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May 14, 2012  4:04 PM

Apple’s security 10 years behind Microsoft’s?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Apple, Flashback Trojan, Mac, Security, Trojan

In light of the recent...

April 22, 2012  1:56 PM

WordPress sites responsible for Flashback attacks

Posted by: Ken Harthun
APT Attack, Flashback Trojan, Mac, Malware, Trojan

Researchers say that infected WordPress sites were the initial attack vector for the Flashback Trojan horse program. Anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 sites are thought to have been infected during February and early March with 85 percent of the infected machines located in the U.S. According to...

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...

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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March 30, 2011  6:55 PM

UPS Notification Spam

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Scam, Security, spam, Trojan

I can't believe that a somewhat savvy friend of mine asked me about this message. He was actually considering opening it. Some people will fall for anything. The first thing is that this message is very poorly written. Anyway, please inform your family and clients that this is bogus and contains a...

August 14, 2010  6:14 PM

Bogus Emails Look Legitimate, But Contain Malware

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Malware, Phishing, Trojan

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July 11, 2010  9:54 PM

How to Recognize and Avoid Email Scams – Part 3

Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Email security, IRS Phishing, Nigerian 419 Fraud, Phishing, Scam, Trojan

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April 21, 2010  12:36 AM

Cybercrooks Target Chrome with Bogus Extension

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Chrome, Google, Malware, spam, Trojan

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February 7, 2010  4:14 PM

Mozilla Missed Malware in Infected Firefox Add-ons

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox, Firefox add-on, Malware, Mozilla, Trojan

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September 29, 2009  12:58 AM

New IRS Scam and It Could Cost You More Than Taxes!

Posted by: Ken Harthun
data stealer, E-mail scam, IRS Phishing, keylogger, Security, Social Engineering, Trojan

You usually see this around tax season, but it seems the cyber-crooks have figured out that fear of the IRS is an evergreen topic.

US-CERT is aware of public reports of malicious code circulating via spam email messages related to the...

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