17-09-2011 – 11-09-2011

Kids running up fortune on apps

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 14, 2011 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

PARENTS have been st…

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Australian Taxation Office ‘New Rules’ Malware Emails

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 14, 2011 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Outline
Emails purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) claim that new rules for ABN numbers are being introduced and that recipients should follow a link in the message to access more information about the changes.

Brief Analysis
The emails are not from the ATO. Links in the messages lead to a fraudulent website that h…

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Google to let users opt out of location data collection

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 14, 2011 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In a bid to play nice with European regulatory authorities, Google announced yesterday that it will soon launch an opt-out option for owners of wireless access points the company uses to gather smartphone location data.

“Even though the wireless access point signals we use in our location services don’t identify people, we think we can go further in protecting people’s privacy,” Google global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer

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WA astronomers to crowdsource data processing

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 14, 2011 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

TheSkyNet taps social networking for spare computing power.

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) has asked the public to donate&#…

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Mobile Safety Camera Sites Rostered 12 Sep – 18 Sep 2011 for Vic Au

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 12, 2011 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Mobile Safety Camera Sites Rostered 12 Sep – 18 Sep Victoria Police have rostered the following sites for mobile safety camera enforcement this week. Rostered sites, however, could change for a number of operational and environmental reasons. Suburb Road Allansford Princes Highway Alphington Grange Road Altona Civic Parade Altona Kororoit Creek Road Altona Queen Street Altona Meadows Queen Street Altona Meadows Victoria Street Ararat Lambert Street Ararat Western Highway Arcadia… Read Full Post »

Study tracks first signs of Android botnet infections

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Increasingly easy-to-use crimeware tools and a plethora of systems to infect and control have given botnet operators easy pickings in the first half of 2011, according to a new report from botnet detection vendor Damballa Inc. And for the first time, the company is tracking

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Microsoft prepares to tackle 15 flaws in September Patch Tuesday

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 12, 2011 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Microsoft is preparing to issue five security bulletins next week that address 15 vulnerabilities in Windows and Office for its

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New Antivirus Update for Windows’ Scam Email

 Posted by Caspertwin on September 12, 2011 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Outline
Email claims that a new version of “Antivirus 2011 for Windows” is available and urges recipients to follow a link to download the update.

Brief Analysis
The email is a scam designed to trick users into handing over credit card details and other personal information, ostensibly in order to allow the anti-virus software to b…

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