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Thu
12
Jan
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'dMaintenance 1.2', and 'Microsoft Outlook E-mail Signature Creator 4.0'

dMaintenance 1.2 dMaintenance is a tool designed to help automate "behind the scenes" maintenance tasks. It can be programmed to delete temporary Internet files, correct time zone settings, disable Internet Explorer toolbars, reset networking ... settings, and more. Note that dMaintenance makes no permanent modifications to the system. Click the "dMaintenance" link at the left of the page (link below), then scroll down and click the 'Download' link at the bottom of the page to obtain the software from the "Foolish IT" website. http://www.foolishit.com Microsoft Outlook E-mail ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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Stratfor Military Intelligence Hack Turns Prank

A military and security intelligence firm that fell victim to a hacking attack has suffered another embarrassment, even while analysis reveals that hundreds of military and political officials had their digital details exposed by hackers. As ... reported last month , hackers struck Stratfor (or "Strategic Forecasting"), a Texas-based security consulting and analysis firm. They captured details of some 4,000 clients, cheekily using the stolen credit card information to make charitable donations. Stratfor customers recently received an email apparently sent by CEO, George Friedman, asking ... (view more)

Mon
19
Dec
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'Microsoft Junk Email Filter for Outlook 2003', and 'TeamViewer 7.0.12299'

Microsoft Junk Email Filter for Outlook 2003 This update provides Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail. Supported operating systems include Windows 2000, Windows ... Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. http://www.microsoft.com TeamViewer 7.0.12299 TeamViewer allows you to host online meetings with up to 25 people. The software connects to any PC or server anywhere in the world within a few seconds. You can then remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting in front of it. More than 100 million ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jul
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'Iconix eMail ID 4.20.1.3', and 'WinSCP 4.3.4'

Iconix eMail ID 4.20.1.3 Tired of spam and junk email? Now you can verify email authenticity (to a certain degree) using industry standard technologies. Iconix uses technologies like DKIM, Domain Keys and Sender ID which are backed by companies such ... as Cisco, Microsoft and Yahoo. http://www.iconix.com WinSCP 4.3.4 WinSCP is an open source free SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers scripting and basic file manager functionality. http:// ... (view more)

Mon
30
May
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Hackers Intercept, Infect Hotmail Emails

A security firm reports that hackers have intercepted email messages from Hotmail user accounts after manipulating a bug found deeply rooted within Microsoft's website. While security officials admitted that victims needed to be logged into Hotmail ... for the attack to work, the virus was also found to affect those that had previewed the message for a short period of time before logging out. Attack Source: Cross-Site Scripting Flaw (XSS) The source of the attack was revealed to be a common web programming error called a cross-site scripting flaw . As security firm Trend Micro explained in a ... (view more)

Mon
02
May
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World's No. 2 Supercomputer Hit By Email Scam

In one of the more embarrassing security breaches of all time, a major government laboratory has fallen victim to a phishing scam . Fortunately, the stolen data wasn't among the most confidential information in the centre's database. The scammers ... struck at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a town known for its role in the Manhattan Project. The laboratory works with the Department of Energy on subjects that require intense computing power to help simulate millions of possible outcomes to particular scenarios. The lab is host to Jaguar, the world's second-fastest ... (view more)

Mon
28
Mar
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Top 5 Online Scams to Avoid This 2011 Tax Season

The last day to file your taxes in the U.S. is not until April 18, but hackers and online scumbags have long been preparing for the date. A number of new scams have since surfaced online, promising tax credits and other incentives for charitable ... donations. Online Tax Filing Up 6 Percent Since 2010 Almost 19 million people have already filed their taxes at home this year, which is up 6 per cent compared to 2010. For many, this will be their first time tackling the ominous task via the Internet and without the assistance of an accountant. Hackers realize that this is the time when taxpayers ... (view more)

Fri
07
Jan
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Email Worm Poses As Microsoft Update, Warns MS

Microsoft is today warning users of fake security alerts arriving via email. Microsoft is reminding users that it never sends out security alerts with attachments via email and that you should never open such an email if it arrives in your inbox. ... Microsoft Email Security Updates Are a Scam Cyber-criminals have been sending a so-called Microsoft updates that are actually viruses. This scam in particular takes advantage of Microsoft's well-established Patch Tuesday schedule for monthly email updates. Potential victims receive an email purporting to be from Microsoft's Director of Security ... (view more)

Thu
06
Jan
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California Man Sues Spammers for a Living, Nets $1M

After receiving an unsolicited email message ( spam ), most people would delete the suspicious message without giving it a second thought. One California man, however, is not only welcoming the prospect, but has been able to trap spammers for ... financial compensation, making a healthy living in the process. After being bombarded with spam on a daily basis, Dan Balsam had an idea: he would quit his job in the marketing field and go to law school in an attempt to fight those responsible for unsolicited email advertisements and messages. Since 2002, Balsam has fought, won and settled his way to ... (view more)

Mon
03
Jan
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Hotmail Glitch Wipes Out Entire User Accounts

Users of Microsoft's Hotmail email service weren't welcomed by holiday greetings from their friends this past weekend. In fact, they didn't get any messages at all. Recent reports state that many users of the service found their entire email history ... deleted without warning. The deletions don't appear to be a few select cases. Instead, a significant number of Hotmail users complained of the issue on Microsoft's Windows Live support web forum. Those affected by the problem are reporting that their "Sent," "Deleted," and "Inbox" folders have been completely wiped out. Entire Hotmail Accounts ... (view more)

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