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

Software Package Supplied By Lenovo Contained Malware

November 19th 2008 in Uncategorized

Yep, yet another quality assurance/security procedure breakdown.

Via Cyberinsecure:
http://cyberinsecure.com/software-package-supplied-by-lenovo-contained-malware/

And ZDNET:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2203

“The malicious file was identified by Microsoft as Win32/Meredrop, a Trojan dropper that is used to install and execute multiple malicious executables on an infected computer. Other anti-virus vendors are detecting the threat as a virus or a porn dialer.”


Comments are closed.

Edit: BTW, it is Spaces and Hotmail – I haven’t seen the malvert at Skydrive yet.
Kimberley saw the first one, a malvertizement featuring perfectmatch.com:

I have discovered another malvertizement featuring IMIN – we have seen this advert several times in recent days in different places:

Details of hijack:
IMIN malvertizement undetectable using adopstoolshttp://www.adopstools.com/index.asp?page=quicklink&id=j5WPzf37aZeMUVbT
Encrypted dynamic text […]

Previous Entry

This announcement was posted to the IE Team Blog a short while ago: “We will release one more public update of IE8 in the first quarter of 2009, and then follow that up with the final release. Our next public release of IE (typically called a “release candidate”) indicates the end of the […]

Next Entry

Archives