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Hackers have discovered a security hole in some versions of Adobe Reader running on Widows XP with experts warning that it could give complete control over infected computers. Microsoft said it was aware of the vulnerability and it only affected people running Windows XP or Server 2003. Antivirus firm Trend Micro tracked down a sample of the malicious code that is exploiting the hole in XP and Server 2003 and said it allowed hackers to view and delete data, install programs and even create new accounts. Anyone running windows XP with Adobe Reader 9.5.4, 10.1.6, 11.0.02 and prior versions should update Adobe Reader immediately. You can do so now by clicking on the following link. Update My Adobe Reader Even if you still continue to use windows XP you wont be open to this attack as long as you have updated to the latest version of Adobe Reader. That said the risk of continuing to use an ageing operating system can’t be understated. Once Microsoft stops issuing the security updates for XP it will become increasingly more and more difficult to keep XP safe. Consider updating sooner rather than later
Microsoft warns of alarming new security flaws in XP.........
UK police agency Action Fraud (www.actionfraud.police.uk) warned about a new email spam attack that claims to come from a Skype voicemail after it was spotted by security researchers at MX Lab (blog.mxlab.eu) Instead of a voice mail, the zip file attachment called Skype_Voice_Message_7776C24212.zip  contains a version of the highly dangerous Zeus Trojan. If you download the file, Zeus will try to steal personal information from your PC, such as banking login details. The criminals have done their best to make the emails look genuine adding the Skype logo and legitimate web links. Remember the only way to gain your voice mails from Skype would be to log into Skype in the first place, Skype would never send you a mail including a copy of your voice mail to download. You should delete any such e-mail instantly.
Spam Attack Claims to Be from SKYPE…..
UK police agency Action Fraud (www.actionfraud.police.uk) warned about a new email spam attack that claims to come from a Skype voicemail after it was spotted by security researchers at MX Lab (blog.mxlab.eu) Instead of a voice mail, the zip file attachment called Skype_Voice_Message_7776C24212.zip  contains a version of the highly dangerous Zeus Trojan. If you download the file, Zeus will try to steal personal information from your PC, such as banking login details. The criminals have done their best to make the emails look genuine adding the Skype logo and legitimate web links. Remember the only way to gain your voice mails from Skype would be to log into Skype in the first place, Skype would never send you a mail including a copy of your voice mail to download. You should delete any such e-mail instantly.
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Hackers have discovered a security hole in some versions of Adobe Reader running on Widows XP with experts warning that it could give complete control over infected computers. Microsoft said it was aware of the vulnerability and it only affected people running Windows XP or Server 2003. Antivirus firm Trend Micro tracked down a sample of the malicious code that is exploiting the hole in XP and Server 2003 and said it allowed hackers to view and delete data, install programs and even create new accounts. Anyone running windows XP with Adobe Reader 9.5.4, 10.1.6, 11.0.02 and prior versions should update Adobe Reader immediately. You can do so now by clicking on the following link. Update My Adobe Reader Even if you still continue to use windows XP you wont be open to this attack as long as you have updated to the latest version of Adobe Reader. That said the risk of continuing to use an ageing operating system can’t be understated. Once Microsoft stops issuing the security updates for XP it will become increasingly more and more difficult to keep XP safe. Consider updating sooner rather than later
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