fake Internet Explorer 7 Links

by David Allen
Criminals are getting a bit smarter, or maybe it is just that internet users are wising up to the frauds that they are using, either way this means that frauds are becoming more convincing. One of the latest attacks is the use of a fake IE7 logo and link. This is appearing in emails, which are carrying the title ...



February 4, 2008

Fake Security Blog Broadens Malware

by Dave Nixon
Users thinking of using a Google-hosted blog for security information could be in for a horrible surprise according to one security expert. The 'Brittany' blog, which allegedly informs users of secuity risks, is actually trying to tempt users to click on a contaminated link, said Ofer Elzam, director of product management in Aladdin's eSafe division. To hoax readers looking for information related ...