Question by Aunnika**says**THANK YOU**: Seeing many posts in this section for Free AntiSpyware and AntiVirus programs?
First of all – in the past few months or so there has been a surge in fake pop ups stating that the person’s Antivirus program is out of date and people are clicking on this and adding MORE viruses etc,….
Second – here is the latest Security Internet Alert from Homeland Security-
Fake Antivirus Software Circulating
added September 16, 2008 at 12:30 pm
US-CERT is aware of public reports indicating an increase in the instances of fake antivirus software circulating. These software applications are malicious code, not legitimate antivirus applications. These instances of malicious code are noted as being distributed through spam email messages containing malicious links, instant messages containing malicious links, private messages on social networking sites, infection from other malware, and from visiting compromised websites.
Quite often, this malware attempts to convince users that there is something wrong with their systems. This leads to an attempt persuade the users into purchasing an illegitimate antivirus application. If the user purchases the bogus software, the attacker may be able to obtain personal and credit card information for use in additional scams and fraudulent activity.
US-CERT encourages users to perform the following preventative measures to help mitigate the risks:
* Install legitimate antivirus software from a trusted vendor, and keep its virus signature files up-to-date.
* Do not follow unsolicited web links found in email messages or instant messages.
* Use caution when visiting untrusted websites.
* Do not install untrusted software.
I would like to know why there is so much advice to download free software in this section when there is clearly an issue in this area….a big issue.
It is recommended to ensure legitimacy. So what’s up?
Answer by mdigitale
It all boils down to common sense.
I would also like to point out that users should not trust “trusted” software automatically either– its easy for malicious programs to embed themselves in such (especially pirated software).
Digital Signatures can help ensure the authenticity of a file from a trusted certificate authority, but even these can be forged.
Just use common sense.
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Q&A: Which website can authenticate payment for internet? so many payment scams reported lately by US people?
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Clickbank lures you in with a FALSE link claiming to be the official limewire website and offer you the limewire pro service. They take your credit card information and charge you and you get the download (which is free on the limewire website anyway) but you dont get the service. I contacted limewire about the situation and they said that they do not allow any other companies to sell their Limewire PRO software.
I called my credit card company and disputed the charges immediately. This company is a fraud. I have read many other reports of fraudulant transactions under many different schemes such as I(((REDACTED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES))),etc.
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What tools are needed to authenticate payment through website is safe because too many fraudulent websites are reported in US everyday, we do not really know which one is the real website hosting the payment because too many cut and paste technology of internet today?
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Many Americans/worldwide users trusted Paypal website for transactions, how do you distinguish a fake paypal website from a genuine one?
Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Emails
At PayPal, protecting your account’s security is our top priority. Recently, PayPal members have reported suspicious-looking emails and fake websites. These emails are not from PayPal and responding to them may put your account at risk. Please protect your PayPal account by paying close attention to the emails you receive and the websites you visit.
Please use the following tips to stay safe with PayPal:
* Safe Log In: To log in to your PayPal account or access the PayPal website, open a new web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer or Netscape) and type in the following: https://www.
* Greeting: Emails from PayPal will address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account. Fraudulent emails often include the salutation “Dear PayPal User” or “Dear PayPal Member”.
* Email Attachments: PayPal emails will never ask you to download an attachment or a software program. Attachments contained in fraudulent emails often contain viruses that may harm your computer or compromise your PayPal account.
* Request for Personal Information: If we require information from you, we will notify you in an email and request that you enter the information only after you have safely and securely logged in to your PayPal account.
Often, fraudulent emails will request details such as your full name, account password, credit card number, bank account, PIN number, Social Security Number, or mother’s maiden name.
If you think that you have received a fraudulent email (or fake website), please forward the email (or URL address) to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete the email from your mailbox. Never click any links or attachments in a suspicious email.
We have many antivirus to scan viruses and malwares, is there any banking utility software that can scan for fraudulent websites to prevent credit card theft and illegal withdrawals from banking account on fraud. if yes, where is the reliable website/location to scan and determine which website is registered with banks for transactional payments officially recognised by banks and they can be a reliable source for payment? It is not about skin colour/racist, its about money paid, do you get the product?
There is a very high demand on banking fraud/plishing website scanners&cleaners on websites and softwares that resides on pc after downloading besides anti-virus when in comes to commercial funds and interbanking through the internet, where can you find these software tools remove plishing/fraud websites that will fake bank credit card transactions besides antiviruses because anti-virus targets only on software applications in the PC, not day to day banking transactions?
Since 3 users below trusted paypal in yahoo it may be the technology that is trusted by the 3 users below beware of websites that have no registered telephone number advised by Thoo as they could be untracable, well it is up to the preference of the each user own believes on which website is secure for online transactions and which one is not besides the official banking payment portal recognised by their respective banks. Remember Thoo thinks to reduce inflation of any country, one has to make sure citizens of all races are not cheated by the monetary scam
Thoo Wai Kiat’s technical advise for advanced users on fraudulent website detection, you decide which website can or cannot be trusted, ok?
Answer by A Mad White-Hatter
It’s one of the most well known, trusted, and secure online payment options available.
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