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  1. This turned out to be a very strange one. tumri.net is an old piece of crapware, but it appears to have a newer twist. A client has the latest version of AOL. He has used AOL for the 20 +/- yrs and never had anything bad installed through AOL so he never was interested in using anything else. Recently though, his bank told him that AOL was not secure enough, and that he should try using Firefox or Google Chrome if he wants to use online banking. He also last night was looking at emails from folks he gets emails from frequently and ended up getting constant popups from tumri.net plu
  2. Symantec finds Linux wiper malware used in S. Korean attacks
  3. Here's an interesting article from Ask Leo today... http://ask-leo.com/whats_in_it_for_the_creators_of_malware.html?awt_l=9kKfx&awt_m=J5e3tymPeZdfbL
  4. New Iranian malware will wipe your data. PANIC? - Computerworld Thanks, Richi Jennings for the heads up!
  5. Emails with Malware URLs - Fran's Computer Services Blog Much more in the Fran's Computer Services blog posting.
  6. V.T. Eric Layton

    Internet Scam - Ransomware

    I pulled this UGLY thing off a client's Win 7 system today. It got right past a fully updated McAfee with no trouble at all. My suspicion is that it was picked up from a bad torrent download. I noticed that this woman's children had numerous offshore illegal music and video download site shortcuts on the desktop. I'll be advising her about this tomorrow. After a manual cleaning using Porteus from a thumb drive and then a final cleaning (once I was able to boot into Windows again) using Malwarebytes and Ccleaner, the system seems to be relatively crud free and stable once again. No data was
  7. New 'Dockster' malware targets Apple computers - Computerworld Dockster Mac malware found on Dalai Lama-related website - Sophos - NakedSecurity
  8. Mac Malware Targeting Unpatched Office Running on OS X – eWeek As noted in the Fran's Computer Services blog posting: Virus Bulletin has a Glossary entry for shellcode noted above:
  9. V.T. Eric Layton

    Windows Premium Guard - Malware

    A friend whose system I had just revived/refurbished a few weeks ago, came by yesterday with his tower in the back seat of his car. He was complaining about how the anti-virus program I put on his system kept nagging him to purchase a premium version. Hmm... I only installed MS Security Essentials on his system and it does NOT nag. Turns out my friend must have been surfing some naughty sites somewhere because he was the victim of a drive-by installation of Windows Premium Guard, which doesn't guard against anything, actually. It's a trojan that infects your system with loads of nasties. I
  10. Don't Lose the Internet in July! FBI Repeats DNSChanger Warning - PCMag By Damon Poeter More in the article
  11. New, sneakier Flashback malware infects Macs Computerworld More at the 2 page article at Computerworld above. I did a follow up article about this on my FransComputerServices Blog here with some alternatives to heavy handed antivirus programs with real time scanning. At least at this time with Macs.
  12. For years and years now I've been hearing and reading conflicting information regarding viruses and malware threats to the GNU/Linux operating system. I often run across hardcore MS Windows proponents who say that there are threats out there. I see Linux fans saying there are NOT threats of any kind. I see BIG BIZ AV companies that are trying to scare GNU/Linux users into buying their products by exaggerating the threats that are out there. What is the truth? Here are a couple of not-so-definitive articles, but based in fact, I believe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Viruses h
  13. Lessons for IT, Apple in Flashback brouhaha - Computerworld It's clear that OS X is now a target of malware purveyors By Ryan Faas April 16, 2012 06:54 AM ET Excellent and well rounded article by Ryan Faas. He doesn't pull any punches which is I think a good thing. This type of article is very important if Apple is to grow up in this malware infested world we live in. They need to be open, honest, and quick to respond. ALWAYS! This is the type of scrutiny Microsoft had to endure when it was being foolish about malware in the beginning as well.
  14. Please read and comment on this topic on the original thread located HERE. Thank you! ~Eric Link fixed. It was supposed to point to the thread in Security & Networking. Thanks, Roger.
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