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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 […]

Topic: Countermeasures, Legal Issues, Malware, Security Software

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

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 […]

Topic: Apple, Countermeasures, Malware, Security Software

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Windows Hacking

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