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Dangerous web searches

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Don’t go there. There are a lot of rogue downloaders hiding in those links. Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, speaking at the UBS Media and Communications Conference in New York, said the Tiger Woods sex scandal was a better traffic generator than the death of Michael Jackson, according to the ZDNet blog.

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The biggest rogue family

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The third generation of WiniGuard gets a new clone every 48 hours A new rogue security product called IGuardPC, is the 50th clone of the WiniGuard family of rogue security products. That makes WiniGuard the largest rogue family ever. The WiniGuard family began in September of 2008. Operators behind it have added variants that has […]

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Naked elves distract nerds

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What’s the best way to distract an online gamer while you drop some undesirable files onto their system? We saw what’s probably a pretty effective method today in Troj/Lneage-A. This particular Trojan leaves the user viewing a slideshow of topless elves while it drops a file designed to steal their gaming info. Given that the […]

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Security hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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Adobe is currently investigating a new security hole in Reader and Acrobat. Cybercriminals are currently spamming emails with prepared documents which lead to an infection of the computer with malware. The PDF document abuses a buffer overflow in a new place within the Adobe programs. There is a JavaScript object included in the PDF which […]

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Tiger still hot stuff

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Despite talk of Tiger Woods’ sponsors “limiting his role” in their advertising campaigns, he is still very much hot stuff when it comes to search engine queries which means he’s still a viable target for the malware writers. We can see that Tiger Woods related searches are still being poisoned with malicious results using Search […]

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New wave of SQL Injection Attacks

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Reports have reached us of a fresh SQL injection attack that has compromised many websites – a google search of the malicious iframe nets over 100000 hits. As is typical, the iframes lead to more html pages that load yet more iframes that contain obfuscated Javascript that attempt to exploit the unfortunate visitor. A successful […]