Buisness From UK…Urgent

Inserito da 3 Maggio, 2010 (0) Commenti

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it’s only a hoax !! trash it

 

Dear Friend,

I am Mr George krynicki  a personal chief financial treasurer to Mikhail
Khodorkovsky the Richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with it?s Branches all over the world) SOURCE OF FUNDS: I have a profiling amount to the tune of ($15,100,000.00) (Fifteen million,one hundred thousand dollars)  which I seek your Partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 30% of the total sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner on this? Already the funds have left the shore of Russia through diplimatic means to a European Holding financial institution where the final crediting is expected to be carried out. While I was on the process, My Boss got arrested for his Involvement in politics by financing the leading And opposing political parties (the Union of Right Forces, led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a liberal/social democratic party Led by Gregor Yavlinsky) which posed a great treat to President Vladimir Putin Second Tenure as
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business/3213505.stm
http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2003/11/13/51215.html
http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2005/03/29/58914.html
http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Mikhail-khodorkovsky
http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2003/11/13/51215.html YOUR ROLE:
These funds are secured in as escrow account in finanacial institution in the United Kingdom and can be transferred from the escrow account to your personal or business account once you have assured me of your ability and capacity to receive the funds for disbursement amongst the two of us at a ration i stated above. The funds were deposited in my name as a front for my client and all documents in relation to this bears my name to avoid the search by the government, so you need not entertain any worries.

To verify, please call the ATM Number of the Bank: +447005807937, I would provide you the Escrow account details of the offshore account to enable you verify the existence of these funds. Once you have verified and you are in a position to assist in receiving the funds on my behalf, then I would provide you more details.

All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the above quoted sum and I will re-profile the funds with your name, which will enable the European Holding financial institution transfer the sum to you. I have decided to use this sum to relocate to American continent and never to be connected to any of Mikhail khodorkovsky conglomerates. The transaction has to be concluded within 5 to 10 working days, as soon as I confirm your readiness to conclude the transaction with me. Contact me via my private box jef.rice1@ciudad.com.ar so that I can furnish you with more details. Thank you very much.

Regards,
George krynicki [Mr]
georgekrynicki@ciudad.com.ar

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McAfee Advises on How to Avoid Spam – Most spam messages try to get your machine infected

Inserito da 7 Agosto, 2008 (0) Commenti

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Nobody wants to login to their email address and find the inbox chucked full with spam messages, especially since said messages are sent out in order to propagate all sorts of malicious software. Most of the times the goal of the spammer is to infect your machine, turn it into a zombie PC in an ever increasing botnet. According to McAfee, company that specializes in risk management and intrusion prevention, there are three things that you must keep in mind in order to stay safe: the most used spam subject lines, the categories they relate to, and a few tips and pointers meant to keep you safe.

Current Spam Categories

As a rule of thumb, spammers will resort to pretty much any trick they can come up with in order to propagate their malicious intents. According to a study recently updated by the McAfee team, the top three spam categories are products and services (36%), adverts (30%) and stock (11%). Other categories include Russian spam (10%), adult services (7%), and last but not least IT related and financial (both 3%). McAfee also included news and Chinese spam in the list of categories, but they ranked in at 0% (perhaps such categories are not very active in July).

The Most Common Spam Subject Lines

Generally speaking, spammers will use any high profile event or any piece of news that might be of general interest, such as the earthquake that devastated China earlier this year, to make up bogus spam messages. Whenever a celebrity makes the headlines, such as Angelina Jolie after the release of “Wanted”, they once again start sending out messages that promise to show her in an unflattering way (most of the times in circumstances that can only be viewed by adult users).

Here are some of the most used spam subject lines: “Cheap rolex, omega, cartier…lowest prices; Raw video of Paris; Look attractive with larger jackhammer; Woman loses nose after dog attack; Stay stronger and harder.” Pretty much every unsolicited message advertising some adult footage of a well known celebrity is spam.

Tips and Pointers to Avoid Spam

If you have to make your email address available to the general public, and by that I mean putting it up on the web, make sure to obfuscate it. Instead of John.Smith@mail.com use the obfuscated version John.smith -at- mail -dot- com. An even better idea would be to use graphic image that depicts your email address.

