For your convenience we post Security and Fraud notices here. As new phishing attacks and Fraud by Phone attempts continue to be a threat, it is a good idea to review this area from time to time.
So you have Joomla or wordpress website eh? Check out the following 2 sites related to Wordpress and Joomla security, or lack thereof.
http://www.wordpressexploit.com/ currently being attacked
Apple and the vCard
Apple is notorious for not supporting the Vcard format for address book entries.
To compete, they have developed the mecard.
More and more WerdPress these are being adapted to include base 64 encoded text.
This can be anyting for site adverts or an exploit to take over the visitors computer.
Click Here to see a comprehensive write up on WerdPress and it's themes.
It is important to note that this article does not address the inherent flaws in the WordPress engine itself and incorrectly endorses WordPress as safe. There are flaws that go beyond the themes and plugins which may or may not render you responsible for mass amounts of email, embarassment or even legal libility.
Use WordPress at your own risk..
A great example of Wordpress is HERE
And here is that SAME site Exploited this is a live site and the owners are COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS even though I have sent them an email indicating their shame. There is simply no helping some people.
Looks like they fixed it finally, here is a cached version for Smokin Joes.
Here is the stats on these kind of sites at the moment.
Phishing scam aimed at CIRA.CA
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports of a phishing scam, using images from the CIRA website, which is designed to collect personal information, including credit card numbers.
On Tues Feb 1, 2011 9:30 PM MST to 12:30 PM MST the UPS is on bypass to be moved – POSSIBLE outage if utility power fails.
On Wed Feb 2, 2011 9:30 PM MST to 10:30 PM MST ALL UPS Power will be DOWN – all customer equipment will lose power.
On Wed Feb 2, 2011 10:30 PM (approx) MST Power will come back up, but UPS will be on bypass for commissioning. This means an outage is still possible if utility power fails.
Alleged 'domain slammers' lose dot-ca licence, sue CIRA $10 million
The authority responsible for Canada's dot-ca domain names will defend against a lawsuit from a registrar they've denied recertifying. The Markham, Ont.-based Web host is linked to the Domain Registry of Canada -- a company that allegedly mails out reams of misleading advertisements that resemble official-looking invoices.
The Canada Revenue Agency warns Canadians of mail scam
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning taxpayers to beware of a recent scam where some Canadians are receiving a letter fraudulently identified as coming from the CRA and asking for personal information. The letter is not from the CRA.
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