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

“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

It pays to read the fine print (literally)

This is a new one: bribeware. They’ll pay you a dollar to install their product. Nice idea, but unfortunately in this case it comes bundled with malware. We detect it as C4DLMedia, a group of installers that include adware and agents that change browser home pages. It’s considered a “moderate” risk. I wonder if Microsoft…

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December 9, 2009 | by