The latest rogue makes no obvious effort to appear to be much different than many of the other rogues. We need to be thankful these guys have a limited resource in their imaginations. Read More Here
Thursday, August 31, 2006
It would seem that McAfee SiteAdvisor has developed a bit of a hiccup with it's ratings system, or, perhaps their crawler has a bug in it.
These are obvious mistakes in the system somewhere. The SiteAdvisor group has been made aware of these mistakes and are taking action to correct them. It just won't be as fast as we would like.
I am rated as an 'Experienced Reviewer' and as such, my comments carry a little bit of weight in the ratings of sites. If you're aware of a site which needs some corrective commentary, be they good sites flagged as bad or visa versa, let me know and I'll work my mojo magic on them.
UPDATE: SiteAdvisor is attempting to whitelist these types of security forums and correct the problem.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Malware writers have out done themselves with this one. Variable DLs, dependant on browser. Hourly changes of said files from DL sites.
Rootkit detection tools don't detect in many cases. Fried test machines when researchers attempt analysis.
Oh and did I say there isn't really any fix for it yet? Well there is one, but it's not for the faint of heart or the technically challenged either.
Read More Here
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Yet another SmithFraud\Zlob variant has hit the streets.
They call this one VirusRescue. But rest assured the only thing that will be needing rescuing will be your sanity as you come to find, after being duped into purchasing this POS that your system is running ragged and you have al sorts of pop ups.
And the scumbags who created this thing then tried to post into a fellow security advisor's forum and defend the app.
Mistake. BIG mistake. HUGE even.
Then people like PG and Moore from Bluetack get their engines revved up and carnage ensues. Not to mention the kick ass reply from Security Cadets. But it's the good kind of carnage, the kind where the bad guys get their asses whooped.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Well it's been a few weeks and I have neglected this blog, sorry about that, here are some quick links to get you caught up.