May 25, 2011  1:28 AM

Apple Refuses to Help Victims of Mac Defender

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Apple, FakeAV, Mac, OS X, Security

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April 8, 2011  12:20 PM

Beware LizaMoon Rogue-AV

Posted by: Ken Harthun

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February 12, 2011  3:00 PM

Watch Out for “Tech Support” Scams

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, FakeAV, Fraud, Online Scams, Phishing

My reputation as a Geek often...

January 7, 2011  4:38 PM

PandaLabs Releases 2010 Annual Security Report

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber warfare, Cybercrime, FakeAV, Malware, Panda Security, Rogueware, Virus, Worm

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December 21, 2010  8:17 PM

Anatomy of an Attack: Four must-watch videos from Sophos

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, FakeAV, Malware, sophos, stuxnet, Video

These videos, produced by data protection firm Sophos, are very well done and give a real insight into the current state of cybersecurity. You'll also be presented with some related resources, including a very cool "Threatsaurus," a 120 page PDF that runs down the a-z of computer and data security...

August 16, 2010  12:05 AM

What the Heck is FakeAV?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
FakeAV, Fraud, Scam, Scareware

I'd love to have a dollar for every time I've had to clean off FakeAV junk from a PC and then (diplomatically) explain to the user that they've been tricked. "But Windows Security Center popped up and said my PC was infected," they cry. I feel for them; it's definitely a slimy trick by slimy...


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