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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Beyond the final frontier

Malware made its way into space! The International Space Station (ISS) has to fight against a trojan on some of the computers. Fortunately, no vital systems are affected; it remains yet unclear though how the malware made its way into … Continue reading

Safety first: Server-outage

Tonight, we encountered an odd problem. Four MD5-sums displayed on our homepage didn’t match the “fingerprint” of the actual files on the servers. As precaution, we took our servers offline to analyse the servers and to see what has happened. … Continue reading

Plenty of Microsoft-Patches

On this August patchday Microsoft released 6 critical patches for Microsoft Office, Windows and Internet Explorer. All of them can be abused by criminals to inject malware into victims’ computers. Please patch ASAP! Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August … Continue reading

Free Antivirus Solutions

In a “fake Interview” Symantec’s Stefan Wesche (original article) shot against free antivirus solutions like Aviras AntiVir Personal – FREE Antivirus. Symantec claims that a functionally reduced free version doesn’t offer enough protection, especially compared to products where you have … Continue reading

The Return of the Penny-Stock-Spam

We all hoped this is over: After email-spam advertising penny-stocks, improved spam-campaigns using images, then trials to beat OCR detection with noise in and angle changes of the images, and finally closing with PDF-based penny-stock-spam, the gready individuals found a … Continue reading