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Millions of Android phones hit by 'Judy' malware

More than 36 million Android devices may have been infected with ad-click malware, a security firm has said.
Researchers at Check Point said they found the malware, dubbed Judy, on about 50 apps in Google's Play Store.
The apps contain code that sends infected devices to a target webpage, where they generate fraudulent clicks on the site's adverts to make money for its creators.
The infected apps have been removed from the Play Store.

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Microsoft warns on previously unseen IE bug

Microsoft has released a temporary software fix for a newly discovered bug in its Internet Explorer web browser.
The problem, which affects hundreds of millions of IE browser users, is being used by attackers to install the Poison Ivy trojan.
This piece of malware is used to steal data or take remote control of PCs.

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Microsoft to releases security patch for shortcut bug

Microsoft is issuing an urgent security update to fix a flaw in the way Windows handles shortcuts.
The bug means that attackers can craft booby-trapped shortcuts that allow them to take over a target computer.

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Just when you thought your browser was safe.

Several industry reports this week have uncovered a so-called tab-napping attack - which works by using JavaScript to switch the destination page in a tab after a few seconds of inactivity, according to a report in the U.K.'s The Register.
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McAfee's security suite may ask you to deleted svhost.exe - which is a legitimate windows process - don't.
Deleting it will cause your Windows XP machines to continuously reboot.
The file is safe - leave it.

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Microsoft Security Essentials

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Microsoft Security Essentials
Get high-quality, hassle-free antivirus protection for your home PC now.
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology.
Microsoft Security Essentials is available in many locales and languages.

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Microsoft Solves 34 Vulnerabilities With Big, Fat Security Update
As announced last week, Microsoft has addressed a jaw-dropping 34 vulnerabilities in 13 security updates in its traditional Patch Tuesday for the month of October, closing a host of critical vulnerabilities in its Windows operating system as well as other software suites.

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Ed ~ Forgot to post the warning of the big Security Update yesterday.
If you haven't updated - do it now - go to 'Start' and click on 'Windows update'.

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A new zero-day exploit targeting Adobe Reader, as well as 9.1.3 and earlier versions of Adobe Systems' Acrobat, drops a backdoor onto computers using JavaScript, Trend Micro researchers warned on Friday.
The exploit affects Microsoft Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003, according to Trend Micro.

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Microsoft Security Essentials Beta

No cost, no hassle security software for your Home PC. Visit Microsoft Connect to download the Beta.
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Beta is available only to customers in the United States, Israel (English only), People's Republic of China (Simplified Chinese only) and Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese only).


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