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Android malware circulating via SMS

There is a Android malware circulating via SMS as we speak now. The SMS goes something like this “XXX Is this your photo? http://url7.me/NwVk1″ where XXX is the receiver’s name. DO NOT CLICK on the URL.

If you receive this SMS from your friend, that means your friend’s phone has been infected by the malware.

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If you click on the URL, it will download and install an Android App call PhotoViewer.apk. This malware will go through your address book and send the SMS to all your contacts. To remove the malware, use F-Secure Mobile Security (30-day free trial) from the Google Play store. It will detect and prompt you to remove the Photo Viewer malware.

If I’m not mistaken, iPhone users are safe from this malware. For Android users, if you set your security settings to only allow apps from trusted sources, you are safe too.

Do not click on any URL if you are not sure where it leads to. If your friend suddenly send you a URL out of the blue, ask him/her what’s the URL first before clicking. Always check before clicking. You never know when your friend might be infected with a malware.

More than 73,000 webcam feeds with default password found online

If you have a security webcam, you might want to check if you’ve changed the default password. Apparently a lot of people set up their webcam without changing their default password. This means that anyone can access and view the webcam.

Someone setup a website that pulls in all the unsecured webcam feeds. Surprisingly, there are more than 73,000 webcam out there that are using the default password. More than 600 of them are from Singapore. Some of the webcams are just pointing at corridors or doors. Those should be fine. But it is rather alarming to find some of the webcams in bedroom or living room. Imagine someone watching your every move. Now that’s creepy.

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So if you have a webcam at home, please check to make sure you’ve changed your default password. Unless you don’t mind the whole world seeing your webcam feed.

Public Service Announcement: 6 May 2014 is not a public holiday

This is a Public Service Announcement. 6 May 2014 is not Vesak Day. Vesak Day 2014 falls on 13 May.

If you are on iOS and using the Holidays in Singapore calendar, you might notice that it says Vesak Day is on 6 May 2014 (Tomorrow). That’s an error.

So sorry guys. Tomorrow is a work day. Go back to work.

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Valore Power Bank Battery Recall

This is a Public Service Announcement. Valore is recalling 2 models of their Power Bank Battery after discovering some issue such as overheating during charging and discharging. Reading the Valore Facebook comments, it seems like one of the Power Bank Battery exploded.

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If you have the Valore vPower 7800mAh Power Bank (VL-PB170) or Valore vPower 5200mAh Power Bank (VL-PB150), stop using it immediately and bring it to Challenger Megastore Customer Service Department at Funan DigitaLife Mall level 6 for a full refund or exchange.

For more info, visit Valore Facebook page or email support@challenger.sg.

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Beware of scam email on tax refund from “IRAS”

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore has issued an alert on a scam email titled “Your 2013 Tax Return Report!!!“. The email carries a message that a report on the recipient’s 2013 tax refund is attached and that they should go through the PDF attachment to view the tax refund report.

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If you received this kind of email, please do not open the attached file or click on any links. You should delete the email as soon as possible and scan your computer for virus/malware if you opened the attachment or clicked on the link.