Dangerous web searches

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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December 15, 2009 | by

The biggest rogue family

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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December 15, 2009 | by

Naked elves distract nerds

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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December 15, 2009 | by

Security hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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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December 15, 2009 | by

“OH” “OH” “OH”, Santa Delivering FakeAV Presents

Following on from the latest Captcha techniques used by the W32/Koobface worm, it seems that the malware authors have turned to Santa for help to deliver it’s nasty surprise which awaits Facebook users. The infection drops other trojans such as FakeAlert and leaves the user renderless. It all begins with a post on a user’s…

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December 14, 2009 | by

Tiger still hot stuff

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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December 14, 2009 | by

New wave of SQL Injection Attacks

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…

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December 11, 2009 | by

Rebranded rogue claims to be McAfee Secure certified

Internet Security 2010, It’s a rebranded clone of Advanced Virus Remover, a rogue security product. It’s one of your run-of-the mill rogues, using run-of-the mill scare tactics, except its payment screen contains a static graphic that imitates the McAfee Secure certification. A real “McAfee Secure” certification is a DAILY certification, it contains the date and…

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December 11, 2009 | by

Google Work At Home Scam

Lately, a Google work at home scam has been plastering its way throughout the Internet. The scam site is designed to look like a convincing news paper article and is currently circulating heavily through social networks (hacked and spam accounts) and ad networks. Example of the scam wall post on Facebook from a hacked account:…

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