Friday, June 17, 2011

Odd anti-virus renewal problem; Another phishing strategy

An interesting thing happened on the way to a forum. I took my Toshiba laptop, W7, with Kaspersky. Kaspersky immediately told me that the subscription renewal (due June 28) had failed. When I tried to fix it, I got a 403 forbidden error on its site.

The problem all went away when I logged on to the hotel’s wireless gateway, entered the password code and accepted its TOS.  But it’s an odd way for an anti-virus program to report a “false positive” problem. 

In the phishing arena, the latest is for a party to emulate Wells Fargo, and claim an SSL socket layer update, complete with WF stagecoach trademark logo. 

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