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Computer Security Watch – April 30 2014

I Will Take One Of Everything, But Make It Free!

Today’s Top Threat
Adobe Flash Player CVE-2014-0515 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Symantec went into depth with this virus to properly explain what versions of Adobe Flash are affected and what the likely out comes for versions affect by the vulnerability. They explain that there is a “buffer-overflow” (which is basically when a program tries to store more information than the program can handle and it overflows to a nearby storage area, which overwrites and corrupts that data) causing issues from corrupted data or denial of services issues.

Today’s Top Stories
When It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is (A Scam)
“How safe was your family online in the last year? According to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report 2014, they weren’t as safe as you might think. The study analyses threat data from over 157 countries, more than 41.5 million attack sensors and a database of over 60,000 vulnerabilities, making it the most comprehensive picture of internet security in the world – and it says mobile users are falling for more “too good to be true” scams than ever.
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.
Today’s Most Ridiculous Spam E-mail
Дорогие друзья, откликнитесь на боль, помогите этим детям! Им очень нужна Ваша помощь , они надеются на Вас! ЧУЖИХ ДЕТЕЙ НЕ БЫВАЕТ !!!
Oh, I totally needed a надеются на. Now… if I just spoke Russian and had ANY idea what they were going on about that would be amazing!
Too Many Too Good To Be Trues
I am always amazed at how many people fall into the trap of click here for free gift cards, for a free cell phone, or a free Xbox one. I know everyone wants to get something for free, but if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Most often with those spammy messages you will lost in a huge series of redirects signing up for a million different things, and only end up with a few viruses and a hundred new spam companies ready to slam your email.

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