Archive | Malware


27 October 2011 | 11,189 views

Facebook Attachment Uploader Owned By A Space

Oh look – another vulnerability in Facebook! It wasn’t long ago we reported New Research Shows Facebook’s URL Scanner Is Vulnerable To Cloaking. Well this time the private messaging function has been compromised, you can attach an executable and send it to anyone as long as you put a space after the filename. It’s not [...]

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20 October 2011 | 12,631 views

German Federal Trojan (0zapftis/Bundestrojaner) Eavesdrops On Skype, IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger & More

It’s always good to have some news about government conspiracy theories, or in this case government propagated malware. The last case I remember reporting on was – Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture. Now whilst we wouldn’t quite expect that kind of oppressive behaviour from a country like Germany, they do [...]

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10 October 2011 | 16,968 views

New Research Shows Facebook’s URL Scanner Is Vulnerable To Cloaking

Oh look, Facebook security (or insecurity) is in the news again – not that this technique is anything revolutionary or ground-breaking. It’s basically a HTTP referer detection system for the Facebook URL scanner (the thing that generates the preview/thumbnail etc for links posted to Facebook). By detecting it, you can feed it something benign – [...]

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13 July 2011 | 10,855 views

French Company Intego Release First iPhone Malware Scanner

This is quite an interesting story as it’s very closely related to the story we published earlier this week – Malicious PDF Files To Exploit iPhone & iPad Zero Day In The Wild. Hot on the tail of that news is the first-ever malware scanning app for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad etc) from a French security [...]

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04 July 2011 | 12,390 views

Security Researchers Discover 4 Million Strong ‘Indestructible’ Botnet – TDSS/TDL

It’s been recently uncovered that there’s a HUGE botnet, which is extremely advanced and constantly evolving a variant of the ever popular (and usually quite advanced) TDL strain. We did write about a TDL variant earlier in 2010 – TDL AKA Alureon Rootkit Now Infecting 64-Bit Windows 7 Platform. TDL itself has been around several [...]

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23 May 2011 | 10,065 views

Malware Analyser v3.0 – A Static & Dynamic Malware Analysis Tool

Malware Analyser is freeware tool to perform static and dynamic analysis on malware executables, it can be used to identify potential traces of anti-debug, keyboard hooks, system hooks and DEP setting change calls in the malware. This is a stepping release since for the first time the Dynamic Analysis has been included for file creations [...]

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13 May 2011 | 14,724 views

Mac Malware Becoming a Serious Threat

Malware on the ubiquitous Apple platform has always been scoffed at by Mac users, and it was fair enough really. There weren’t a whole lot of Mac users so the effort to develop malware for the Mac platform really wasn’t worth it. The platform has exploded though with Macs being the weapon of choice for [...]

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06 April 2011 | 6,506 views

Google Chrome To Protect Users Against Malicious Executables

It looks like Google Chrome is stepping up to provide users with the most secure browsing experience. The browser has been built with security in mind since the beginning with it’s sandbox model and it escaped exploitation during the recent Pwn2Own contest. Now they are infringing on the area of anti-virus vendors and stepping up [...]

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07 March 2011 | 5,689 views

Google Removes ‘DroidDream’ Malware From Android Devices

Android must be getting popular! It’s always a test of a new platform or OS, when does it start getting serious malware targeting it? It seems like the time for Android is now, the news lately has been buzzing about the DroidDream malware that has been flooding the Android Market. Google pulled a number of [...]

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25 January 2011 | 14,840 views

Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS [...]

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