Beware of the new Yahoo Messenger Malware/Adware Bots

A day before Hari Raya Aidifitri 1431, I receive a message from a fellow amateur radio operator in my Yahoo Messenger client (I use Pidgin). The message was seemingly genuine from him asking if I’m receiving his message, after answering his questions, he proceeds to ask me to wait for a moment ask he wants me to try something. It turns out that he asks me to visit an online quiz website.

The exchange seems almost fluid and being done by a human being, except that my friend and I never had conversation in English! This seems all too fishy when he didn’t response to my conclusion that his computer is infected by a malware/virus. Here are the screenshot of the exchange, (warning: the transcripts contain expletives)

Yahoo messenger virus

Beware, these kind of viruses can compromise the security of your computer and may be used to harvest your password and other personal information for criminal intent. A seemingly innocent Online Quiz website may be used by phishers in order to commit fraudulent activity.

Verify whether it is really your friend is communicating with you and not somebody else or a program pretending to be him/her, and most importantly do not fell victim to Yahoo Messenger viruses, the result can be devastating.

Urban Terror – a Free Counter-Strike like game

Good news for First-Person-Shooter (FPS) lovers! Urban Terror might be just for you! Build upon Quake III Arena open source code, Urban Terror features game-play that is almost similar with Counter-strike, except better graphics and is updated to meet the needs of today’s computer graphic hardware demands. Best of all, the game is free!

You can download Urban Terror from its official website and start fraggin’ now!

Backup your Windows Driver easily with DriverBackup!

Windows users who are going to format their computer need not to worry about searching for hardware drivers anymore with DriverBackup! utility.

An easy to use utility, DriverBackup! searches for your hardware drivers in your windows operating system and let you select which of the drivers that you wished to archive, in order to be use later in new Windows installations.

drivers backup!

Why DriversBackup!? because it is a pain in the ass to search for free hardware drivers,

Driver for Wireless USB – Winbond W89C35 VID-0416 PID-0035

Here is the Windows XP driver for Winbond USB WiFi dongle with PID/VID 0416:0035. This driver enables the device to be use under Ubuntu operating system with ndiswrapper.

You can download the driver here – Winbond USB WiFI IS89C35 Winxp Driver

I included this driver on my blog post because there are many websites out there offering bogus drivers for this device, which are very annoying when you need the to use the device in a hurry.

Time to get a new mouse

Darn, guess I’ve to get myself a new mouse. Among most the things I hate to replace, I hate getting a new mouse the most. Probably it going to take me some time to get use to a new mouse in order to be more productive.

The current mouse still works, but its left button seems a little bit “trigger-happy” and I’m having trouble to perform drag+selecting text action. This might impair me when I’m manipulating graphics too.

Oh well better get a new mouse btw rather than complaining, probably I should get a new keyboard too..