Malware Minute: 1 in 3 Teens Contacted by a Stranger Online

To gain a better understanding of home computing practices, GFI® Software commissioned a scientific study of home Internet use by parents and their teenage children. This population represents a particularly interesting “risk pool” not only due to their usage patterns in the home, but also due to the theory that “tech savvy” teens, who have spent their entire cognizant lives in the Internet age, may prove to be a harder human target for social engineering attacks than their elders.

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Malware Minute: Facebook – A Haven for Scams, Phishing & Threats

No matter how fun and interesting (not to mention newsworthy) Facebook is, the said social networking site has indeed become a haven to a motley of threats, from scams, to nasty apps, to phishing pages. Users who spent much of their time in there would probably be familiar with wall posts from friends or other contacts cajoling them to “see who is stalking you.”

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Malware Now Disguised as Disk Utilities

Since rogues began to circulate seven or so years ago, they’ve always pretended to be anti-spyware or anti-virus products, imitating the look of many legitimate anti-virus products and even the structure of their product names. In the last two months, however, it has become clear that the rogue writers are trying something new to confuse potential victims.

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