Browsing Category: Malware

Gaming Mouse-Maker Razer Hit With Infected Firmware

Categories: Malware

Gamers trying to update their mouse or keyboard drivers from accessory maker Razer USA’s Web site recently may have gotten more than they bargained for.
According to the IDG News Service, the company’s computers appear to have been hacked, and its support site used to spread malicious Trojan horse programs.  Customers who downloaded Razer software would get the drivers they requested, but they also got an obscure Trojan program.

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Google to Address Malicious Ads at Virus Bulletin

Categories: Malware, Web Security

There are security conferences, and then there is Virus Bulletin. While virtually all of the presentations are from researchers working at antimalware vendors and other security companies, the talks are quite technical and this year’s conference, which starts Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, features one most interesting speaker: Eric Davis of Google.

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Remote exploit released for Windows Vista SMB2 worm hole

Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

Security researchers at penetration testing firm Immunity have created a reliable remote exploit capable of spawning a worm through an unpatched security hole in Microsoft’s dominant Windows operating system.

A team of exploit writers led by Kostya Kortchinsky attacked the known SMB v2 vulnerability and created a remote exploit that’s been fitted into Immunity’s Canvas pen-testing platform. The exploit hits all versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2, according to Immunity’s Dave Aitel.

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Legitimate Sites Fertile Ground for Malware

Categories: Malware

The Web is a dirty, hostile place not fit for use by most decent people, a place where even many seemingly legitimate sites are infested with malware, password-stealing Trojans and all manner of other nasty applications. And it’s getting worse by the minute, according to a new threat report from Websense.

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Hacking Services On the Rise

Categories: Malware

The last couple of years have seen a dramatic rise in the number and quality of malware-as-a-service and hacking-as-a-service providers, with many of them advertising their services on the Web. And while law enforcement officials are well aware of the problem, they’re not having much luck in finding or prosecuting the criminals behind the schemes.

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