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Dyre banking Trojan infections more than doubled

Online banking has been in cybercriminals sights for a long time. Crooks wielding the Dyre/Dyreza banking Trojan continue spewing out spam emails delivering new and ever changing variants of the malware.

"There has been a 125% increase of Dyre-related infections worldwide this quarter compared to the last," Trend Micro researchers have noted. "Roughly 7 in 10 users infected during the last three months came from the European (39% of the total count) and North American (38%) regions. Asia Pacific came in third, with 19% of the infections."

In early May, there was a considerable spike in these spam emails targeting the APAC region.

"We looked closely at the financial institutions whose URLs were contained in the Dyre malware samples. We noted URLs associated with several multinational banks, including their varied country branches, divisions, and the like," the researchers shared.

As before, Dyre is not delivered directly via email. Instead, the malicious attachments hold the Upatre downloader, which then downloads Dyre. Upatre also got updated, and this newer versions have the ability to disable firewall/network related security by modifying some registry entries and via stoppage of related services, and to disable Windows' default anti-malware feature (Windows Defender).

The emails delivering the malware try to scare users into opening the attached file by claiming that the recipients' tax payments have doubled. 

So far, they have been mostly in English, but Trend Micro expects location based  messages in the near future, as the attackers are looking to expand globally.
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Did you know? : The Barnes & Noble NOOK Terms and Conditions is 278 pages long!!!!!!!!!

Barnes & Noble, there must be a better way to conduct businesses!

+NOOK +Barnes & Noble 
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Mixed Bean and Pea Garden Burger

This burger is called a “garden burger” because it is made of lots of green veggies like peas, spinach and herbs. Also it has a nice speckled marbled effect with the greens :) it is also my first vegan AND gluten free burger! Usually I use eggs and breadcrumbs to bind the burgers but this time I simply used some rice flour and it worked perfectly. It did create a firmer texture throughout the burger which I liked but just be careful not to add too much flour.

Read more: http://veghotpot.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/mixed-bean-and-pea-garden-burger-vegan-and-gluten-free/
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When you buy a smartphone from an unknown manufacturer, be wary of what it might contain.
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The shock displayed by the British Officers at the thought of finding “a Tiger, in Africa?” in Monty Python’s "The Meaning of Life" is similar to the shock displayed by most members of the venture
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Chrome Bugs Allow Sites to Listen to Your Private Conversations

By exploiting bugs in Google Chrome, malicious sites can activate your microphone, and listen in on anything said around your computer, even after you've left those sites.

Even while not using your computer - conversations, meetings and phone calls next to your computer may be recorded and compromised.

Source: http://talater.com/chrome-is-listening/
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Hack allows firmware to be rewritten right after older Macs awake from sleep.
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Security researcher Samy Kamkar can crack some garages' laughable safeguard codes in seconds, with little more than a hacked child’s toy.
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Italian-Style Braised Chard with Tomatoes

Since chard is so beloved in Italy and other parts of the Mediterranean, it’s only fitting to combine it with tomatoes, basil, and other flavorings typical of the region’s cuisines. Substitute other greens in this dish, or combine a couple of varieties — kale, collards, escarole, broccoli rabe all would work well with this treatment. 

Read more at http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/italian-style-braised-chard-with-tomatoes-2/#ileSkCkY0XmSEeUi.99
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Right now many people are shocked because a healthy young giraffe was killed last Sunday in Copenhagen Zoo. The truth is that there is no difference between those who saw it necessary to kill Marius the giraffe and the rest of us who see it as a necessity every time we sit at the dinner table and eat dead animal bodies. Have we already forgotten about the dolphin slaughter in Japan a few weeks ago? We then pointed our fingers at the Japanese as we now do at the Danes.

Pigs, cows, fish, and birds are just like dolphins, giraffes and other animals: sentient and subjectively conscious beings. The animals we eat every day are exposed to the same suffering and death as Marius the giraffe, and in our capacity as consumers of animal products and animal entertainment (zoo) we are the ones who finance it. Why do we react differently to the death of a giraffe or a dolphin than we do to the death of the other animals whom we have no problem putting on your plates?

There is nothing exotic in exploitation and death. Do we want to take all animal interests seriously? Then there is only one choice. Go vegan.
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You're right, everyone should be vegan.
I am, since my birth... It helps a lot, because I don't know how meat tastes... So I don't want to eat it again... :)
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Complete utter techhead, writer and a whole lot of other things.

Free and critical thinker, secular humanist and  agnostic atheist. Love the way nature works, it's our habitat and what keeps us alive.

As a critical thinker, I like posts that make me reconsider my position on the world and the way  it works. More so, if they are engaging and encourage discussion.

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