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Computer Security Watch – June 19 2014

The Great And Powerful Ebay
Today’s Top Threat
The Downloader.Filcout is aTrojan horse that downloads various threats onto your computer. It is classified as a medium payload, given enough time on your system it can get really nasty. While the distribution is classified as low, you will want to get it off your computer quickly.

Today’s Top Stories
Play Store Update Changes Permissions, And Not For The Better
“One of the reasons that mobile OSes such as iOS and Android are more secure than their desktop counterparts is that they include very robust controls over app permissions. Each app requests from the user and operating system permissions that, in theory, are limited to what they need.” 
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

Why To Be Mindful Of Ebay/Craigslist
I know everyone loves to save money, but I want to warn you against buying electronics on eBay or Craigslist, and no it’s not for the normal reasons either. Most people will warn you of being scamming you, or getting broken electronics and while those reasons hold true, the biggest reason is you do not get technical support. I get called frequently for help for all sort of electronics that people bought from eBay and don’t know how to use, don’t know who to call, and are at the wits end. I normally will try to spend some time to help them out and figure it out, unfortunately by the time the systems is figured out, it would have been cheaper, better, and quicker to have bought those electronics from a trusted source.

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