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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...

September 18, 2011  3:38 PM

Beware of Mebromi rootkit

Posted by: Ken Harthun
BIOS, Malware, Mebromi, Security, Symantec, Trojan

This snippet from SANS NewsBites Vol. 13, No. 74, 16 September 2011:

Researchers have detected a rootkit that targets the BIOS, Master Boot Record (MBR), the kernel, and files of PCs. It has been at least four years since malware that focuses on BIOS has been found. Trojan.Mebromi adds...

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 "" with "Your Wire fund transfer" as the subject. Here's a screen shot:

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April 22, 2011  1:17 AM

Microsoft Launches Free On-Demand Virus & Malware Scanner

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Anti-malware, Malware, Microsoft, microsoft security essentials

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April 8, 2011  12:06 AM

OpenCandy – Benign Adware or Malicious Spyware?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
adware, Malware, OpenCandy, spyware

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March 27, 2011  5:50 PM

Malware Infection Flowchart

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Malware, Online banking fraud, Online Scams, Security

This image needs little explanation, but I want to thank Dave at for posting it in his forum. If you're not a member of that forum and a subscriber of the newsletter, you need to be. Here's what he had to...

March 23, 2011  12:10 AM

Japan Quake Spam Links to Malware

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Malware, Scam, Scripting

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January 31, 2011  11:50 PM

Facebook Security Threats Continue to Grow

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Fraud, Malware, Social Networking Hacks

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