Symantec warns about Trojan.Ramvicrype

Symantec warns about Trojan.Ramvicrype
Security software company Symantec has warned about a new Trojan Horse named Trojan.Ramvicrype.
Trojan.Ramvicrype is unusual in a way that it encrypts data files on the victim’s machine but does not ask the user to visit a site to get the solution to decrypt the data. It does rename the files [...]

Anti-Malvertising.com: Investigative Research Engine

Anti-Malvertising.com: Investigative Research Engine
Google has a custom search engine hosted on Anti-Malvertising.com that you can use for background checks on potential advertisers.
It searches for keywords on a variety of web services which provides information on companies which distribute malware through advertising.
Google however warns:
Its search results should not be considered the last word [...]

Comcast to warn customers about botnets through pop-ups!

Comcast to warn customers about botnets through pop-ups!
Comcast has announced that they are going to test a new program that would generate alerts on their customer’s computer screen about botnets if they believe their systems are infected with malware.
These alerts would appear as pop-ups on their screen. They would be advised to visit [...]

Armorize Launches HackAlert monitoring service

Armorize Launches HackAlert monitoring service
Armorize Technologies has announced the launch of their latest service named HackAlert.
HackAlert is a web based service that monitors web sites and applications for malware.
It was launched at DEMOfall 09.
The company claimed that this service would monitor the client’s websites throughout the day looking for possible hacks.
It [...]

Protect Your Excel Spreadsheets with Passwords

There are many reasons why you would want to protect your documents using passwords. Since, most of us use Microsoft Office products for creating word files, spreadsheets, and presentations, among others, protecting our files that are created using MS Office is a very critical security need. Your Excel files could carry important and sensitive data [...]

Phishing sites now use chat feature to lure victims!

Phishing sites now use chat feature to lure victims!
RSA FraudAction Research Lab has reported a new innovative feature being used by fraudsters to lure victims into giving away their personal information.
They call this new attack “Chat-in-the-Middle”.
They invite the victim to a phish website which looks like the original. In addition to the [...]

McAfee: Jessica Biel is the most dangerous celebrity on web search

McAfee: Jessica Biel is the most dangerous celebrity
Security software maker McAfee has named Jessica Biel as the most dangerous celebrity online.
The company said in its latest report that the search results for Biel are most likely to point to malicious websites.
The report said that Biel fans searching for content on her have a [...]

Microsoft puts a reward on the arrest of Conficker developer

Microsoft puts a reward on the arrest of Conficker developer
US based software giant Microsoft has announced that they are putting up a $250,000 reward for anyone who can provide enough information for the arrest of the person who created Conficker malware.
Conficker is currently one of the most widespread malware. It has already infected millions [...]

AVG Technologies acquiring Sana Security

AVG Technologies acquiring Sana Security
Antivirus company AVG Technologies has announced that they are now acquiring Sana Security.
Sana Security specializes in providing identity fraud prevention software products.
The two companies did not disclose the financial aspects of the acquisition deal.
Sana Security headquarters located in Redwood City would now operate as AVG’s office in the region.
This [...]

IE bug being exploited through Word documents

IE bug being exploited through Word documents
Security analysts are warning that hackers are now using MS Word files to make use of the bug in Internet Explorer web browser that was just patched by Microsoft through an emergency update.
David Marcus, the director of security research and communications for McAfee Avert Labs said in a note: [...]

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