Tag Archive | "viruses"


10 September 2006 | 4,821 views

What Responsibility do Anti-Spyware Researchers Have?

Ethical debates are always interesting, and people have gotten in trouble lately for reverse engineering and various other branches of research. This is a fairly old topic, but as I’m clearing out some old drafts, I still find it an interesting one. There’s been an ongoing debate in security circles concerning how security researchers should [...]

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06 September 2006 | 5,871 views

Charity Computers May Fuel Malware Wars

Sometimes doing good can help bad things propagate, sometimes it’s good to consider the big picture and the repercussions of your charitable actions. This is a case where such logic rings true. Programs to send PCs to third world countries might inadvertently fuel the development of malware for hire scams, an anti-virus guru warns. Eugene [...]

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17 August 2006 | 4,858 views

Bot Herders Go After MS06-40 Exploit

Malware herders are speeding up, the first wave is already here for MS06-40. It’s basically a variant of some old malware suited to the new vulnerability. Same old story then, same packer, technique, new exploit. Same as the days of autorooters. It’s basically the Mocbot trojan that was used in the Zotob worm attack in [...]

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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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30 May 2006 | 4,710 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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17 May 2006 | 5,399 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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22 February 2006 | 5,369 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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