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Monday, February 11, 2008

419 Conference And Travel Scams Now

Surely you're well used to the email that starts

Dear Sir,
I so desperately need your assistance.
and goes on to suggest to you how you can get $1,000,000 or more by helping some endangered African citizen smuggle a quantity of hidden funds, or maybe diamonds, into the USA. I bet you'll appreciate a new twist on that old 419 scam - where you are invited to a two site International Conference (first California, then Africa), and you pay only for your hotel booking in the African half of the conference.

PaperGhost, MVP - Security, presents an intriguing description of his invited participation, in the 2008 World Youths Organisation conference on ChilD Abuse and Racism.

Get your passports up to date, folks (not).

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Kaspersky Internet Security Falsely Identifies All BlogSpot URLs With Phishing Attack Warning Messages

Kaspersky Internet Security, with its update of 8 February 2008, has apparently falsely identified all of "*.blogspot.com" as containing malicious code which indicates a phishing attack. Kaspersky customers, as well as numerous bloggers, are discussing this issue in their various support forums.

If your computer is protected by Kaspersky, you've probably already observed a warning, as most of my blogs are hosted on BlogSpot. My apologies to you, if you've been alarmed by this unfortunate problem already.

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