Hey Mac Users… The Honeymoon is Over.

I know, its sad.  I too am a die hard mac user. Today alone I have received 4 copies of an email with the subject line “2 Populaar Myths About Female Orgasms –  How to Become an Irresistible Lover” containing an attachment named “Preview.app Document”. I haven’t had a chance to analyse the .app yet, […]

This Week in Links: 12/31/07 – 1/6/08

Best of 2007 Gizmodo’s Most Popular Hits of 2007 LifeHacker.com – The Best of 2007 Roundup Break diabetes medicine.com – Top 10 Internet Videos of 2007 arstechnica.com – 2007: The year in review Search Security – Top 10 Security Headlines of 2007 Tech IANA and ICAN rolling out IPV6 on Root Name Servers Security Business […]

Chinese Hard Drive Manufacturer Embeds Trojan

“Around 1,800 of the portable Maxtor hard discs, produced in Thailand, carried two Trojan horse viruses: autorun.inf and ghost.pif, the bureau under the Ministry of Justice said.” “The affected hard discs are Maxtor Basics 500G discs.” “The bureau said that hard discs with such a large capacity are usually used by government agencies to store […]

Mac OS X Trojan in the Wild

There are reports of an in-the-wild Trojan horse program that targets Mac OS X systems.  Users are encouraged to visit malware-serving sites through spam messages in Mac forums.  The Trojan, which pretends to be a QuickTime plug-in, can hijack users’ search results, sending them to websites the attackers want them to visit. http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3595 http://www.scmagazineus.com/Trojan-targets-Mac-users/article/58290/ This […]

NoNav: Automated Norton and Symantec AntiVirus Removal Tool

It seems all too often that when uninstalling Symantec Antivirus you are stuck with a partially uninstalled product. In some cases bits linger in add/remove programs, in other cases MS Word stops working. Whenever it happens its a big pain to fix. A colleague of mine has received this tool direct from the Symantec technicians. […]