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Quoted on Bogus eFax Corporate Emails from Craigslist Carry Malware

Cybercriminals are using a combination of social engineering tactics to trick users into opening malware-spreading emails. Avira experts have come across emails that appear to come from Craigslist, but sent via eFax Corporate. The messages, which have nothing to do with either Craigslist or eFax, inform recipients that they’ve received a 24-page fax. However, researchers have discovered that the attachment is not a fax, but an HTML file which contains a maliciou… (read more) via Softpedia News – Security Blog

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Quoted on Penny Stocks Spam Influences Trading Volume Once Again, Experts Find

Security experts from Avira warn users that penny stocks spam messages are making the rounds once again in an attempt to convince recipients into investing with a certain company. The latest messages – entitled “It Should Resume Uptrend,” “It Becomes Our Latest Double,” “The best is yet to come” or “This is Ready to Explode” – read something like this: “GT_R L is the Hottest stock of the last week. We … (read more) via Softpedia News – Security Blog

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Quoted on Avira 2013 Upgrades are Free of Charge

Avira launched the 2013 product line back in late September. Now, the German company kicks off an upgrade campaign to the newest versions. As an incentive for the users to make the move, Avira is offering the upgrade free of charge. In order to proceed with updating to the most recent versions users have to receive the message in the picture above. Avira 2013 introduces protection components that cover social networking activity by scanning uses accounts for Facebook, Twi… (read more) via Softpedia News – Security Blog

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