Archive content with the tag ‘Malware’

09.20.10 Detecting and Avoiding Fake Anti-Virus Software

Your Computer Is Infected with Malware! Click here to purchase recommended anti-virus software! You may be familiar with this or similar messages appearing on a website, urging you to take action purportedly designed to clean your allegedly infected computer. Unfortunately, these messages are often scams that attempt to install malicious software (malware) onto your computer. […]

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09.10.10 Malicious Email Activity

Government agencies and security firms are closely monitoring a potential zero day security issue involving disguised links within email messages. The email “Here you have” or “Just for you” contain a link which appears to be for a PDF or a WMV file. The link actually downloads and executes a malicious .scr file that emails […]

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08.25.10 Malware Threat at All-Time High

Information security company McAfee recently issued their second quarter threat report that announced malware production for the first six months of 2010 continued to grow and approximately 10 million new pieces of malicious code were cataloged.  McAfee also warned Mac users that they may be subjected to malware attacks in the near future.  McAfee has […]

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