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Apr
24
2011

See Your Old Self Scam Spreading on Facebook

Facebook users are targeted by a new survey scam which lures them with an app allegedly capable of showing them how they’ll would look when they’re old.

The spam message spread from the victims’ profiles reads: “hahah mine is halrious!!! check yours out :) See what you’ll look in the future! This cutting-edge technology will show you exactly how your face will look in the future!” The included link takes users to a page asking them to give an app access to post on their walls. Once installed, this application silently sends spam in their name.

Users are then redirected to a page displaying a “Show Me” button overlaid with a dialog asking them to take a survey as a security check.

Some of these surveys are deceptive and can trick users into subscribing to costly services. They are usually part of affiliate marketing schemes that pay scammers commission money.

Apr
17
2011

Skype di Android Rentan Disusupi Program Jahat

Pengguna Skype yang ada di Android harus ekstra waspada. Berdasar temuan terbaru, aplikasi VoIP dan Video Chat tersebut rentan disusupi program jahat yang bisa mencuri data pribadi pengguna.

Bayangkan saja jika seluruh data pribadi seperti nomor dan password rekening kartu kredit yang tersimpan di ponsel Android berhasil dicuri, ketika membuka Skype.

Seperti dikutip detikINET dari engadget, Minggu (17/4/2011), ternyata program jahat tersebut menyusup melalui file chatting log pada Skype. Diketahui program jahat yang menyusup tersebut memiliki file database SQLite3.

Semoga pihak Skype segera menutup ‘lubang’ ini, dengan melakukan enkripsi file tersebut, agar tidak bisa diakses beberapa orang. Dengan meningkatnya jumlah pengguna Android, tampaknya makin banyak pelaku kejahatan cyber yang mengincarnya.

Sumber : Detik.net

Apr
6
2011

Profile Spy Scam Hits Twitter

Security researchers warn of a survey scam currently making the rounds on Twitter which tricks users by promising them the ability to view their profile visitors.

According to Robert Graham of Errata Security, victims post spam messages that read “94 people viewed my profile today!” followed by “Wow! See who viewed your twitter with Profile Spy [link]”

Clicking on the link takes users to a page asking for an app called “Profile Spy” to connect to their accounts. This app is used for the scam’s propagation and if allowed, it will start sending spam from the victim’s accounts without their permission. People who agree to connect with the application will be redirected to a page asking them to participate in a survey, allegedly as a security check. These surveys try to sign up users for premium rate mobile services or are part of legit affiliate marketing campaigns that are abused by the scammers. Each time a user completes a survey, the scammers earn a commission, which makes it worthwhile to keep the attacks going. “There might be further malware in those links designed to compromise your machine or accounts, like clickjacking exploits,” warns Mr. Graham. “I followed the first one, and it’s a typical scam that asks you to fill out endless surveys and promises you’ll win a prize at the end — but there is no end to the popups you have to go through,” he adds. The Profile Spy scams have plagued Facebook for a long time and it’s a theme that always keeps returning. They are less common on Twitter, because people are not used with installing Twitter apps as the Facebook ones are. People who fell victim to this attack should go to Profile > Edit your profile > Connections, and revoke the rogue app’s access. They should also remove the spammy tweets from their feed.

Sumber : softpedia

Apr
5
2011

New Profile Views Scam Spotted on Facebook

A new Facebook scam is luring users to participate in surveys and install rogue apps by promising them the ability to count profile views by gender.

According to security researchers from Sophos who spotted the attack, the spam messages that spread unknowingly by victims read: “AMAZING! My Facebook wass has been visited #### times. Boy views: ###. Girl views: ####. Check yours @: [LINK]” (where # is a digit).

The first exclamation changes between “shocking”, “wow” and “amazing” in an attempt to introduce more variety to the attack and make it harder to detect. Clicking on the link takes users to a rogue Facebook app that asks for access to post on their walls. If installed, the app starts sending spam from the victim’s account without their knowledge. “The scammers have created a variety of different rogue applications that they are using in this particular scam,” warns Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. “Facebook, sadly, doesn’t adequately verify the people who create apps so you’re playing Russian Roulette when you allow a complete stranger this level of access to your Facebook page,” he adds. Misfortunate users who end up installing the rogue app get redirected to a page that displays partial information about who viewed their profile and for how many times. However, the page is blocked by a dialog window that asks users to participate in a survey before being allowed view the complete data. These surveys are part of affiliate marketing scams that earn attackers money. In addition, some of them try to deceptively sign up users to premium rate mobile services. In the end there is no data to be shown because this kind of feature has major privacy implications and is not available on Facebook. People who fall victim to this scam should go to Account > Privacy Settings > Applications and Websites and remove the rogue app. They should also clean the spam messages from their walls.

Sumber : softpedia

Apr
5
2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 Is Available for Download

A few minutes ago, the first Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system was made available for testing by the Ubuntu developers. As usual, we’ve grabbed a copy of it in order to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 11.04 development cycle.

What’s new in Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1? Well, first of all you should know that this is the first of two Beta releases for the upcoming Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system. The second version should have small modifications from this one, with lots of bugs fixed. The Beta releases can be tested by any user!

If you want know more about all the nice features included in this release, check out our First Look article for Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1. The kernel packages in Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 were upgraded to version 2.6.38-7.39, based on Linux kernel 2.6.38, which re-enables the vesafb module in order to prevent screen corruption and GPU hangs on boot.

“We also saw a scattering of device quirk patches to enable some problematic audio devices. Going forward we’ll continue to pull in the upstream 2.6.38.y stable updates to help resolve any issues and keep our focus on delivering a solid kernel for the Ubuntu 11.04 release.” – was stated in the release notes.

Unity has been greatly improved in this Beta version and Canonical wants you to test it and report back. At this moment, Unity allows you to drag & drop icons, re-order icons, quick-lists on the right-click context menu, keyboard navigation, keyboard shortcuts, ability to switch between running apps.

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