The start of the new year was quite a bad one: 931 comments are waiting for moderation. Quite much if you’d ask me. Having a closer look it wasn’t the bikers gang fighting a flamewar on one of Grazer’s postings – that would be too nice to be true. Instead of a biker clan it was a bunch […]
Yesterday was the fifth birthday of a-squared, one of the whizz kids of the anti virus business. The program started as a simple anti spyware tool and got better over time since it grew up to be a full virus scanner. As this is a reason to celebrate, emsisoft sells the product for 5 EUR during the next […]
It sounds like the sysadmins’ worst dream: Microsoft publishes a patch addressing a current problem and just a couple of hours later the world has to face tons of attacks regarding this issue. Before we disconnect the network and run around in panic, let’s have a look at the facts. In my opinion it’s just a matter of […]
As some spammer guy abuses my domain name again, my mail server got some work to do. Anyways, this time there’s a new bastard out there pretending to be a video of Angelina Jolie. For making it through the common malware scanners the virus is hidden in a password protected rar archive… Keep your eyes open, out there!
I was analyzing some logfiles of my webserver during the last days and watched a huge number of strange hits coming from rather strange hosts: index.php?page=http://www.xxxxxxxx.com/path/to/file.txt What the heck is going on here? What does the URL do? Well – it’s there for purpose – so let’s fetch it. (URL above is cloaked for security reasons) A good […]
It shouldn’t be anything new to you that I am collecting malware for submitting the samples to the AV labs. For processing the samples I am using a simple PC which checks every single sample if it’s a valid binary and prepares it for shipping. Since the update of my traps I was prepared to face a new […]