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Microbloggers: Beware Of Dangerous Twitter-Growth Websites

Fueled by hype generated by celebrity devotees like Oprah, Ashton Kutcher, and Stephen Fry, it seems like everyone is jumping on board the Twitter train.

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Computer security cryptic crossword

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National E-Security Week in Australia

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Safari 4.0 brings over 50 security patches

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Why verified accounts won’t kill off Twitter fraudsters

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Off the rails: Twitter, passwords and Twittertrain

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Iranian media falls for Obama BlackBerry hack hoax

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Don’t download Google Chrome for Mac or Linux

When Google released its very own web-browser, called Chrome, last year it generated enormous attention and many Windows users rushed to try it out.

Suspected Child Porn Hub Taken Offline

Internet service provider Pricewert — which trades under names such as 3FN and APS Telecom — has been shut down and disconnected from cyberspace following allegations it was knowingly involved in major spam attacks, phishing campaigns, malware distribution, and child abuse.

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530,000 Virginia patients individually warned of SSN hack

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Sex trial can hear spyware evidence, judge rules

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Postcards from a family member really contain malware

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Sophos wins VB100 award for virus protection

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Apple plugs security holes in QuickTime and iTunes

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Nine out of ten work PCs fail on basic security

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You DON’T have “(1) New Message from Outlook Microsoft”

Here’s an interesting phishing campaign we caught automatically in our spam traps yesterday.

The email claims that you have a new message in Microsoft Outlook, but you need to reconfigure your settings (by clicking on the helpful link) in order to read it.

Of course, the email is bogus and you’re actually in danger of handing over details of your email settings to internet hackers.