Tag Archive | "sophos"


29 November 2012 | 1,528 views

Noted Chinese Hacker Wicked Rose Heading Antivirus Company Anvisoft

The latest scandal on the block, it seems like a noted Chinese hacker known as Wicked Rose or Withered Rose is involved with the Antivirus startup Anvisoft. The hackers real name is Tan Dailin and he was previously involved in the hacking of some US defence contractors. Anvisoft even posted on their official Facebook group [...]

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31 July 2012 | 1,075 views

Sophos Offers Free Android Antivirus App

Sophos seems to be a lot more aggressive recently when it comes to the consumer market, they used to be a hardcore enterprise only solution when they first started out. I guess they’ve realized where the money is. Back in 2010 they one of the first to come out with a free Antivirus solution for [...]

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22 June 2012 | 1,553 views

Windows XML Core Services Exploit Attacked In The Wild – CVE-2012-1889

Oh look, another serious flaw in Windows – and this one is really bad because it can be exploited directly in Internet Explorer. And even worse than that, this vulnerability is actually being exploited in the wild by cybercriminals – this shows it’s no longer a theoretical attack. Plus of course the fact, it’s actually [...]

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30 November 2010 | 9,488 views

Windows Vista & Windows 7 Kernel Bug Can Bypass UAC

Now this is not the first time Windows UAC has hit the news for being flawed, back in February 2009 it was discovered that Windows 7 UAC Vulnerable – User Mode Program Can Disable User Access Control and after that in November 2009 it was demonstrated that Windows 7 UAC (User Access Control) Ineffective Against [...]

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02 November 2010 | 10,502 views

Sophos Launches FREE Anti-Virus Software For Mac

Well most Apple users would tell you they don’t need anti-virus anyway, viruses and malware are a Windows problem – not something the hi-tech hipsters need to worry about. And let’s face it, even if you run Windows you don’t really need to run anti-virus either if you practice good web-habits. But with the amount [...]

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12 May 2010 | 8,466 views

New Argument Switch Attack Bypasses Windows Security Software

There’s been a lot of highly technical and most theoretical attacks lately, academic season really is in full swing. This is a very neat attack which is being labeled somewhere between catastrophic and mildly annoying depending on who you ask. It effects most of the major Anti-virus vendors, it’s called an argument-switch attack and leverages [...]

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05 November 2009 | 10,980 views

Windows 7 UAC (User Access Control) Ineffective Against Malware

There have been a few stories about Windows 7, even one about Windows 7 UAC before and now it’s officially on sale I’d expect there to be many more. As always malware and mass infections is a numbers game so the bad guys will always target the most popular and prolific operating systems to increase [...]

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29 April 2008 | 4,946 views

AV Firms Split Over Defcon Contest

Now this is a pretty interesting contest from the guys at Defcon, antivirus evasion! It’s a question that gets asked a LOT…how do I avoid AV? There are various ways to do it and I’ll be interested to see which are used in the contest, the most elegant solutions of course get better prizes. Security [...]

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27 August 2006 | 15,638 views

Sophos Offers Free Rootkit Detection Tool/Software

Ah, here at Darknet we have always been a fan of Sophos and the way they operate, a very efficient company and good to see good technical products still coming out of the UK! Another good move by them, they have decided to offer a free rootkit detection tool called Sophos Anti-Rootkit..Yah I know, not [...]

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21 June 2006 | 18,656 views

Google’s Orkut Hit by Data Stealing Worm – Mw.Orc

So just a few days about there was a new MSN Worm – BlackAngel.B, before that the Yahoo! e-mail worm, long before that of course the MySpace worm and a few others not notable enough to mention. And of course plenty of nasty Trojans. A new Internet worm capable of stealing bank details and other [...]

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