Do not use the same email address for work related activities and for personal ones. You should have at least two, separate addresses and use them according to the situation. If you want to contact your friends or coworkers then use one email, if you want to post messages on forums or subscribe to newsletters use the other one.

If your Internet service provider offers spam filtering, McAfee suggests that you enable this option. If any spam messages get through the filter, you should report this to your ISP.

Do not provide your email address to any site unless you have read the privacy policy and you agree to it. You must make sure that the web page in question will not sell on your email.

When you receive a spam message, do not open it, do now download any attachments it may include, and never answer back. By replying you are only providing the spammer with confirmation that the email is active, that you are using it frequently.

If a spam message informs you that you need to update your profile info, or verify your bank account details, that message is definitely a phishing attempt. If you click on the web link included in the message you will be directed to a phishing site where the attacker will try to obtain your security credentials.

Your login details are yours to know, and nobody else should get hold of them. Do not give out your username or password to anybody, no matter who requests you to do so.

Make sure to update your security software solution on a regular basis.

Article by By: George Craciun, Security News Editor

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/

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Today’s assignment: Coding an undetectable malware

Inserito da 6 Agosto, 2008 (0) Commenti

Si tratta di :Exploits,News,Sicurezza

Today’s dynamic Internet threatscape is changing so rapidly, that the innovations and creativity applied by malwareMalware authors can easily render an information security course’s curricular on malware outdated pretty fast, or worse, provide the students with a false feeling of situational awareness about today’s malware that’s driving the entire cybercrime ecosystem at the end of the day. In fact, one can easily spot an outdated academic curricular on the basis of the malware it’s discussing, and whether or not the lecturer is even bothering to imply that antivirus software the way it is, and the way it’s been for the past couple of years, is only mitigating a certain percentage of the threat, next to eliminating it entirely and urging everyone to “keep their antivirus software up to date.”

George Ledin, a professor at Sonoma State University thinks that coding malware helps students better understand the enemy. What is Ledin trying to achieve anyway?

“Ledin insists that his students mean no harm, and can’t cause any because they work in the computer equivalent of biohazard suits: closed networks from which viruses can’t escape. Rather, he’s trying to teach students to think like hackers so they can devise antidotes. “Unlike biological viruses, computer viruses are written by a programmer. We want to get into the mindset: how do people learn how to do this?” says Ledin, who was born to Russian parents in Venezuela and trained as a biologist before coming to the United States and getting into computer science. “You can’t really have a defense plan if you don’t know what the other guy’s offense is,” says Lincoln Peters, a former Ledin student who now consults for a government defense agency.” “

To code an undetectable malware in an academic environment in order to scientifically prove that signatures based malware scanning wouldn’t detect the just coded malware, or to keeping providing a false feeling of security by the wrongly positioned antivirus software? That’s the question Sonoma State University’s George Ledin seems to asking, and he’s naturally receiving a lot of criticism from companies “making their living fighting viruses” reaching such heights as companies speculating on not hiring his students, now capable of coding malware. The companies however, forget one thing – how easy is in fact to “generate” an undetectable piece of malware using the hundreds of malware builders that they are aware of, ones that come very handy for internal benchmarking purposes for instance.

For the past couple of years, antivirus software has been a pure reactive security solution, namely compared to pro-activeThe Race to Zero approaches embraced by the vendors who are in catch-up mode with the malware authors, it was reacting to known threats. Two months ago, Eva Chen, Trend Micro’s CEO made some very bold, but pretty realistic statements on signatures based malware scanning, and how the entire industry was wrongly positioned for the past 20 years :

“In the antivirus business, we have been lying to customers for 20 years. People thought that virus protection protected them, but we can never block all viruses. Antivirus refresh used to be every 24 hours. People would usually get infected in that time and the industry would clean them up with a new pattern file. In the last 20 years, we have been misrepresenting ourselves. No-one is able to detect five and a half million viruses. Nowadays there are no mass virus outbreaks; [malware] is targeted. But, if there are no virus samples submitted, there’s no way to detect them.”

