Monday, November 27, 2006

No, you DON'T Need To Download That Codec!!

Codecs are all the rage these days with malware writers. They trick users into downloading them to watch content on a website. Then you get some nice adware bundles, the most popular seem to be of the Zlob\SmithFraud variant. Rest assured tho, they will also have some other fun stuff included. Read More and Discuss Here

MySpace + Fake Profile = Zlob\SmithFraud

Well Paperghost and the team at SpywareGuide have stumbled upon a scam on MySpace to infect users with a variant of Zlob\SmithFraud. Nice. MySpace users beware of any profiles wanting you to download anything to view something. Read and Discuss Here

Monday, November 20, 2006

Zango 1-2 Punched by 'Zealots'!!

Two great anti-spyware legends, Ben Edelman and Eric Howes team up to show proof that Zango has not lived up to their recent agreement with the FTC. Go figure.

And to think Zango has always been so candid and honest in all their other dealings when caught using less than ethical tactics. NOT!!

Read More & Discuss Here

Friday, November 17, 2006

In Forums

We have a couple of interesting threads in the forum. One about the latest trend by malware authors to get users to malware sites. Look for this to take off.

Another shows a Flickr slide show put together by Sunbelt Software of all the fake security warnings generated by a ton of rogue anti-spyware apps. Read more about both the aforementioned in the Countermeasures News Forum

Over in the Phishing and Spam Forum forum see what could happen when you open an E-Card and it's packed full of nasties.

Friday, November 10, 2006

PCButts, aka Internet Scumbag Thief Strikes Again

Well this time the target of Mr. Buttwipe is yet another security tool, created by an MS MVP. And of course he got caught due to his own stupidity.

Gotta love it when morons try to take credit for something and screw up.
Read More Here

Gromozon Authors Acknowledge Prevx By Trickery

It seems the Gromozon authors are a little annoyed at the good folks over at Prevx. They have now coded their Gromozon malware with a false claim that the developers at Prevx, are the authors of the infectious code, instead of the ones who have created a tool to remove it. Read More Here

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Zango & SiteAdvisor In The News

Some new items in the Countermeasures forum today:

  • Zango poll & news

  • SiteAdvisor Plus Released

Read More Here

Friday, November 03, 2006

FTC Nails Zango Scumbags For 3 Ml

The FTC has finally gotten those scumbags at Zango\180Solutions to 'admit' they are lowlife scumbags, and used less than ethical means of delivering their software. Of course paying 3 million dollars and stopping delivery of the software, in their eyes is no admission of guilt, now is it?? ROCK ON FTC!! Read More Here

Thursday, November 02, 2006

WinPatrol PLUS 30 Day Trial

BillP, creator of WinPatrol has decided to offer his users, or any users for that matter a trial version of their PLUS version. This is an excellent time to see just how well the program works and for a one time fee, you can't beat it. Read More Here