Security Watch: The Fake Internet Lottery Jackpot is... All Your Money!

A new but unsurprising angle on Internet scams: vendor lotteries. Plus: Another week, another trio of browser bugs.

The Watch

Theres another zero-day attack on Internet Explorer. There are conflicting claims about how serious it is, but read about how serious it could be in the Zero-Day IE Attack section.

Everyones got their own names for malware attacks, but AV-Test keeps track of them all. Get a cross-reference list of names for attacks on the famous "WildList" in the Malware Cross-Reference section.

A new crash bug has also been found in Apples Safari browser. Theres no evidence it does anything more than crash the browser, but its impressive for its simplicity. See the details in the Safari Crash section.

Some phishing attacks excel in some areas and fail in others, like this weeks Top Phish: A lottery is a clever idea, but this one has bad execution.

And we have another fake lottery for you, this one supposedly a Microsoft lottery. Sign up and youre a loser. Read more in the Fake Microsoft Lottery section.

Has your identity been stolen? If it has, the damage will show up on your credit report, and you can check your report for free to look for irregularities. Find out how in this weeks Security Tip.

Not wanting to be left out, Firefox got its own crash bug this week, also not yet proven to be remote-code-exploitable. See what it can do in the Firefox Crash section.

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