Free Software Tests for Bot Infections

PineApp has released a free zombie test that can instantly discover whether an organization’s computer network might be an unwitting spamming machine — a “zombie” or “bot” — that can send thousands of infected spam messages to other networks—without its knowledge. As a global provider of appliance-based solutions for email and network security, PineApp Corporation (http://www.pineapp.com) has created the free diagnostic tool—Zombie Detection System™ (ZDS™)—to determine if a network is infected. Organizations can simply go to http://www.rbltest.com/, enter the IP address and get an instant analysis. http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=137353

2 more kitty (storm worm) gone undetected by many scanner

I received similar email last week where 15 out of 32 malware scanners will detect or trigger an alert if found or being downloaded in the system. Today, I got 2 more kitty greetings.  Result is 10 out of 32 scanners will detect or trigger an alert:   Preview of emails: Whenever I send file to VirusTotal.com I always let them distribute the sample to AV companies so they can add it to their detection.  Let’s hope those will be detected soon as it is out-there. Users need to make sure they are patched, they have the security tool configured … Continue reading 2 more kitty (storm worm) gone undetected by many scanner

What about Trojan Horse?

Trojan Horse – A program that neither replicates nor copies itself, but causes damage or compromises the security of the computer. Typically, an individual emails a Trojan Horse to you-it does not email itself-and it may arrive in the form of a joke program or software of some sort.  A Trojan horse can be considered a virus if it is widely redistributed. Prevention: 1.  Patch your system.  Visit Windows Update website and make sure that critical updates are installed in your system. 2.  Verify that all important patches are properly installed by visiting Pedestal free web-audit.  You can also install any … Continue reading What about Trojan Horse?