Archive for the 'malware' tag

Beware of Spoof e-Cards

February 20th, 2008

Hot on the heals of the Valentine Storm Worm e-blast are more emails spoofing well-known e-card services. These spoof emails pose as e-cards but actually attempt to install trojan virus software on your computer. (Read more…)

More on Malware: Fake Codecs

December 11th, 2007

A little over a month ago, I wrote about a new kind of malware for Macs (Mac Users, be wary!) — a DNS-changing trojan posing as a codec (used for watching videos online). The same tactics are used by malware designers to infect PC computers; read this post from McAfee Avert Labs for an example of a fake codec: More Malware-Laced Codecs

For technical information from McAfee: Puper.dldr

Edit: for more information on DNS-changing trojans: DNS attack could signal Phishing 2.0 [MacWorld.com]

How to: Get rid of pop-ups! (and other annoying malware)

December 5th, 2007

Q: I haven’t been visiting any sites that I hadn’t at the beginning of the year, but I’ve been getting a lot of pop up ads recently that significantly slow down my computer. How can I fix this?

A: As you’ve probably guessed, keeping your computer free from malware (which include viruses, adware, spyware, and annoying popups) isn’t easy — but it can be done if you have the right tools. (Read more…)