It’s not a big secret that I am helping out other people when they have Linux issues – and so I did at this fellows network. In fact, we did a Gentoo server together to give him some chance to learn more about Linux and how things work together. I double-checked all except for the passwords which left […]
Today I had one of those typical spam malware in my mailbox, showing that Microsoft Outlook is one of the most widely used mail programs, being attacked all the time: Microsoft Outlook Notification for the email@example.com Support [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent :Thu 15/10/2009 06:38 To email@example.com Attachment install.zip (12kb) You have (6) New Message from Outlook Microsoft – Please re-configure […]
It’s quite a while since I have blogged about malware – and even more time has passed by since I have started catching malware. It all started around March 2006 as I was starting to contact various anti-virus labs and security companies to share the samples I have caught. But I have to admit that it was a […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]