Wednesday, May 30, 2007

IM Threats Increase Dramitically

IM threats increase over 70% since last year, averaging a new threat every day. Read & Discuss Here

Two Good Reads: Google Security Efforts & Firewall Testing

Google has recently rolled out a security blog and released a technical paper and now the just bought out an anti-malware company as well. And one of their employees wrote a cool app for webmasters to check and see if their sites have
malicious code.
Read & Discuss Here

And I stumbled upon a neat write up showing a bunch of firewall testing tools to see how secure you really are. Read & Discuss Here

Digg links for both on respective page.

URL Phishing Flood & New Image Spams

Read about the latest image spam technique and about how phishers try to flood phishing filters with a huge jump in URLs since last month in the forum. Read & Discuss Here

Sunday, May 27, 2007

InfoStealer Trojan Injects Code To Fool Users

Users who routinely adhere to good security behavior and type in urls to their banks as opposed to following links can be duped into giving their info anyway. It seems as tho the creators of this malware have injected to to add fields for additional info. They never cease to amaze me in their abilities to circumvent almost any sort of barrier put up. The good folks at Symantec provide anlysis. Read & Discuss Here

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Interesting Entries In The Forum

Read about the man who owns the Internet, its pretty interesting.

Then there is the big deal about Dell & Google, they are making money installing some 'extra' software.

Speaking of Dell, you will soon be able to buy them at Walmart.

And a lemon law for computers?

Finally for some laughs watch some funny techy videos.

Don't forget to take the time to comment on what you see, I'm always interested in seeing what people like and don't like.

Monday, May 21, 2007

WinPatrol 100 Best Products Of '07

Another great achievement for my good friend BillP, developer of WinPatrol.
Scotty has been awarded as one of
Top 100 Best Products Of 2007 by PCWorld

Check it out.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Zango & Value Click In The News Today

As it's turning out, ValueClick has given me reason to make an entire thread dedicated to their recent activities with rogues. It will be updated as news warrants. Just today there are two items posted by MS MVP Mike Burgess on his Hosts News. You can read about those here

And in Zango news, they recently filed a lawsuit against PCTools. But upon further investigation by Sunbelt researchers, it appears that all is not as clear and concise as Zango would have you believe. What a shocker, huh? More on that here

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

DeskMate Casino Vendor Threatens Spybot

Casino software vendor threatens Spybot group because they detect their software. It appears to be installed via malware. But they don't seem to care. I bet you can't guess what Spybot gang told 'em? Read & Discuss Here

MS May Security Bulletin

Published May 8 2007

Summary
This bulletin summary includes security updates for newly discovered vulnerabilities.


Critical:7 Read More Here

Monday, May 07, 2007

Poll, Vid & Comments On Crapware

I've set up a new poll in the forums. It has to do with 'crapware'. You know, the extra junk software new PCs come with from OEMs such as Dell, Gateway and HP. There is a video from CNET too. Watch the vid, take the poll and add your own comments

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Rogue\Suspect Anti-Spyware List Updated

Eric Howes has updated the Rogue\Suspect Anti-Spyware List. Just click the link to the right to view the latest additions.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Trojan Poses As Activation Screen

Well the malware authors have really outdone themselves here. This trojan presents a MS looking blue boot up screen and asks for your CC info. Decline it, and the PC reboots. Read More Here