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Tag archive: virus

Built in anti-virus software for Windows 8?

Microsoft has been making a free anti-virus software available for a couple of years, in the form of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft has been bundling a program called Windows Defender with Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista, but it doesn’t really compare to a proper anti-virus product.tyou had to download it from the internet –…

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…

Microsoft confirms new Windows zero-day bug

Hackers can use malformed images to hijack XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 Computerworld – Microsoft today confirmed an unpatched vulnerability in Windows just hours after a hacking toolkit published an exploit for the bug. A patch is under construction, but Microsoft does not plan to issue an emergency, or “out-of-band,” update to fix the flaw….

Mac users should be concerned about virus’s

Earlier this month Sophos released a free version of their product for the Mac, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition.  Since then, they have been gathering data from their users. They recently released some statistics from the clients on their Naked Security Blog and found that users should be concerned about what might be hiding on their hard…

New Java trojan attacks Mac OS X via social networking sites

A new trojan horse has cropped up that affects Mac OS X (and Windows as well), primarily disguised as a video flitting around social networking sites. When users click an infected link, a Java applet is launched that downloads multiple files, including an installer that runs automatically without users’ knowledge. The Trojan, dubbed trojan.osx.boonana.a by security…

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