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October 29, 2011  2:39 PM

Beware of Halloween tricks



Posted by: Ken Harthun
hackers, halloween, Malicious Website, Malware

The bad guys love to trick people into downloading their malicious garbage and will use just about any tactics to do so. It's Halloween season, so people will be searching for all kinds of scary stuff to decorate, dress up and generally celebrate the creepy. The hackers know this and have started...

August 21, 2011  5:20 PM

Browsers: Who’s the safest of them all?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Malicious Website, Malware, Safari, Security

How safe is your web browser?...


May 29, 2011  1:35 PM

Huge Spikes in Malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Epsilon breach, Malicious Website, Malware

According to the good folks over at Sunbelt Security (now owned by GFI), an incredible 73,000 new types of malware are being issued every day, a 26% increase over last year's figures. Between this and the recent security breach at Epsilon, I am noticing a huge increase in my own spam levels. One of...


May 28, 2011  1:12 AM

Wire Fund Transfer Trojan



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Fraud, Malicious Website, Malware, Security, Trojan

Got an interesting email this morning purportedly from "alerts@federalreserve.gov" with "Your Wire fund transfer" as the subject. Here's a screen shot:

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July 19, 2010  1:28 AM

Sunbelt’s ClearCloud DNS Sneak Peek



Posted by: Ken Harthun
ClearCloud DNS, DNS spoofing, Malicious Website, OpenDNS, Sunbelt Software

Sunbelt Software, maker of Vipre Anti-Malware software, is about to release a new DNS service, ClearCloud DNS, that is designed to prevent users from  inadvertently accessing dangerous websites. The service is so new, that Sunbelt hasn't even finished building their website about it. As I write,...


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