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

FTC versus Innovative Marketing etc – developments

January 27th 2011

The FTC announced today that Marc D’Souza and Maurice D’Souza will hand over $8.2 million in ill-gotten gains which is pretty much the entirety of money that they made from the scareware schemes that they participated in, or benefited from, years ago.  The money will be used to reimburse victims of the scam. In what […]

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Uh oh – malvertizing via ICQ

January 26th 2011

I think it is worthwhile to make some observations about comments/assumptions in the two articles I have seen so far about the ICQ incident. First, the securelist.com article: “The interesting thing about these cases is that the users were getting fake anti-virus browser pop ups while not actively using the computer. During our research we […]

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