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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…

Its amazing what we find sometimes… WARNING: I am assuming that my readers are smart enough to *NOT* visit the victim site, or the malicious URLs, without hefty protection in place, yes?  In fact, don’t go there at all unless you are willing to reformat...

DIRECTI finally agree to act

  I sent an email to DIRECTI on the same day that I wrote this blog post: http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2009/01/21/1663955.aspx The email said, essentially, the same thing that I said in that blog post. As you can see, they have initiated...

Spotting the bad guys…

It is very important to be familiar with the traits and suspicious behaviour/signs common to domains associated with malware, fraudware and malvertizing, affiliate misbehaviour and whatnot. By studying what the bad guys are doing, and how they do it,...

Update QuickTime please...

A new version has been released that addresses several security issues. Quoting from the Apple security announcement: "QuickTime CVE-ID: CVE-2008-3615 Available for: Windows Vista, XP SP2 and SP3 Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted movie file may...

Haute Secure is blocking smh.com.au!

Oh, this is not good... I go to www.news.com.au and I see this: I go to www.smh.com.au and I see this: Access to smh.com.au is completely blocked. Clicking on the More Info link reveals: I'm going to get in touch with the guys at Haute Secure and...

haute secure - how it works

Ok, so I've had the chance to chat to the developers behind Haute Secure, and I have a little more information about the how's and why's of the product. I'll leave it to them to introduce themselves, and provide their Curriculum Vitae...

haute secure - a new add on dedicated to fighting malware sites

How can I best describe Haute Secure , a yet to be released toolbar for Internet Explorer (x86 and x64). Well, we all know how successful the Phishing Filter has been at protecting web surfers from phishing sites - a big part of the success of the Phishing...