Archive | Malware


31 May 2006 | 6,397 views

Barclays Rolls Out Free Anti-Virus Protection for Customers

The shocking statistic first, “56% of consumers do not have active anti-virus on their PCs”, ok not that shocking but still a bit worrying. Allthough asking if your average user doesn’t protect themselves on the internet conjures up images of the pope squatting in the woods. The basic F-Secure anti-virus product protects against viruses and [...]

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31 May 2006 | 6,454 views

Fake Microsoft Patch – BeastPWS-C

If you receive a e-Mail alert of a new patch for your Windows XP OS, think again before opening the link present on the message. The spammed emails, which purport to come from patch@microsoft.com, claim that a vulnerability has been found ‘in the Microsoft WinLogon Service’ and could ‘allow a hacker to gain access to [...]

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30 May 2006 | 4,702 views

Viruses & Malware Monitored on a Dynamic World Map

F-Secure has an interesting new dynamic world map displaying the various threats and viral hotspots around the world. Viruses and antivirus software is always a big issue, especially for corporates. Shows how things are heating up when it comes to viruses, malware, trojans and so on. They make some nice antivirus software too. Check it [...]

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29 May 2006 | 6,063 views

Malicious Cryptography – Cryptology & Cryptovirology

I know this maybe old news for some of you, however, I just got the chance of reading this great article on Security Focus (it’s been 2 weeks since I add it to my Favorites) This two part article discusses some good points of Cryptology, more precisely in the field of Cryptovirology. Writing a virus [...]

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23 May 2006 | 3,374 views

Trojan for the Word Vulnerability in the Wild

We all knew it was just a matter of time until the ‘thing’ was out. PandaLabs has detected the appearance of 1Table.A, a malicious code that exploits a recently detected critical vulnerability in Microsoft Word, and which also affects versions of MS Office 2003 and XP. Microsoft confirmed today the existence of this vulnerability and [...]

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21 May 2006 | 7,719 views

What Next? The Poker Rootkit of Course!

Ok so the list gets even BIGGER, after the WoW Trojan, Trojan for World Cup Fans, Ransomeware and the buy a spyware kit story… Now we proudly present, the Poker Rootkit! For online poker players, this was always going to be a losing hand. A Trojan with malicious rootkit features hidden in a legitimate software [...]

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17 May 2006 | 5,392 views

No Your Car CANNOT get a Bluetooth Virus

It’s gone round and round and round, now cars have Bluetooth, that they can get viruses like Cabir, I’m sorry but if an Anti-virus company like F-Secure can’t infect a car with a virus, I don’t have much hope for the others. The rumours came from a Lexus story in SCMagazine (The story is no [...]

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14 May 2006 | 5,125 views

Open Source Blamed for Rootkits?

This is the biggest load of shite I’ve read this year I think. Rootkits are becoming more prevalent and difficult to detect, and security vendor McAfee says the blame falls squarely on the open source community. In its “Rootkits” report being published today, McAfee says the number of rootkits it has collected as malware samples [...]

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08 May 2006 | 6,387 views

McAfee Seeds Mac Virus Threat FUD

What a surprise, McAfee spreading FUD to sell more copies of their bloated AV software? Apart from the fact I think the whole AV model is flawed i.e. it can only protect against things the AV companies 1) know about 2) have written a definition for and 3) have delivered the definition to you – [...]

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07 May 2006 | 4,816 views

New Trojan Targets World Cup Fans – Troj/Haxdoor-IN

Ah, first we had the ransomeware, yesterday the trojan targetting WoW users, now we have the World Cup trojan.. It really must be Trojan season. A Trojan horse that poses as a World Cup wallchart has begun circulating on the net. The Haxdoor-IN Trojan horse is been spamvertised in messages, written in German, that purport [...]

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