Re: [webdesign-552] Marta Anna

From: Richard T.
Sent on: Monday, February 25, 2013 4:27 PM
What? There is no story.

It's a website operating a scam of some kind. They even use a CNBC logo and header bar to pretend that they are CNBC and the website is not a CNBC website.

Great story indeed. This website might check out as safe using the Norton Safe Web test, but the subsequent links you are encouraged to click on could well lead to a nice little viral drop on your computer.

Someone has their account broken into, or, the meetup site was broken into.

Any way you look at it, this a great way to hack into a commercial or government office. Simply match the meetup members list with Linked In entries and the government employee list and find a community group those people use, send out some stupid shit like the dumb link, and when the fish come running, boom, virus installed. Next, they'll email the thing to all their friends at work or they'll even take it in to work on a USB key and boom, instant access to the corporate systems, by simply circumventing the firewall. This is social engineering at it's finest, it exploits the weakest link in security, humans.


In case anyone is not aware, Oracle has released yet another JAVA update, the most current version is 1.7.0_15.

Run the Windows Installer and remove all the Java installations on your PC.

Go to the Oracle website and download the JAVA package appropriate for your machine and install it. If you're a Java developer, you should know what to do.

Macintosh users should regularly check out the offerings from Apple.

Linux users should know what to do.

Regards, Richard Tomkins

On 25/02/2013 3:39 PM, lana wrote:
Great story!


On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM, Marta <[address removed]> wrote:




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