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Computer Security Watch – June 12 2014

If I Flip A Bitcoin, Do I Always Get Tails?
Today’s Top Threat
The Sonar.Fakeavlock is in the family of the Trojan.Fakeavlock, as you can imagine by its name the Trojan gets on your computer and locks it down and wants you to purchase software to remove a threat that doesn’t actually exist. Its sneaky, but easy to remove, has a weak payload, and does not too much damage.

Today’s Top Stories
Top 10 “Riskiest” Websites
“We all know that the Internet can house all kinds of cyber scams and exploits, but did you know that certain kinds of websites are statistically more likely to host malware than others? You might think avoiding the obviously dodgy corners of the Internet is enough, but in fact approximately 67 percent of websites used to distribute malware are legitimate but compromised sites. You could be visiting them every day.”
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

The Ever Expanding World Of Bitcoin
It has been reported today that Expedia has joined the list of vendors who will now accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. So as it stands right now, 1 bitcoin is worth nearly 630 us dollars (it fluctuates quite a bit), of course you have to take that with a grain of salt. You cannot simply walk into McDonalds and say give me 630 cheeseburgers please, but what you can do is find a list of vendors who do accept it and go from there. We are beginning to see bitcoins crop up more and more often, there are firms that are dedicated to investing, ATM’s, and retailers. The question is, is it worth the time, money, and effort to join a craze and how long it will last.

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