Precisely, so what Ledin is blamed for is in fact an outdated fact by itself starting from the basic nature of how antivirus software works. The very same outdated approach of proving a known fact will be taken by the upcoming “The Race to Zero” undetectable malware coding contest to be held at this year’s Defcon security conference. Moreover, in between vendors counting how much malware they are detecting, taking a peek at publicly obtainable statistics on detection rates for malware in the wild, you will see how dynamic “the best antivirus software” position is, since it literally changes every day. And theoretically, even “the best antivirus software” wouldn’t be able to detect the malware coded by Ledin’s students, or the one that someone requested to be coded for hire, a service that’s been getting increasingly popular these days due to its customerization approach.

Ironically, the IT underground is a step ahead of George Ledin, using distance learning approaches by including videoPinch tutorials on how to use malware kit, including practical examples of successful attacks and providing tips from personal experience while using it. Coding an undetectable malware in 2008 isn’t rocket-science, with do-it-yourself malware builders providing point’n’click features integration that used to be only available to a sophisticated malware author a couple of years ago. Then again, having an undetected malware, doesn’t mean that they’ll be able to successfully spread it and infect millions of users, so from a strategic perspective it’s all about the tactics and combination of tactics that would use in their campaign.

Before you judge Ledin’s vision, ask yourself the following – does coding malware ultimately improve the career competitiveness of his students in the long-term, or isn’t what he’s trying to prove a known fact already?

Written by Dancho Danchev

Source: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1649

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Debate in Italy over euthanasia issue

Inserito da 1 Agosto, 2008 (0) Commenti

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The issue of euthanasia has sparked strong debate in the Italian parliament as an Italian court on 7 July granted a man’s request to disconnect the feeding tube of his daughter, who had been in a vegetative state for 16 years.

Eluana Englaro was 20 years old when she went into a vegetative state following a car accident in 1992.

Two years later doctors called her condition irreversible.

She had been kept in a hospital and fed artificially in the northern city of Lecco.

Her father sought for more than 10 years to have her feeding tube removed, insisting that was her wish.

At the beginning of July, an appeals court in Milan granted his appeal, on the grounds that the vegetative state was irreversible and that her father was trying to conform to her will.

He said that coincidentally his daughter had visited a friend who was in a similar condition shortly before her accident.

On that occasion, she expressed the will to refuse treatment, should she find herself in similar condition.

Italy does not allow euthanasia, but patients have a right to refuse treatment.

State prosecutors could appeal Milan court’s ruling to Italy’s highest court within 60 days, but a previous verdict, which in 2007 gave legal guardians the chance to decide on treatment refusal, makes any appeal very unlikely.

While the judiciary case is still open, the Italian Senate is debating Englaro’s case.

Government parties and several Catholic senators are collecting signatures from parliament members against the Milan court decision.

The Senate could shortly vote to ask the Constitutional Court to rule on a potential conflict among Italian Parliament and the highest court.

The Milan ruling immediately drew criticism from the Vatican, which is opposed to euthanasia and says life must be defended from conception to natural death.

Domenico delle Foglie, spokesman of “Science and Life,” an anti euthanasia association close to the Catholic position, told AP Television that “the most serious match that it is being played in this context has to do with the euthanasia issue. In Europe all the countries that approved laws on living will, then opened the path to euthanasia. It deals with the matter if in Italy, either in a legislative prospective or in a cultural prospective, people want to approve euthanasia.”

The issue has come to the forefront of the Italian debate in recent years, after the case of a paralyzed man, Piergiorgio Welby, who had publicly sought to die and got his wish in December 2006 when a doctor disconnected his respirator.

The case split the nation – anti-euthanasia campaigners and some conservative politicians described the death of Welby as murder.

Supporters of the right-to-die campaign welcomed what they said was a suspension of an insistent medical treatment that conformed to the patient’s will.

The Catholic Church denied Welby a religious funeral.

“In Eluana Englaro’s case, unplugging the artificial feeling device doesn’t mean euthanasia,” said Mina Welby, wife of Piergiorgio and a right-to-die activist.

“It is just a renouncement to a treatment that has became useless. She personally asked not to stay in this vegetative life condition.”

In Italy, patients who are in vegetative state are usually treated at home.

