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Sept 24, 2010 | Kim Edwards

Malware Detected Please Download Fake AV

Alarms go off and the computer lights up like a Christmas tree, my wife yells from downstairs: “We have a Virus!”. My heart races and I believe that I am suffering from tachycardia. I quickly scream to her: “Touch Nothing! Hands off the keyboard!”. Even before I inspect the computer, I tell her it is probably a fake Anti-Virus trying to trick her into downloading this malicious code. Right away, I see this professional looking  window that lists a bunch of file infections and asking for a full scan or for the user to buy the software to remove the…

Aug 7, 2010 | Jojo Maalouf

Aug 5, 2010 | Jojo Maalouf

Aug 4, 2010 | Kim Edwards

My Friend Sent Me This Link

I just received an e-mail from my best friend with an embedded link. The link seems meaningless and not something my friend would send. However, it comes from a trusted source which is my friend’s e-mail account. The link must be safe or else my buddy would not send it … wrong … you are letting your alter ego prevail.

Aug 3, 2010 | Jojo Maalouf

Analysis of the Siemens SCADA and Windows Shortcut Vulnerabilities

As you’re probably well aware, there has been a lot of news over the past month regarding a new Malware that is impacting Siemens WinCC SCADA systems. The Malware is known as Stuxnet. Looking closer at this Malware, there are really three key vulnerabilities that are exposed.