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You have probably heard of any of the terms "cold call", "calling from Windows" or "phone scam" before.  Microsoft's definition: In this scam cybercriminals call you and claim to be from Microsoft Tech Support. They offer t...
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Our researchers in the Labs found a fake loan page from an equally fake financial institution called “Trust Financial Group”. click to enlarge Once users visit trustfinancial(dot)org, they are redirected to a default page serving a loan decision document. In order for visitors to see its unblurred version, they have to install a “secure loan viewer” …
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Editor’s Note: Berman Enconado is a senior software security engineer in the Security Labs. He’s been in the industry for more than 10 years and has given talks to local universities on several occasions as part of the company’s security awareness drives. Last November 8, our friends at FireEye had discovered an exploit malware that …
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"If you’re not already sitting on top of a mountain of cash thanks to the Bitcoin boom, you may be tempted to mine some Bitcoins via the art of downloading random files from the internet (you may also be tempted to do this. Don’t do this, it won’t end well).

The are certainly more than enough options to choose from; Youtube videos, promo sites, Pastebin posts – you name it, they’re all out there and they’re all clamouring for your attention.

Just keep in mind that you never really know what you’re signing up to when playing the random download game, and big winnings on Bitcoin are a tasty proposition for anybody wanting to make a little money.

Scammers are promoting “no survey Bitcoin generators”, which come with surveys attached regardless." #bitcoin   #scam   #malware  
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"This might serve as a warning to those with their hearts in the right place: your attempt to round up donations may misfire if it isn't clearly labeled and links back to an official source. Countless mobile owners have taken to social networks over the last few days in relation to an SMS they’re being sent in relation to Typhoon Haiyan donations." #TyphoonHaiyan   #YolandaPH   #scam  
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Don't go grabbing "java security updates" from random websites now, will you?
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Certain Chinese websites were found compromised and hosting phishing pages that purports to be legitimate login pages of the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group. #phishing  
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"You can be sure more of these will emerge in the coming weeks, so please be cautious and don’t reply to any email sent out of the blue. No matter how convincing the mail appears to be, there’s a very good chance your money is going to end up with someone other than who you intended it for." #redcross   #typhoonhaiyan   #yolandaph   #419scam   #spam  
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"Hot on the heels of fake Snapchat Adware installs, we have advert results in both Google and Bing adverts leading to non-existent downloads of Snapchat in return for an Adware bundle."   #snapchat   #adware  
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  • Malwarebytes
    Malware Intelligence Analyst, 2014 - present
  • ThreatTrack Security
    Communications and Research Analyst, 20011 - 2014
  • Trend Micro
    Technical Communications Specialist, 2004 - 2011
  • Trend Micro
    Associate Technical Engineer, 2002 - 2004
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/ fiat justitia et pereat mundus / Do the right thing, come what may.
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Jovi Umawing is a writer in the field of information technology. She is best known by her online moniker, silvakreuz [sil-vah·kroits'], a simple toying of the English noun "silver cross".

She began her career in the security industry as a Technical and Marketing Writer for antivirus giant, Trend Micro, Inc. After almost nine years, Jovi has then moved on to join ThreatTrack Security, Inc. (formerly Sunbelt Software) as a Technical Communicator, Researcher, and Analyst and, very recently, to Malwarebytes as a Malware Intelligence Analyst. Though she is currently shifting her focus to pure research and computer forensics, treading the path of a raconteur, such as the great Stephen King, remains her life-long dream.
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I consider myself a n00b in word alchemy.
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