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Computer Security Watch – April 15 2014

Privacy In This Age? Yes, I Will Accept The Changes, Wait You Need Access To What?
Today’s Top Threat
The Sonar.RogueAV!gen23, is as the name implies, the twenty third iteration of a fake “anti-virus” virus. If you are asking yourself if there is anything different from this one and the past versions the difference is simple and that is detection and prevention. The newer generations work around previous antivirus’s known virus list with new names. The smart thing to do here, keep your anti-virus up to date and you can avoid this one.

Today’s Top Stories
““Privacy policies give you an idea of the amount of privacy online sites and services let you have. But given their length and use of complicated terms, these policies can be overwhelming to read. To make things simpler for you, just look out for these key items while reading.
More at: http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/us/library/image-gallery/7-things-to-look-for-in-privacy-policies

Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Today’s Most Ridiculous Spam E-mail
I imagine it would be so much more effective to put at least a little effort into making your spam emails readable right? When I saw this message this morning I was like ugh, that blue/teal color looks awful. It wasn’t until I made an image of it that I saw that pale yellow text underneath the image! Remarkable!

The Hidden Meaning Of The Modern Internet
Oh I am sure when Al Gore J. C. R. Licklider,first thought of the internet, he said “Go forth and try to scam each other, and do your best to steal private information.’ Ok… so I doubt that he said that. You know the men who dreamed of a basis of the internet and then formed it only meant for it to be used as a tool for good, but oh how we twist noble ideas. In this day the internet is filled with information, some of it very helpful and some of it you have got to stay away from.  We must always remember to be diligent, be wise, and think before we click!

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