Archive for January, 2009

Another bogus Flash Media Player

I see so many of these bogus sites that I rarely mention them anymore … but this one is a little different. As you can see below the images in the video is blurred, in order to trick the viewer into thinking they need this bogus update to your Flash Player … Now if you […]

MVPS HOSTS File Update January-08-2009

The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [January-08-2009]http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm Download: hosts.zip (145 kb)http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.zip How To: Download and Extract the HOSTS filehttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts2.htm HOSTS File – Frequently Asked Questionshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm Note: the “text” version makes a great resource for determining possible culprits … (610 kb)http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt Sign up for HOSTS file update noticeshttp://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/updates.htm

When Affiliates get hacked

While tooling around on Google Diagnostic I happened across the following: Now the site itself appears to be a legit affiliate site for Webroot’s SpySweeper … where all the links point to Webroot: hxxp://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/freescan.html?rc=5757 (URL disabled)I’m guessing the “rc5757” is the affiliate number? However the server itself has been hacked and several malicious scripts have […]

Sex , Lies , and Toolbars

This is a good one to start off the New Year … landing on the below site I was prompted with the following message … now being the skeptic I am … I figured this was a new tactic to get the visitor to install a Trojan.Codec type of file … much to my surprise I […]

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