Saturday, January 22, 2005

WORM UPDATE!! The Worm in CNN's Headlines

Getting headline news sent via e-mail is a common activity that a new worm in the wild is hoping to take advantage of. Security firm Sophos this week reported the discovery of a worm that takes headlines from the CNN Web site and attempts to install a Trojan on the recipient's PC.

Sophos has called the worm Crowt-A(W32/Crowt-A). In addition to taking the subject from the CNN news site, it also takes message text, which further helps create the fagade of legitimacy. As with many worms, the malicious code is contained in an attachment that is used to deploy its payload.

In the case of Crowt-A that payload is a Trojan keylogger that logs and then sends the user's keystrokes to a remote address. The Trojan also provides a backdoor allowing an attacker remote access to the infected machine.

The worm propagates by its own e-mail engine to addresses found in the Windows address book or even the Windows internet cache folder. The forged headers that the worm creates, however, make it appear as though the e-mail was sent via Microsoft Outlook Express.

"Virus writers are always looking for new tricks to entice innocent computer users into running their malicious code; this latest ploy feeds on people's desire for the latest news," said Carole Theriault, security consultant at Sophos, in a statement. "Many people subscribe to legitimate e-mail news updates, but the message is simple -- businesses need to make sure their anti-virus detection is constantly updated, and users need to be suspicious of all unsolicited e-mail whether it's promising celebrity pictures or news updates."

In other security news, Cisco issued an advisory this week about a vulnerability in its Internetwork Operating System (IOS). The advisory addresses all Cisco devices running any unfixed version of Cisco IOS code that supports and is configured for Cisco IOS Telephony Service (ITS), Cisco CallManager Express (CME) or Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST).

According to Cisco, successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in a device reload. Repeated exploitation could result in a Denial-of-Service attack.

Free software upgrades to address the issue are available through the Cisco update channel. By Sean Michael Kerner

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Information management - How to use Gmail as your second brain

This is a very good way to use gmail !Give this article a read.And if you don't have a gmail account dont get one through these guys they charge $ 10.00. If you are interested in one .Let me know I have 6 to give away for free..Just leave me a comment and ask .I will need a email address.To send you a invite. If you would like to find out more about gmail visit this link....GMAIL
Information management - How to use Gmail as your second brain

Abc... Whatever - The World's Longest Alphabetical Email Address

Well this is pretty cool! The worlds longest email address this is just to funny, if you want one? They are free to get right here a the link..

Abc... Whatever - The World's Longest Alphabetical Email Address


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Here is another crazy site for the masses to review .I think its pretty cool !


Internet Research Software, Web Research Tool - Net Snippets

Organize your web searches with Net Snippets, an online information manager that saves snippets of websites for later review.Cool software give it a try!!It offers a free download as well as a premium pay version.

Internet Research Software, Web Research Tool - Net Snippets

Stressed out!!!!

Well I don't know about you but sometimes I feel the same as the guy in this video!!!!!

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Monday, January 17, 2005

OKAY I got windows 98 on the quiz

This is kinda geeky but I thought it was entertaining ! Check out the link . Like I said the test said, I was windows 98 ...I was hoping for XP..LOL Its from this web site BBspot!!! Let me know what you got!! Which OS are you

YouSendIt | Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!

Yousendit is a free service allowing you to upload files of any type (and sizes of up to 1GB+). Recipients are emailed a link allowing them to download the file from the yousendit website. More than one recipient can download using the same link. This IS just to frigin cool who hasn't wanted to email people a actual file or movie clip or what ever with this you can ..And its free....CHECK IT OUT!!!

YouSendIt | Email large files quickly, securely, and easily!

Google SMS for your cell phone

What is Google SMS?

Google SMS (Short Message Service) enables you to easily get precise answers to specialized queries from your mobile phone or device. Send your query as a text message and get phone book listings, dictionary definitions, product prices and more. Just text. No links. No web pages. Simply the answers you're looking to find. Check it out here at this link.----->Google SMS
I found this to be very cool !