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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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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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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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Serious Symantec Anti-Virus Vulnerability

Apparently a gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec’s anti-virus software suite has been discovered that could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack. According to eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the flaw, the vulnerability could be exploited by remote hackers to take complete control of the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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