Archive for the 'Worm' Category

Mac OS X Trojan catches Sophos’ eye

Two very recent article point out what most security people know and the rest should know – NO technology, especially computers connected to any network, are completely secure! An article here points this out: "It appears there is a new backdoor Trojan in town and it targets users of Mac OS X. As even the malware […]

Anti Virus/Anti Spyware Suite Shootout Results

Here are the results of a very well done study on the effectiveness of current anti-virus/anti-spyware suites.Review of the review here.The top of the current list is Nortons latest suite.They did not test Microsoft’s new/updated foray into this arena – their Freeware solution;Microsof Security Essentials.As I have mentioned previously I have been a fan of Norton […]

Bogus and Malicious emails

Here is a reminder. Let’s all keep ourselve and our data and systems safe.I have just recently seen numerous emails comming in supposedly from UPS containing trojan/infected files!!If you are not expecting and ‘EXPLICIT’ file in an email from a TRUSTED person. DO NOT OPEN/RUN OR DOWNLOAD IT!!Info on some here. Legitimate vendors – eBay, […]

Conflicker Protection

The hype and realities of the Conlicker Worm. Yes folks, this is very dangerous worm. In fact Microsoft is offering a bounty for the capture and prosecution of the author!But once again it’s spread is caused by all the usual suspects – un-patched systems, out of date Antivirus and Antispyware software and POOR computing practices. […]

Let’s Kill Some Spyware!!

I recently had to help some people remove some serious spyware/malware/virii.No normally if I can’t ‘kill’ the bad stuff fairly quickly. I will simply get the persons ‘data’ – documents, pics, music etc. – off the machine and then delete the partitions. wipe the drives, re-format and re-install the operatiing system clean.But sometimes in a […]