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MultiAV and HJT...


September 26, 2016, 2:41 am

...provided by David Lipman and Trend Micro respectively. Are these free scanning tools still as popular/useful as they used to be during the WinXP era? Read more »

Anubis and Wepawet have shut down


August 18, 2016, 2:25 pm

Seems to have happened at some point from late March to early May this year. ------------------- http://anubis.iseclab.org/ We are discontinuing the Anubis and Wepawet services. Unfortunately, w... Read more »

"Chrome Update" from ailieseibulions.org


August 8, 2016, 3:41 pm

Somebody just called me with this one. They were in Chrome and a web page from ailieseibulions.org appeared with Chrome splashed on it and a file already downloaded. Of course, the page was tellin... Read more »

AV for Hudl l 2?


July 9, 2016, 6:13 pm

Wife has a Hudl 2 tablet and spends a lot of time playing games on it. I've a feeling that she clicks on a lot of things/junk that she would be better off not clicking on, but I don't really know.... Read more »

Avast Announces Agreement to Acquire AVG for $1.3B


July 7, 2016, 7:41 pm

Avast Announces Agreement to Acquire AVG for $1.3B It's alive! -- s|b Read more »

Does Kaspersky operate their own spam DNSBL?


June 27, 2016, 12:56 pm

Kaspersky has various security products for mail servers. These products include DNSBL facilities, and it seems that Kaspersky operates it's own DNSBL for this purpose. If this is true, I'm wonde... Read more »

Is the secret Intel Management Engine a hardware rootkit virus?


June 21, 2016, 8:01 am

Seems that way. Though, one person's virus is another person's feature. RL https://boingboing.net/2016/06/15/intel-x86-processors-ship-with.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Active_Managem... Read more »

How a Bad UI Decision From Microsoft Helped Macro Malware Make a Comeback


June 11, 2016, 2:28 pm

Because of the scorched earth policy I have on my corporate mail server when it comes to blocking huge sections of IPv4 address space, I get almost no direct-to-mx spam these days (while continuing... Read more »

What anti-virus product or device is responsible for this activity?


May 28, 2016, 3:58 pm

At $dayjob, we place a file (an .exe file) on our website and direct a customer at an ivy-league new-england university to download the file. We put a link to the file in an email and send it to h... Read more »

Ransomware maker TeslaCrypt shuts down after releasing master key


May 20, 2016, 2:24 am

Ransomware maker TeslaCrypt shuts down after releasing master key Ransomware makers TeslaCrypt have shut down after saying sorry for all the damage they caused. This move, which has allowed anti-r... Read more »

Anyone want a locky executable?


May 7, 2016, 9:31 pm

I got a spam on Thursday around 5 pm (I won't post the IP address the direct-to-mx spam came from, but it's from a large mid-western US university): ---------------- Return-Path: Received: f... Read more »

How to get legit software updates through gauntlet of institutional / corp...


May 7, 2016, 1:40 pm

At $dayjob, we've created some software over the years that performs rudimentary checks on our web server to see if there are any updates to download. At first, we simply munged the .exe extension... Read more »

VirusTotal Uploader -> Couldn't parse virustotal response!


April 10, 2016, 2:05 pm

When submitting a file to VT via a left-click send to virustotal VT uploader (2.2-beta), I occasionally get this error message: Couldn't parse virustotal response! I seem to get this whe... Read more »

Just got a new viral-spam payload (Androm / Outbreak / Sality)


April 7, 2016, 1:22 pm

This came in almost 3 hours ago: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/89e7c151213131873ecf2cd16ba6842e21c391201f9494c8f574d56b75172963/analysis/1460034005/ VT scan result 12/57 AegisLab Troj.W... Read more »

Kentucky Hospital Declares ‘Internal State of Emergency’ After Ransomw...


April 2, 2016, 3:38 pm

So this raises a few issues here. 1) My mail server at $dayjob is rejecting contact from 93% of in-use IPv4 addresses (out of 221 routable IPv4 /8 A-classes, I find that only 193 of them seem to b... Read more »

Require Multiple Data Modeler at Chattanooga, TN


March 29, 2016, 4:54 pm

Hello, We have opening for below position, please revert if any suitable resource is available. Position : Data Modeler (Multiple Positions) Type : 1+ mo... Read more »

0t---using 2016 GAGS engine


March 21, 2016, 12:00 pm

Hi, recently I flipped switches on my Galaxy Note 10.1 (Android 4.1.2 Jellybean)during what I believed was a friendly malware intrusion. The symptoms halted and now the Gmail accounts show sync di... Read more »

Malwarebytes screwed by Forum software vendor Invision Power


March 20, 2016, 1:10 pm

Malwarebytes recently upgraded their forum software by Invision Power and they failed to fully test it before they implemented it. They performed the upgrade on March 15 and the forum software s... Read more »

AV industry still pathetic at detecting Javascript (.js) locky email attac...


March 16, 2016, 3:27 pm

Just got a spam from 129.205.129.98 (somewhere in Africa looks like). Return path was my own email address (so on first glance it looked like I sent myself an email). Subject was simply Document1... Read more »

(Locky) Ransomware author's bravado shot down by release of decryption key...


March 15, 2016, 2:05 pm

So explain this. The last few locky spams I've gotten had .js files packaged as .zip. When you look for video examples of people messing around with locky exploit files (they're triggering the mal... Read more »

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DANGEROUS WEBSITE: www.driverguide.com


If you need drivers for your computer, DO NOT download them from this site. www.driverguide.com. You think you're downloading the driver. When you try to install the download, you go thru the normal... Read more »

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Google, Micro$oft threaten legal action against developers ad-blocking sof...


Here it is folks. Here is what I believe to be the first public indication that the ad-spewing corporate monsters, despite their revenue streams being aided by click fraud botnets, are being negat... Read more »

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Notice to Appear, from the Ximian Evolution spammer (2 viral samples, Oct ...


After 4.5 days of trying, the Ximian Evolution spammer finally found an IP address that I wasn't blocking and put this Notice to Appear between the uprights. My server rejected some 2250 SMTP conn... Read more »

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Registry-infecting reboot-resisting malware has NO FILES

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And I continue to ask why all AV/AM products are LAME, LAME I say, because they can't scan the registry of a drive that's been connected as a slave to a known/good system. At least in Windows 9x/m... Read more »

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[NEW] Roboscan Internet Security Free


Roboscan Internet Security Free: A promising entrant in free antivirus arena for both 32 and 64 bit systems by ESTsoft. http://www.techishare.com/security/roboscan-internet-security-free-a-promising... Read more »

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AV industry still pathetic at detecting Javascript (.js) locky email attac...


Just got a spam from 129.205.129.98 (somewhere in Africa looks like). Return path was my own email address (so on first glance it looked like I sent myself an email). Subject was simply Document1... Read more »

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There is no such thing as 100% Security

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What we want to show is there is no 100-percent security, he told Ars moments after unleashing code that remotely caused a high-end Asus laptop to open a calculator program. So even if you have a f... Read more »

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Avira Launcher broke


Is anyone having a problem with the Avira Launcher this morning? When I click the Avira icon in the notification tray the launcher pops up, but when I hover over the Free Antivirus button it says I... Read more »

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Lots of failure emails in my inbox this morning but why is it


+ User FidoNet address: 1:3634/12.42 al> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_job that's seems to be a good place to start ;) al> Do you use Telnet to connect to Fidonet? i can but i run my own BBS... Read more »