Category Archives: Fake AV

Updates? I’ll pass thank you, my computer works just fine.

It’s not only what you don’t know that kills you but also what you do know that ain’t so. While your computer may seem to be running just fine you may have several applications that are vulnerable to attack and … Continue reading

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Apple Fights Back

In response to the wave of fake AV attacks Apple has released a security update to help rid the machines of the virus. The update to OS X 10.6.7 adds discovery and removal of the fake AV program as well … Continue reading

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Danger: False Drive Failure

In addition to being scared into downloading fake AV software, the unaware are now being pressured into purchasing fake disk maintenance software for $79.50. Malware is loaded on your computer, typically from a poisoned web site, which begins to display … Continue reading

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Mac Attack

Two things on the Apple front. Skype has fixed an easily exploitable weakness on the Mac with their new version 5.1.0.935. When you launch an older version it should prompt you to download the the new version. Be sure to … Continue reading

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LizaMoon on the loose and it’s no Joke

Unfortunately, the following is not an April Fools prank. Security provider Websense is reporting the fastest spreading mass-injection campaign they’ve ever encountered.   This attack, named LizaMoon after the first domain discovered with the virus, is believed to have infected … Continue reading

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