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Malicious Ads on Bing: Online crooks have found a way to exploit Bing's advertising program by posting malicious pharmaceutical ads. A recent report by KnujOn and LegitScript shows that 90% of Bing's pharmacy ads were malicious. If an online user clicks on the ad, he or she may be directed to a phishing site to steal their personal and financial information. To avoid online ad scams, always make sure to investigate the company beforehand. more »
ATM E-mail Scam: A phishing e-mail scam is on the rise asking recipients for their personal banking information. The e-mail reports that a phishing scam has been reported by the person's financial institution, and therefore, the institution had to deactivate his or her ATM card. In order to activate the card, the recipient is asked to call a number to provide his or her personal baking information: ATM card number, expiration date and PIN number. Officials recommend to never give financial information o more »
TwitterViewer Scam: Twitter's spam monitoring account warned users to change their passwords if they had entered their account information on a Web site called TwitterViewer. TwitterViewer sent tweets claiming that it would display the names of the people who recently visited the person's profile. The tweet contained a link to TwitterViewer.net, a phishing site that aims to steal user's profile names and passwords. TwitterViewer is now listed on Google's malicious site list. more »
Adobe Flash Vulnerability: Adobe has confirmed a vulnerability in its Reader, Flash Player and Acrobat products that is being exploited by scam artists through a malicious Flash code in Web sites and in PDF files. This vulnerability can cause damage to Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems and allow the attacker to control the affected systems. Flash Player attacks can be found in movies of one-frame length, e-mail attachments and can eve be embedded in legitimate sites. more »
N1H1 Flu Update Spreads Malware: Security experts are warning computer users about a new e-mail that claims to contain the most recent swine flue information. However, the e-mail contains a malicious file called the "Novel H1N1 Flu Situation Update.exe." If the e-mail recipient downloads the file, his or her computer will be infected. The best way to avoid this computer virus is by not opening e-mail files from unknown senders. more »
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Real People. real StoriesI had just been fired from my job when I saw an ad on a local classified website that said "help wanted" for a job "processing online ads". The ad indicated that there were only a few positions available…

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