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World's Greatest Hacker Says Obama's BlackBerry Can Be Breached

Jan. 29: President Obama checks his BlackBerry as he walks along the West Wing Colonnade towards the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Photo AP

From FOX News:

There’s a new “holy grail” for hackers — President Obama’s super-secure BlackBerry.

Despite warnings from his advisers, the president insisted on keeping his beloved PDA, which now has specially designed superencrypting security software.

But that just makes cracking into it more challenging — and, yes, it can be done, says the world’s most famous hacker.

“It’s a long shot, but it’s possible,” Kevin Mitnick told FOXNews.com. “You’d probably need to be pretty sophisticated, but there’s people out there who are.”

Read more ….

Free antivirus from Microsoft

Microsoft had set out all the stops in conjunction with the launch of OneCare security package. Now they have abandoned the project and give it instead to all Windows users.

Microsoft has abandoned its attempt to gain a foothold in the market for security software for home users. Microsoft has since 2006 sold the subscription-based package OneCare, which includes antivirus, PC optimization and back-up, but now the software company announced that sales of OneCare will be stopped on 30 June next year. The company has previously sold Windows Live OneCare for 50 U.S. dollars a year to license to three computers.

Instead, Microsoft will offer a free security under the code name Morro which protects against viruses, trojans, spyware and rootkits. Microsoft’s decision is good news for the Danish Windows users, which until now has not had access to OneCare. The new free security Morro will be available to users in all countries, and is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2009. The free program supports both Windows XP, Windows Vista and the upcoming Windows 7

Fake Windows “Antivirus” Code affecting many

Even with Windows 7 in pre-Beta stage, Microsoft is emphasizing the need for end users to run security software with the operating system, indicating that it is working with members of the industry in order to have the first antivirus products tailored for the Windows client as early as the Beta development milestone. Fact is that the necessity to install security solutions is valid for all Window operating systems, not just Windows 7, but at the same time, there are some antivirus products that users need to steer clear of. Just in November, Microsoft contributed to removing malicious code posing as Windows antivirus solutions from approximately 1 million computers worldwide.

Products including Micro Antivirus 2009, MS Antivirus, Spyware Preventer, Vista Antivirus 2008, Advanced Antivirus, System Antivirus 2008, Ultimate Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus, XPert Antivirus, Power Antivirus and Ultra Antivirus 2009 have a lot in common, but nothing whatsoever with genuine security products. Fake security software has grown to the size of a veritable plague, managing to deliver a consistent hit to the usability of infected PCs in order to blackmail the users into paying for the removal of incessantly nagging notifications.Rogue security “software tells you that your system is crawling with bad stuff (for free!) and then offers to remove it for you (that’ll cost you). Of course the stuff they report is completely bogus; they are incapable of finding any real malware. What’s more they can be very insistent, repeatedly displaying popup warnings that make it virtually impossible to use your machine unless you pay to ‘register’ the program,” revealed Microsoft’s Hamish O’Dea.

Scareware including Micro AV, MS Antivirus, Spyware Preventer, Vista Antivirus 2008, Advanced Antivirus, System Antivirus, Ultimate Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus 2008, XPert Antivirus, Power Antivirus and others are identified by Microsoft as members of the Win32/FakeSecSen family.

The Modus Operandi is always the same. Installed on the users’ machines, or simply when accessing a webpage, Win32/FakeSecSen will perform a fake scan of the PC for free and report inexistent problems, raging from malware infections to privacy concerns. However, once the inherent list of bogus malicious code infections has been produced and delivered to the end user, the false resolve is only made available for a fee. Paying for the rogue security software will only result in the product removing the threats which did not exist in the first place.

“An interesting, but not unusual, characteristic of Win32/FakeSecSen is that it uses many different disguises. As well as further contributing to the level of FUD and making them harder to keep track of, this might broaden their appeal to a wider audience – while one person may be convinced by something called “Ultimate Antivirus”, another would be more likely to install ‘Vista Antivirus 2008′. It may even lead to the same person being duped by the same rogue more than once,” O’Dea explained.
source : softpedia.com

Fake Windows “Antivirus” Code affecting many

Even with Windows 7 in pre-Beta stage, Microsoft is emphasizing the need for end users to run security software with the operating system, indicating that it is working with members of the industry in order to have the first antivirus products tailored for the Windows client as early as the Beta development milestone. Fact is that the necessity to install security solutions is valid for all Window operating systems, not just Windows 7, but at the same time, there are some antivirus products that users need to steer clear of. Just in November, Microsoft contributed to removing malicious code posing as Windows antivirus solutions from approximately 1 million computers worldwide.

Products including Micro Antivirus 2009, MS Antivirus, Spyware Preventer, Vista Antivirus 2008, Advanced Antivirus, System Antivirus 2008, Ultimate Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus, XPert Antivirus, Power Antivirus and Ultra Antivirus 2009 have a lot in common, but nothing whatsoever with genuine security products. Fake security software has grown to the size of a veritable plague, managing to deliver a consistent hit to the usability of infected PCs in order to blackmail the users into paying for the removal of incessantly nagging notifications.Rogue security “software tells you that your system is crawling with bad stuff (for free!) and then offers to remove it for you (that’ll cost you). Of course the stuff they report is completely bogus; they are incapable of finding any real malware. What’s more they can be very insistent, repeatedly displaying popup warnings that make it virtually impossible to use your machine unless you pay to ‘register’ the program,” revealed Microsoft’s Hamish O’Dea.

Scareware including Micro AV, MS Antivirus, Spyware Preventer, Vista Antivirus 2008, Advanced Antivirus, System Antivirus, Ultimate Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus 2008, XPert Antivirus, Power Antivirus and others are identified by Microsoft as members of the Win32/FakeSecSen family.

The Modus Operandi is always the same. Installed on the users’ machines, or simply when accessing a webpage, Win32/FakeSecSen will perform a fake scan of the PC for free and report inexistent problems, raging from malware infections to privacy concerns. However, once the inherent list of bogus malicious code infections has been produced and delivered to the end user, the false resolve is only made available for a fee. Paying for the rogue security software will only result in the product removing the threats which did not exist in the first place.

“An interesting, but not unusual, characteristic of Win32/FakeSecSen is that it uses many different disguises. As well as further contributing to the level of FUD and making them harder to keep track of, this might broaden their appeal to a wider audience – while one person may be convinced by something called “Ultimate Antivirus”, another would be more likely to install ‘Vista Antivirus 2008′. It may even lead to the same person being duped by the same rogue more than once,” O’Dea explained.
source : softpedia.com

Latest Hi Tech News & reviews 2008-09-04 23:07:00

The number of spammails is still growing steadily, and hackers are today is cold businessmen rather playful boys. It shows the six-monthly report from security company Symantec.

Symantec, which is the world’s largest provider of security software, has published its biannual report on the Internet situation. The report, which apply to the second half of 2006, showing among other things, that the number of spammails has risen once again, so that 59 percent of all the world’s e-mail is now spam. This is an increase of five percent compared to the last half-yearly report. Two-thirds of all the annoying advertising mails are in English and when you receive a spam, is the odds of that are from the United States also very high.

Otherwise, it is not surprising conclusion from Symantec that hacking is now primarily a matter of cold calculation rather than more or less innocent boys pranks, as in the early www years. Also joining the Internet-security company on an increase in data theft and data leaks, and that in the second half of 2006 was sent more targeted code of the malicious kind than before. And so it is fortunate that Symantec together with the safety launches its latest security product, Norton 360