ESET – Android Mobile Security product

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It is becoming more critical to protect mobile phone security and ESET (a leading security and AV firm) has just developed a new beta version as noted below ESET – Android Mobile Security product http://blog.eset.com/2011/04/28/eset-mobile-security-beta-for-android-is-here QUOTE: As I have blogged about the Android platform a recurring comment has been “When will ESET have protection for […]

President Obama Birth Certificate and FAKEAV attacks

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Major news stories like the Royal Wedding are often used to trick users into selecting links that will automatically download malware.  Please be careful on anything you select. President Obama Birth Certificate and FAKEAV attacks http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/obama-birth-certificates-and-rogue-av.html QUOTE: You probably saw that whole “Obama birth certificate” thing yesterday. You’re also aware this means hunting around for […]

McAfee Virus Scan DAT 6329 False Positive

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A workaround has been published for this false positive affecting SAP connectivity software. McAfee Virus Scan DAT 6329 False Positive https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71739 http://isc.sans.edu/diary/McAfee+VirusScan+Enterprise+False+Positive+Detection+Generic+dx+yxk+in+DAT+6329/10783 QUOTE: McAfee Labs have issued an alert that McAfee VirusScan DAT file 6329 is returning a false positive for spsgui.exe. This is impacting SAP telephone connectivity functionality McAfee have a work around for […]

MSRT – Second release during April 2011 to fight Afcore botnet

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Microsoft released a special Malicious Software Removal Tool update on Tuesday to better eradicate the Afcore botnet.  This is described below: MSRT – Second release during April 2011 to fight Afcore botnet http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/04/microsoft_issues_extra_malware.php http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/04/26/a-second-msrt-release-in-april.aspx http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894199 QUOTE: The 4th Tuesday of the month is also a Patch Tuesday, though lesser-known. Microsoft issues non-security updates on […]

SONY Playstation Network compromised by hackers

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Sony is currently evaluating it’s PSN services to determine the scope of a recent security breach by unauthorized users. SONY PSN Service Outage http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/04/26/psnqriocity-service-update/ http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/04/27/clarifying-a-few-psn-points/ SONY PSN Blog to track future developments http://blog.eu.playstation.com/ SONY PSN Service Outage FAQ http://faq.en.playstation.com/cgi-bin/scee_gb.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?locale=en_GB&p_faqid=5593 QUOTE: Sony takes information protection very seriously and will continue to work to ensure that additional […]

Facebook – Avoid the New “Messenger” Application

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Trend Micro reports that a new application called “Facebook Messenger” is being presented to users. Please avoid this malicious attack and be careful of any link or application presented to you in this social networking environment. Facebook Events, Credits, and Passwords Being Used for Attacks http://blog.trendmicro.com/facebook-events-credits-and-passwords-being-used-for-attacks/ QUOTE: Facebook has expanded its range of service offerings, […]

FAKEAV – Advanced DLL-based attacks return in the wild

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Trend Micro documents that DLL based FAKEAV attacks are circulating in the wild and that these infected systems are challenging to clean. Fourth Generation FAKEAV DLL Based attacks return in the wild http://blog.trendmicro.com/dll-based-fakeav-returns-in-the-wild/ QUOTE: One of the early generations listed in the paper can be recalled as the DLL-based FAKEAV (4th Generation) — a FAKEAV group […]

Fake Blog for Kate Middleton offers Fake AV malware

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Sunbelt documents a fake blog site related to the Royal Wedding is actively loading FAKE AV attacks. Fake Blog for Kate Middleton offers Fake AV malware http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/kate-middleton-has-blog-and-some-fake.html QUOTE: When she isn’t waving at babies, mingling with the commoners or appearing on Tumblrs she likes to set down some thoughts on her blog. She also wants […]

Microsoft – How to submit suspicious malware entries

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Microsoft recently updated procedures for submitting suspicious entries for evaluation as follows: Microsoft – How to submit suspicious malware entries http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939288/en-us?sd=rss&spid=12632 QUOTE: When you suspect that a file or a program is malicious, you can send the file to the Microsoft Research and Response team for analysis. Malicious files or programs (malware) may include viruses, […]

SQL Injection Attacks – Corporate need to address weaknesses

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SQL Injection attacks are a method where attackers can seed malware on a vulnerable site that may not be programmed with effective controls.  Sometimes input strings can be manipulated allowing unauthorized objects to be written to a public area on the server.  These objects can then be scripted in attacks so that users are redirected […]


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