WaveEgreetings.com Scam? or Legit?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

This afternoon I received an email that said the following… Welcome to Midwave Products LLC! Congratulations Avery, This e-mail is to confirm your recent/successful WaveEGreetings.com order! Log in online and get instant access to hundreds of E-Greeting Cards! Billing Telephone Number: ********** As part of your service with the WaveEGreetings.com program, you will receive: Unlimited […]

Comment Spam

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Deleting TONS of comment spam that had slipped in unnoticed in the last couple months. I may have to generically disable pingbacks as well as comments. (Sad…) I hope I haven’t dumped legit comments in the purge, but…. really life is to short to spend too much time filtering it manually.    Send article as […]

Link spam surge….

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Spam spam spam spam…. the last couple days have been busy for the akismet spam plugin for my sites. They’ve been catching a lot of spam comments it appears. Many of them (the comments) seem to be filled with links to forum posts. I’ve noticed several have been shut down at this point. It’s not […]

AVG antivirus false positive

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Incidents.org has some reports of false positives reported by Grisoft’s AVG antivirus running on Windows XP (SP1)…. The false positive was with a file named C:\i386\REG.EXE which is a legit file from the Windows XP SP1 install. No other news or details on this as of yet.    Send article as PDF   

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 […]

Bad malware storms brewing

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

ADTMAG.com has an interesting article talking of the convergance of spyware and more sophisticated phishing attacks. They talk about the convergance of viruses and spam engines that happened in 2003 as a real shift in the dynamic of WHERE junk mail was coming from. Today botnets account for about 90% of the spam online, and […]

Microsoft Genuine Advantage phones home daily

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Microsoft says they need to do a better job about disclosing this, but the Genuine Advantage tool contacts Microsoft daily. It doesn’t do this to track your browsing or downloading habits, but to check and see if it’s ok that it’s still running. According to this article, they have some concern that it might not […]

Fake Google sites….

Friday, January 6th, 2006

You know you would think that www.google.most anything would be legit, but.. sunbelt has been given a heads up, that a site posing as Google Belarus (www.google.by) is not actually a google site. It has ads on the main page. Google is looking into legal options it sounds like.    Send article as PDF   

Removing items from MSCONFIG after WMF exploit

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

OK, so, I’m busy killing off running processes and fire up MSConfig to try to keep them from coming back on the next boot. To launch msconfig go to start, run… type in msconfig and click ok. The startup tab is where we’re looking for programs running at startup (makes sense…) This is a bit […]

Task Manager Suspicious Processes after WMF exploit

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

After getting into Task Manager I saw a number of suspicious processes. There were a lot of things running as my user that I didn’t recognize. kernels64.exe, vxgame6.exe, vxgame4.exe, mm4.exe, vxh8jkdq2.exe, netsh.exe, cmd.exe, winstall.exe, vxgamet4.exe, vxgame2.exe covers most of the list of suspect entries. netsh and cmd are both legit programs, but were likely being […]

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