malware

Coreflood busted by FBI and Justice Department

FBI and Justice Department have just completed their largest operation in the field of computer crimes with the seizure of servers and domain names owned by botnets Coreflood. At this time, law enforcement bodies have been found and removed five controlling servers, as well as 29 domain names used by the system management and control(…)

TDL3/TDL4 Rootkit

TDL3/TDL4 (Alurion) is the third and fourth generation of the TDSS rootkit which hides itself on a system by infecting system files/drivers like atapi.sys, a common target because it loads early during the boot process and is difficult to detect. Newer varinats, however, can target a number of other legitimate drivers in the Windows drivers(…)

Fighting spam and scams on Twitter

Twitter presents a comparatively new frontier for spammers, malware creators, and throughout dangerous guys, which in turn has created the opportunity for safety researchers and distributors alike to attempt to determine, and put a stop to, their efforts. One firm that’s attempting to get a handle on the scale of the issue, and on ways(…)

Spyware Is Not the Only Malware Threat to Your Home Computer

Given the huge amount of press and industry attention to “Spyware” it is easy to forget there are other types of malicious software or “malware” out there. Viruses, Worms and Trojans are still being developed to steal your personal data or damage your computer. These malicious programs can be hidden in email attachments or files(…)

Spyware and Your PC

What is spyware? Why is it dangerous? These are two questions many people ask. In my opinion, spyware and adwareare much more dangerous than a virus. Why? For one, spyware can steal your personal data as well as track your internet habits. Spyware is often located in web bug or downloadable items such as music,(…)