Archive for the 'Trojan' Category

Zero Day Adobe and Microsoft Exploits

Adobe has released (for the second time this month) an emergency update for its widely used Flash Player to combat active attacks that exploit a previously unknown security bug that hackers are actively exploiting to surreptitiously install malware on end-user computers. Attackers are already exploiting it! Please apply this patch and stay secure. If your […]

BlackPOS breach

So here is a story about the recent MASSIVE thefts at Target Neiman Marcus and other retailers. What is by far the most scary is this line, “…said it was possible for Target and Neiman Marcus to be hacked after the software tried several easy passwords to remotely hack the stores’ registers, and added that […]

CryptoLocker news

Okay folks, here we go again. More ransomware is spreading and it can hit you. [Ransomware comprises a class of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. Some forms of ransomware encrypt […]

Terrifying new Ransomware

This is here some scary sh%t. I know I sound like this guy about backing up your entire systems to ‘offline/removable’ media but I’ll keep on saying it. This nasty is spreading fast on corporate networks. Scary thing is it still uses social engineering and poor user training/safety methods to launch/install. It usually arrives as […]

Avoid Internet Doomsday: Check for DNSChanger Malware Now

Some background: The DNS system is a network of servers that translates a web address — such as http://www.google.com — into the numerical addresses that computers use to locate actual websites, computers and servers. It is known as the Internet’s phone book, which translates URLs to the IP address for the server hosting the Web […]

Another Flashback Variant – 2nd in two days!

Hey Mac users who still haven’t taken the hint and update your systems’ security there’s yet another version of the Flashback Trojan for you to enjoy. It infects unprotected Macs in the same way Flashback.K did, through a Java applet exploit, and installs itself without the need of your password. And, just as its predecessor, […]

OK Mac guys here we go again!

There’s Another Mac Trojan Spreading Via Microsoft Office documents and email attachments. The Trojan apparently spreads through infected Office documents, and it’s in “active stage”, which means that it searches through documents on infected machines. Please note that this is a very sophisticated and malicious attack that not only ‘infects’ your machine but also installs […]

Mac Fanboys and Girls let the terror start

UPDATE: There is now a simple tool you can use to check to see if you are infected by this Trojan. So far they are finding more and more people with it! The tool is called, appropriately enough, the FlashbackChecker tool. You can get that here. Download and run it and see if you are […]

New Flashback Trojan Infecting Macs NOW

A new Mac Trojan that can now infect your computer from little more than a visit to a website AND requires NO PASSWORD TO INSTALL is making it’s rounds and promises some scary things! The exploit was patched in February for MS Windows systems, however Apple has yet to release one for OSX. Read more […]

More Scareware going around–Fake disk errors and hidden files.

More security news. There is another round of Scareware/Trojans going around that trick users into infecting their machines http://bit.ly/zqaBJK and then ransoming a fix for money. This new threat, named "Trojan.HiddenFilesFraud.A" by Bitdefender’s researchers, hides all files and folders on your machine and disables some standard keyboard shortcuts so you can’t un-hide them. To further […]