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Windows 7: Threats to watch out for

19 Aug 2010   #1
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Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
Threats to watch out for

More stuff to watch out never ends.....

Android Game Is a Spy App in Disguise - Researchers with F-Secure discovered an Android app that is a spy app disguised as a Snake game. Sneaky.
Android Game Is a Spy App in Disguise - PCWorld

Facebook Warns of Clickjacking Scam - A disguised button causes unsuspecting poll-takers to share unwittingly -- including their money.
Facebook Warns of Clickjacking Scam - PCWorld

Koobface Variant Tainted 5 Million Websites
Koobface Variant Tainted 5 Million Websites - PCWorld

Warning: Fake LinkedIn E-Mail Could Infect Your PC
Warning: Fake LinkedIn E-Mail Could Infect Your PC - PCWorld

Ika-tako Virus Replaces Your Files With Octopus Photos - - The virus disguises itself in music files, which users then download. Once the file is played, the malware runs through the computer’s hard drive, infecting anything from family photos to important OS files. The infected files are swapped with the squid, octopus or sea urchin pictures and removed.
Ika-tako Virus Replaces Your Files With Octopus Photos - PCWorld

Sexy Malware Bound for Smartphones
Sexy Malware Bound for Smartphones - PCWorld

And then you find something like this

Researchers have found that the average rental price of botnets have dropped. The average price is between $65.00 to $95.00 for a 24 hour period. Or $9.00 to $12.00 per hour. Today, cybercriminals need neither specialized knowledge nor large amounts of money to get access to a botnet. The underground botnet industry provides everyone who wants to use a botnet with everything they need, including software, ready-to-use zombie networks and anonymous hosting services, at low prices

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19 Aug 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home

hmmm...........drop in at these mbam forum threads to see the crap(read malware) that's churned out daily

Newest Malware Threats

Newest Rogue Threats

please....don't dabble with any d/l's there.....or you might have to open a thread
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19 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Those threads contain submissions by MBAM users. If verified by the Research Staff, they are added to detection.

Follow two of the MBAM Staff Members' blogs to keep tabs on the latest rogues:

Metallica’s blog
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19 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

And to think we have some very talented programmers writing this stuff, what a wast
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19 Aug 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

One simple motive: profit.
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20 Aug 2010   #6


What amazes me is that some of these Malwar3 authors eventually become security analyst. Since they're underground, there is no reprecussion for whatever damage they do before they go "legit"

A particular malware author I'm trying to track down (as his code has been popping up all over our network) posted loads and loads of password stealers, decrypters for browsers' password cahces, Trojans and other malicious code on various sites-- and then a few months ago suddenly says "I'm going White Hat, See ya on the other side"

What? This is after his efforts have cost us how much damage?

No wonder its so easy for Malware to slip by our Anti Virus products. The same guys writing it are writing the viruses.

I say, never trust your AV. Trust Sys Internals Tools, Wireshark, Anubis, and your Debuggers, in other words, trust your eyes and good sense.

Your AV won't protect you--not very well, at least.
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