Archive | Malware


06 May 2006 | 13,700 views

New Password Stealing Trojan Targets WoW Players

It really does seem like the Malware/Spyware folks are really into making money nowdays, what with $15 spyware kits and Viruses that place your machine under lockdown until you pay the ransom.. What happened to people just doing stuff for learning, for enhancement of knowledge, deep understanding..not a quick few hundred dollars. I have to [...]

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04 May 2006 | 4,528 views

AV Firms Say Windows Vista Security Claims are Bullsh*t

It seems the faith in Microsoft from the security industry is at an all time low, not surprising really with the amount of flaws that have been coming out in both the OS and the crapware forced upon its users like Internet Explorer Exploder. Anti-virus firms at Infosec say they expect Vista and IE7 to [...]

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28 April 2006 | 7,891 views

Trojan Writers Coding for Money – Freezes PC for Ransom

A new term has been coined, yes indeed.. Ransomeware That’s what they are calling this new threat, infects your PC then freezes it until you send some people some money. A new kind of malware circulating on the Internet freezes a computer and then asks for a ransom paid through the Western Union Holdings money [...]

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24 April 2006 | 6,526 views

DIY Spyware – Get Into it for just $15

I remember some time ago there was a VB virus creation kit, there’s actually quite a few. Yah I know, it’s extremely lame. But what to do, it seems less and less people can actually think nowdays, let along think of something original, or wow…even DO SOMETHING ORIGINAL? So what’s the big money maker now? [...]

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13 March 2006 | 30,377 views

VMWare Rootkits, The Next Big Threat?

Lab rats at Microsoft Research and the University of Michigan have teamed up to create prototypes for virtual machine-based rootkits that significantly push the envelope for hiding malware and that can maintain control of a target operating system. The proof-of-concept rootkit, called SubVirt, exploits known security flaws and drops a VMM (virtual machine monitor) underneath [...]

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09 March 2006 | 17,592 views

Windows Rootkits

Windows Rootkits are a big rarity in this modern web hacking tehnology… I won’t speak exactly about rootkits, because it’s impropriate to call them that way… why? Well rootkits are programs that aid you in getting access to root level users… So in the case we are using Windows rootkits we should call them admkits [...]

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06 March 2006 | 7,288 views

Anti-Spyware Software Wars – Can’t they get along?!

Last year, we noted how some security products could cause conflicts that would cause computers to lock up — but there’s another (less troublesome) trend that’s happening as well: security products declaring competing products as malware and removing them. Just a little over a week ago, the latest version of Microsoft’s anti-spyware offering declared Symantec’s [...]

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28 February 2006 | 44,914 views

US considers banning DRM rootkits – Sony BMG

Now after the huge Sony BMG Rootkit fiasco, this has become quite a hot topic, how far can vendors go to enforce their ‘Digital Rights Management’ (or Digital Restrictions Management as we like to call it), can they install a rootkit on your machine and hook into your OS? Can they take over your PC [...]

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27 February 2006 | 7,564 views

Malware Honeypot Projects Merge – mwcollect and nepenthes

Looking to streamline the collection of malware samples, two of the biggest honeypot projects mwcollect and nepenthes have merged operations. The two projects, which passively trap viruses, spyware and other forms of malicious software by emulating known vulnerabilities, will combine operations to develop a single malware collection tool, according to an announcement my mwcollect head [...]

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22 February 2006 | 5,368 views

Jan 2006 Virus and Spam Statistics

January at a glance: Vicious and Varied The numbers are indeed concerning: 19 new email-born significant virus attacks, of which a troubling 8 (42%) were graded “low intensity”, 7 (37%) “Medium Intensity” and 4 (21%) were massive attacks & a rare phenomenon for a single month. One outbreak of specific interest, consisting of 7 variants, [...]

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