One hospital treating such patients is the San Giovanni Battista Hospital.

This centre, run by the Catholic organisation of the Order of Malta, treats patients with special physiotherapy procedure and neurological stimulation.

According to Fabio Viselli, chief physician of neurological rehabilitation ward of San Giovanni battista hospital, it is very difficult to decide when a vegetative state is irreversible, but in accordance with the Catholic approach of his hospital he wouldn’t stop Eluana’s feeding.

According to Viselli, in Italy are estimated “an average number of cases (vegetative state suffers) on the entire national territory between 1500 and 2500 people, but it is very difficult to assess the gravity of each case and chances of recovery”.

As the debate on euthanasia is dividing public opinion and parliament, Paolo Ravasin, a muscular dystrophy sclerosis suffer and right-to-die activist for Luca Coscioni association declared on camera his living will.

“As soon as I will not be able to eat and drink through my mouth anymore,” said Ravasin, “I refuse any artificial feeding system.”

The issue has also divided opinion in the United States, in the case of Terry Schiavo, an American woman who was diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state after her heart stopped in 1990.

Schiavo’s husband wanted her feeding tube removed against the wishes of her parents.

She died in 2005 amid protests outside her hospice after her husband prevailed in the polarising dispute that reached the US Congress, President George W Bush and the US Supreme Court.

Fonte http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080059629

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Rachele e George Arlington (Massimiliano Giangaré)

Inserito da 27 Gennaio, 2008 (0) Commenti

Si tratta di :Bufale e Hoax

Appello non vero, trattasi di Bufala.

Oggetto: I: LEUCEMIA . Vi prego di farla girare > Priorità: Alta

Oggetto: I: LEUCEMIA . Vi prego di farla girare
Per favore leggete di seguito
Se la cestinerete davvero non avete cuore.
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meravigliosa. Dio ci ha voluto benedire con una bellissima bambina.
Il nome di nostra figlia è Rachele. Ed ha 10 anni. Poco tempo fa i
dottori
hanno rilevato un cancro al cervello e nel suo piccolo corpo. C’è una
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Appello Leucemia – Bufala Hoax – Vecchia Bufala Riciclata

Inserito da 4 Dicembre, 2007 (0) Commenti

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> Mar. A. Marco BIANCHI
> Comando Generale della Guardia di Finanza
> IV Reparto – Ufficio Infrastrutture
> Viale XXI Aprile, 51 = 00162 ROMA >
Telefono:
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>
> Oggetto: Leucemia – Per favore leggete di seguito
>
> Se la cestinerete davvero non avete cuore.
> Salve, sono un padre di 29 anni. Io e mia moglie
abbiamo avuto una vita
> meravigliosa.
> Dio ci ha voluto benedire con una bellissima
bambina.
> Il nome di nostra figlia è Rachele. Ed ha 10 anni.
Poco tempo fa i dottori
> hanno rilevato un cancro al cervello e nel suo
piccolo corpo.
> C’è una sola via per salvarla è operare.
> Purtroppo, noi non abbiamo denaro sufficiente per
far fronte al costo. AOL e
> ZDNET hanno acconsentito per aiutarci.
> L’unico modo con il quale loro possono aiutarci è
questo: Io invio questa
> email a voi e voi inviatela ad altre persone. AOL
rileverà la traccia di
> questa e-mail e calcolerà quante persone la
riceveranno.
> Ogni persona che aprirà questa e-mail e la
invierà
ad altre persone ci
> donerà 32 centesimi.
> Per favore aiutateci
> Con sincerità George Arlington Barbara Varano
Laboratorio di Virologia
> Istituto Superiore di Sanità V.le Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma, Italy
> Tel 39-06-49903170 Fax
39-06-49387184
> Dr Fabrizio Bianchi 1° Ricercatore CNR Sezione
Epidemiologia Istituto di
> Fisiologia Clinica Consiglio Nazionale delle
Ricerche Area di Ricerca di San
> Cataldo Via Moruzzi,1 – 56127 PISA (Italy) phone:
+39-(0)50-3152100/1
> fax: +39-(0)50-3152095 Massimiliano Giangaré cell.

328 9583457
>
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>
>
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