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Tag archive: spyware

Arrests made in malware-click redirect scheme

A lot of you reading this are either aware or have encountered links to web sites that turned out to be fronts for hackers. This week, as reported by News.com, six people were arrested in Estonia for allegedly being a part of the creation of the malware program known as DNSChanger. The malware has infected over…

Microsoft rushes to fix Duqu zero-day exploit

Microsoft released a workaround to block a Windows kernel vulnerability recently found to be exploited by the installer for the Duqu virus, a Stuxnet-like worm discovered in October. The attack,discovered by Hungarian researchers, exploits a vulnerability in Windows’ TrueType font engine. A full fix for the problem is still pending, and will not be part…

Fake Firefox Message Leads to Spyware

New Firefox Scareware Alert What’s the latest scareware scam? When viewing a web page with this malicious code on it, it will detect your user-agent string from your web browser and display a fake Firefox security alert if you are using the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Internet Explorer users get the standard “My Computer” dialog…

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