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 firstname.lastname@example.org Support [email@example.com] Sent :Thu 15/10/2009 06:38 To firstname.lastname@example.org Attachment install.zip (12kb) You have (6) New Message from Outlook Microsoft – Please re-configure […]
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!
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 […]
I don’t know your experience regarding malware, but I already got my favorites there as they’re pretty nasty due to their behaviour or the fact that they are not known by the (currently installed) scanner. It happened again those days. A friend complained about her laptop acting strange. As I am an optimist, I try to avoid thinking […]