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, […]
I recently wrote a script that runs croned and port scans all of our servers daily. It saves the output and diffs it compared to the previous days and emails me as new ports open up. I think this will be a good way to detect new services and potential malware infection, but what about […]
Bruce Schneier just posted an interesting article on his blog entitled “Interview with an Adware Developer”.
This article reinforces many of the things I have been telling people for a very long time, but for whatever reason never sinks in.
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“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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
MSU just got a site license agreement with Eset for Nod32. This was at a time when the collective frustrations with Norton/Symantec Antivirus where at all time high. I have noticed over the years a few very prevalent problems with Symantec’s antivirus solution. 1. The updates don’t come as quickly and often as I would […]
As it turns out the trojan in the last post was trojan.Brepibot.L Symantec still has no defs for it so I did a pre-infection, post-infection comparison of a fresh xp install and found the offending registry keys and files and cleaned the machines that needed it.
I just received an email that looks fairly legit at first glance. It states that a rape occurred on campus (being that I work at a university this makes sense) and that attached you will find an image of the suspect as captured from campus CCTV. The attached file (suspect image.exe) very well may be […]