Computer Security

Firefox Vulnerability Allows Hacking Through Images

It is a long standing notion between the techies of the world that Firefox is an overall better web browser than IE, but that does not mean that Firefox doesn’t have any issues.  No software package can be fully secure.  In the last week, Mozilla (creators of Firefox) have patched major problems with their web browser.

This vulnerability has been patched.  If you run Firefox, be sure that all the updates are installed.  They usually come through automatically, so if you have been putting off those auto update alerts, better install them now.

What was the problem?  A bug in the Firefox More >

Another Facebook Scam

You may have seen them already.  They are popping up on accounts all over the place.  More and more people have them.  I’m talking about the new “Timeline” design for Facebook.  You can opt in for the new format right now, or wait to be forced into it later.  For a lot of people, They opted in early to receive it, only to find out that they don’t like it.  But there is no way to go back to the old one.  This is where the scams come in.

Scammers heard the complaints and have taken action.  Pages and apps are More >

The Return of Zeus

Besides wielding thunderbolts, Zeus can steal your usernames and passwords. At least, the offspring of the Zeus malware can. “Gameover” is the name of the latest Zeus variant and is called so for good reason. When a computer is infected, it steals your bank account information. Once in the bank account, it is essentially game over.

Lets break Gameover down and see how it works. Infections are usually brought about through phishing scams. These are scams sent through email that try and trick the user into clicking on things that they shouldn’t be clicking on. The emails usually look like they More >

SpyEye Trojan Steals Your Money, Covers Its Tracks

The original SpyEye Trojan was effective at stealing bank account credentials for online banking. It would also make fraudulent transactions as the user was logged in to the account, allowing them to watch their balance drop to zero. The updated version of SpyEye, discovered by Trusteer, still takes the login credentials, but then adds a twist.

Instead of allowing a user to see the fraudulent transactions being made, it covers its tracks. The Trojan intercepts the communication with the banking website, allowing it to alter transaction records and account balance. So what does this mean? Your bank account could be at More >