Spyware Sucks
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Ok, that’s funny

April 24th 2013

Note, laughing at this does not indicate support for, or approval of, the act of punching a cat in the face (or any animal, or human, for that matter)

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Just like the Boston explosion spam…

April 18th 2013

Now the lowlifes are focusing on the Texas explosion.   First, the email Yes there is a video, but there is also something else… – an iframe that loads content from another site… They try to be tricky, displaying a message on the web page “Unexpected error. Please, try again later”.   But as you […]

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MalwareBytes breaks Windows computers

April 17th 2013

Cite: http://blog.malwarebytes.org/news/2013/04/yesterdays-database-update-issue/ Fix advice: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=125138   If I’m reading the advice properly, the “fix” is basically to transfer all files in the Malwarebytes “Quarantine” folder to their original locations. Doesn’t this mean that *real* bad files already in the Quarantine folder could potentially also be restored?

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And, here come the Boston bombing spam

April 17th 2013

You don’t want to go there… Screenshot of sample email Network traffic at URL – there is Youtube content, but that’s not all – check out the other content being pulled from techpourri.com, and the highlighted EXE Antivirus tests make it clear that something is not right with that exe, which during tests was seen […]

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More info about the java changes

April 16th 2013

Cite: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2013/04/16/how-to-protect-your-computer-against-dangerous-java-applets.aspx

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Java changes .. worth being aware of

April 16th 2013

ISC has a nice write up: http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Java+7+Update+21+is+available+-+Watch+for+Behaviour+Changes+/15620   Note that the warning screens are not “click thru” (that is, you need to enable a check box before acknowledging the alert). A small, but important, layer of protection.

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FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges Against Software and Rent-to-Own Companies Accused of Computer Spying

April 15th 2013

“Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved nine final orders settling charges that seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm and its two principals spied on consumers using computers that consumers rented from them. The companies used software to take screenshots of confidential and personal information, log customers’ computer keystrokes, […]

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Umm, what?

April 8th 2013
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Are you sure about that Trillian???

April 3rd 2013

Was Trillian even around 43 years ago???  

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