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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Facebook spams evolved

We are all used with the already classical spams “Facebook has sent you a notification” and all other variations similar to this one. The links usually redirect in two steps to a Canadian Pharmacy website where various (fake) meds are … Continue reading

Microsoft’s official Youtube channel hacked (updated)

It appears that someone has hacked into Microsoft’s account on Youtube and removed all videos. As can be seen in the picture, there are currently no videos at all anymore (see the red arrow in the screenshot) and  the comment … Continue reading

Stuxnet v2 or TR/Duqu

The Stuxnet virus has gone to the next generation: “TR/Duqu”. Avira already detects the new malware since VDF 7.11.16.63, which was released on 2011-10-19. The new variant of Stuxnet consists of 3 main files: a driver file (at this time … Continue reading

Targeted spam or just a new spam filter evading technique?

I own a couple of domains for various private activities, among these, my personal blog. They don’t get much traffic, but I receive a lot of spam on these domains. One of these spams escaped the spam filters because it was … Continue reading

Upgrade your Antivir Personal version 2010 to the Avira Free Antivirus

If you are using the Antivir Personal version 2010 you should have already received the slideup to upgrade your product to the latest (and greatest) version 2012 called now Avira Free Antivirus. Once you click on that link and you … Continue reading

Microsoft security updates available

Microsoft published eight updates for Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway, Microsoft Host Integration Server, Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, and Microsoft Windows. Six of these updates are important and two are critical because they allow a Remote Code Execution. … Continue reading

Apple iTunes 10.5, iOS 5 and many other updates are available

In case you didn’t know, Apple released today the new update of iOS for iPhone and iPad. The rollout has reached also Germany on Wednesday in the late afternoon. I will not go through the features of iOS5 nor through … Continue reading

Upgrade your Antivir Premium version 2010 to the Avira Antivirus Premium 2012(Update)

If you are using the Antivir Premium version 2010 you should have already received the slideup to upgrade your product to the latest (and greatest) version 2012. Once you click on that link and you will be redirected on this … Continue reading

Virus Bulletin Conference – Day 3

The third and last day of the VB 2011 Conference was as interesting as the other two, in both corporate and technical tracks. The technical track was dedicated to exploits, Java, packers, Flash analysis and others. All topics definitely interesting … Continue reading

Virus Bulletin Conference – Day 2

The programme of the second day of the VB conference was very mixed. In the corporate stream we have seen sessions about MacOSX Malware, Android Malware and various techniques to identify and analyze distributed attacks. In the technical stream there also … Continue reading