Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Viruses Circulating in Twitter Tweet Viewer

Want to know anyone who saw your profile on Twitter? Do not be easily fooled by 'tempting offer' like that. The problem now many circulating virus that has taken advantage of Twitter spammers are touting lose now you can see who has visited your profile.

Even some of the spam that contain words such as:

"WOW! You can see the WHO visits your Twitter profile. That's cool! - Http://bitly/tweetviewer "

(Wow! You can see who is visiting your Twitter profile. Cool! Http://bitly/tweetviewer)

"I just viewed my Top20 Profile stalkers. I Can not believe my EX is still checking me every day "

(I just see 20 profiles the top stalker. I can not believe that my ex still checking my profile every day)

Spam spam-tweet like that even have flooded Twitter tweet as much as 159 per minute. Applications mentioned are able to see who has visited your profile has become a predator that is right for the users of Twitter are really curious who have seen their personal profiles. When you try to access this application, users are asked to fill in a form that contains the Twitter OAuth and then the authorization is used without your knowledge. The application contains this virus can even change your account password as well.

This application can even run without visible when it is able to access your Twitter account. Well, for your regular twitter's should never click on an application that is not clear asalanya or to lure the ability to be able to see anyone who has seen your twitter.

This application was recommended through the link: http://bit.ly/tweetviewer, but very quickly the Bit.ly immediately block access to those links. At least 15,700 times a link has been visited based on the info from the Bit.ly. Beware, could have sprung up again later on a similar link with different names ready to target your Twitter account.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gaps in Internet Explorer could let hackers to access files on the computer

On Wednesday, Microsoft warned of a gap in the browser Internet Explorer made ​​they can make an attacker to access files stored on computers in certain conditions.

"So far our investigations show if a user is using a version of Internet Explorer that does not run in Protected Mode, then chances are the attacker can access files that were previously known to the location and name," according to Microsoft as the security advisory.

There is a vulnerability the attacker would require knowledge of the file name they are going to access.

This information was last security issue in IE. Last month, an unpublished vulnerability found in IE 6 is used to attack more than 20 American companies, including Google, which then blame China. But then Microsoft to fix it.

The attack happened makes Google announced last week will not support IE ​​6, beginning from Google Apps and Google Sites in March.

IE Vulnerability announced Wednesday, and some versions of IE are vulnerable it is Internet Explorer 5.01 and IE 6 on Windows 2000; IE 6 on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; and IE6, IE 7, and IE 8 in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

"Protected Mode prevents exploitation of this vulnerability and run by default for versions of Internet Explorer in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008," said Microsoft.

Microsoft has not seen an attack that mengksploitasi gaps that exist and have not yet decided whether to improve the existing gap through their monthly security patch release or through emergency updates.

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