Scammers take advantage of Oslo with virus [ July 25th, 2011 ] Posted in » Virus

To show that some people have no regard for human life, shortly after the Oslo bombing a scam appeared which purported itself as a security camera showing the blast.   They are also tricking users into sharing it with their friends.

Here is some more information by the Sophos bloggers:

January release of KB2412171 is still causing problems in Outlook

Microsoft released a patch in December for Microsoft Outlook that caused serious issues with Outlook’s responsiveness, switching folders was very slow, auto-archive broke, and other possible errors.  They pulled the update a few days later, then re-released it on January 11th.

This new version of the patch will now cause many people to have continuous password prompts.  Some computers can’t get into Outlook at all, some can hit cancel and get in, while others have to enter domain\username to get it to work.  I tried to work in IIS and get permissions to a point where Outlook would not complain, but then that would break other items.  Finally we just decided that this update was still not primetime.  We removed it from those networks that got it installed, and have advised all customers to not install it.

Common threads are Exchange 2007, SBS 2008, Outlook 2007 & 2010

January 25th, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Trend Micro – Unmasking Fake Anti-virus

Here is some interesting information that Trend Micro has put together on how the fake anti-virus programs trick a lot of people to not only install it, but to think it is legitimate AV.

http://esupport.trendmicro.com/Pages/Unmasking-Fake-AV-For-Small-and-Medium-Businesses-SMB.aspx?location=hotissues&seg=smb

January 25th, 2011 | Leave a Comment

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