Best posts on Supergeekblog from 1st December – 7th December 2008

By | December 8, 2008
Too many posts to handle? If you missed out on a great post from last month, here’s a quick digest of the top posts that you may want to check out:
  • ‘Greasemonkey’ Malware Targets Firefox
    Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 in Security – Comments: (0)
    Well it seems to be the week of virus alerts.  This one from Slashdot popped up and caught my attention pretty quick.”Researchers have discovered a new type of malware that collects passwords for banking sites but targets only Firefox. The malware, dubbed ‘Trojan.PWS.ChromeInject.A,’ sits in Firefox’s add-ons folder, registering itself as ‘Greasemonkey,’ the well-known collection of scripts that add functionality to Web pages rendered by Firefox.
  • Alternate Currency
    Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 in Websites – Comments: (0)
    Today’s XKCD just gave me a chuckle. (Mostly because the first thing I pull up in the morning after immediate emails… would be my daily fix of comics to get me started.) Hopefully this helps brighten your economic outlook a little bit.
  • Twittertastic
    Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2008 in Social Media – Comments: (0)
    This morning, I read a post by ThatEdeGuy on his twitter reflections.  Now around a month ago we had been discussing Twitter and how we didn’t really see the point, but let’s give it a shot.  I personally had tested Plurk before, but found it clunky and just didn’t keep up with it.  So like Ede, I anticipate having issues with keeping updated with it.
  • Welcome new visitors!
    Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 in Social Media – Comments: (0)
    Greetings new visitors! I have noticed a significant amount of traffic (for existing readers, think factor 10) coming in due to the “YouTube virus? Actns/Swif.T” post.  A lot of people are wondering what to do about it.  The best advice we can give is to update your AntiVirus as often as possible and don’t click on “install this” items if you do happen to be redirected to a different site.
  • YouTube virus? Actns/Swif.T
    Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 in Security – Comments: (13)
    From CrunchGear moments ago, reports of a new virus are coming out just this morning.  The virus seems to imbed a URL redirect to a phishing site.The site apparently installs Antivirus 2009, which is malware. We’ll pull our most recent YouTube embeds, but be careful because this one appears to have just broken out today. If you find yourself being automatically redirected or experience other weird pop-ups, especially for something called Antivirus 2009, don’t click on anything.
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