"SpySkype.C Trojan Wants to Talk to You!
Panda Security’s weekly report on viruses and intruders (1/30/2009) provides details on a recently discovered Skype Trojan classified by Panda as SpySkype.C. The initial objective of this malware is to steal the user’s login details.
According to Panda, the Trojan achieves its ends by convincing the user that a new Skype plug-in, Skype-Defender has been loaded onto the potential victim’s computer. As is common with this type of parasite, user action is then required to complete the infection....
Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs, explains the ultimate objective of the SpySkype.C Trojan is to use the newly infected account to spam the victims Skype contacts through the messaging service. According to Corrons “these messages can include a copy of this malware, or a different example of malware”.
To keep ahead of malware threats, go to Panda Security’s malware information site. For additional information on Skype scams read TechPaul’s Skype — “Windows Requires Immediate Attention”.. Not!
It's back to the X-Files motto of living I guess: TRUST NO ONE (except yourself)!!!!!!!
"Networking site cashes in on friends
Facebook is planning to exploit the vast amount of personal information it holds on its 150m members by creating one of the world's largest market research databases.
In an attempt to finally monetise the social networking site, once valued at $15bn (£10.4bn), it will soon allow multinational companies to selectively target its members in order to research the appeal of new products. Companies will be able to pose questions to specially selected members based on such intimate details as whether they are single or married and even whether they are gay or straight.
The company, which has struggled to make money from advertising, has been demonstrating the benefits of its new instant polling tool to some of the most influential business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos...."
It is designed to work on any phone with Internet capabilities, except the iPhone.
CNET got a sneak peek at it, and CNET-TV Senior Editor and Early Show contributor Natali Del Conte explained how it works on the show Tuesday.
She says "Latitude" uses GPS systems and what's called cell tower triangulation to do the job. The software seeks the closest three cell towers and, with GPS, combines the data to show where someone is. It is designed to work on any phone with Internet capabilities, except the iPhone.
"Latitude" is being marketed as a tool that could help parents keep tabs on their children's locations, but it can be used for anyone to find anyone else, assuming permission is given....
Of course, GOVERNMENT and TYRANNY-SERVING, IMMUNE TELECOMS DON'T NEED PERMISSION!!!!
But how accurate is "Latitude"?
Del Conte found a family willing to give it a try. The results? Mixed:"