Archive for the 'Viruses' Category

Facebook Fan Check Virus

Monday, September 7th, 2009

There’s a rumor going around and a lot of unconfirmed information that a facebook application known as fan check is actually a virus. I’m seeing several claims that if someone becomes a fan of this facebook app (which the page claims is undergoing changes and currently unavailable)… well if someone becomes a fan in the [...]

Virus Warning – Email Subjects – IRS Notice – Important Information from the IRS

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

I’ve seen a couple of these emails today and wanted to give a post just to warn people that these are bogus and you should NOT follow the link suggested in the email. I HOPE no one reading this falls for it, but the “tax software update” that they are pushing is a virus. (SHOCK!) [...]

Watching out for MORE fake video codecs

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

sunbelt blog has yet MORE fake codec sites to watch out for. All are bad and should be AVOIDED… details after the jump….    Send article as PDF   

Would you like spyware with that? Apple too….

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

These stories come up from time to time. A free giveaway of some sort and it turns out that there’s spyware or a virus embedded, company gives a big “whoops” and fixes things by replacing them…. McDonalds had a promotion going where up to 10,000 people could win a flash based mp3 player they also [...]

Hiding malware may evade antivirus

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Sans had an interesting malware analysis this morning about a blob that appeared to be ascii text (gibberish) that was retrieved by a piece of malware. It turns out that the ascii text was a cleverly encoded exe file (windows executable or program file.) It took several iterations of their analysis to uncover the actual [...]

Google search for malware accessible to all…

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

The metasploit project is now hosting a malware search that uses Google. It essentially uses a binary google search technique that was referenced last week to find malicious files hosted on the web. Of course, this will be partly limited by Google’s indexing which recently has not been quite as thorough as before, but… all [...]

Another Microsoft Office Vulnerability

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Hot on the heels of the Microsoft Word patch there’s a new threat to Microsoft Office. This vulnerability is with Excel documents. According to the MS security response center blog, they’ve received one report of a system being attacked by a previously unknown vulnerability in Excel. The moral of the story is to be suspicious [...]

Web 2.0 could lead to virus 2.0…

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

The last couple days, there’s been a virus spreading making use of yahoo mail’s interface. Usually web mail is considered a fairly safe way to get email, but in this case all that was done was the user clicking on a malicious email and the virus ran. It appears that javascript/AJAX/Web 2.0 applications are going [...]

Another wolf in sheeps clothing to watch for

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Wolves in sheeps clothing are the label I give to those rogue antispyware, or antivirus programs that bring pests instead of protect against them, or are otherwise questionable in their tactics. Titan Shield seems to be a new threat on the block in this area, I haven’t seen it first hand yet, but it looks [...]

The Great Cyberwar

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

It went un-noticed by most people for a few years. After all, the ones that were affected were just those that were “asking for it”. Where to start. Let’s see, back in the day there were some that sent out messages to other peoples computers and even when people tried to stop getting the messages [...]


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