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Here's how Angelina Jolie can crash YOUR computer system

August 02, 2013 18:38 IST

Here's how Angelina Jolie can crash YOUR computer system

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Two days after Forbes named her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie has become the unwitting star of a new malware campaign.


This new spam campaign, discovered by researchers at ThreatTrack Security Labs, takes advantage of that news to try to trick you into clicking on some malicious links, Discovery News reported.

The spam comes in the form of an email supposedly from CNN.

The subject line is “CNN: Forbes: Angelina Jolie tops list of highest-paid actresses” and the body of the email is a screen capture from the CNN Web page on the story.

Click any of the email’s links, and you’ll be prompted to download a file that looks like an Adobe Flash Player update (named “update_flash_player.exe”). But it’s really a piece of malicious software.

Once installed, the software will download another malicious program that ThreatTrack Security identifies as a variant of a Zbot/Zeus, a type of Trojan that steals banking information.

The Royal Baby was also recently used as malware linkbait in a very similar scheme, according to ThreatTrack.


Image: Gary Hershorn/Reuters


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Megan Fox pregnant again

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Megan Fox and hubby Brian Austin Green have confirmed they are expecting their second baby together.

The couple already have a 10-month-old son, Noah, and are very happy about having their second child together.

Leslie Sloane Zelnick, a representative for Megan confirmed that the 27-year-old actress is expecting her second child.

According to Contactmusic, the couple first started dating in 2004 and tied the knot in June 2010.

Fox had recently expressed her desire to give Noah a sibling to play with.


Image: Jason Redmond/Reuters


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James Cameron to make three Avatar sequels

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James Cameron is planning to keep the world of Pandora alive for some more time by bringing not two but three sequels to his mega blockbuster Avatar.

Cameron has hired screenwriters Josh Friedman of  War of 
the Worlds and Shane Salerno of Salinger fame to collaborate with him on the screenplays for the three films.

The three pictures will be filmed simultaneously with 
production beginning next year. The release of the first sequel will be in December 2016, with the second to follow in December 2017, and the third a year later.

'In writing the new films, I've come to realise that 
Avatar's world, story and characters have become even richer than I anticipated, and it became apparent that two films would not be enough to capture everything I wanted to put on screen. And to help me continue to expand this universe, I'm pleased to bring aboard Amanda, Rick, Shane and Josh -- all writers I've long admired -- to join me in completing the films screenplays,' Cameron said in a statement.

All the three films will be produced by Cameron and Jon 
Landau through their Lightstorm Entertainment banner.


Image: A scene from Avatar


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Jennifer Aniston at We're The Millers premiere

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Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of her new film We're The Millers in New York recently.

Star of the oddball comedy along side comedian/actor Jason Sudeikis and Emma Roberts, Aniston sparked pregnancy rumours in a satin dress and what looked like a baby bump.


Image: Jennifer Aniston
Photographs: Keith Bedford/Reuters

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Gordon Ramsay and Junior Masterchef

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Judge and executive producer Gordon Ramsay sits next to contestant Sarah at a panel for the television show Master Chef Junior during the Fox portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California.


Image: Gordon Ramsay
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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Simon Cowell's X-Factor

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Judges (from left to right) Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio, Kelly Rowland and Simon Cowell attend a panel for the television series The X Factor during the Fox portion of the Television Critics Association Summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California.


Image: X Factor judges
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

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