I suppose by now, most of us are aware of Rogue Software or Scareware. This class of malware pretends to be your friend but generates erroneous or misleading alerts with a view to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. [...]
Domain Name System or the DNS system is an Internet service that converts domain names into numerical Internet protocol (IP) addresses. These numerical IP addresses are used by computers to connect with each other. When you type a domain name [...]
Security firm, Web Sense has discovered an SQL Injection attack that directs the user to install rogue security software Windows Stability Center. The number of affected websites at the time of discovery was around 28,000 and as of now more [...]
If you are one of the many users who jumped on the chance to download the latest beta version of Internet Explorer 9, beware. While the new IE9 is simply awesome, its still beta. The latest variant of the rogue [...]
There is a new fake Microsoft Security Essentials doing the rounds! This Microsoft Security Essentials Alert is basically a Trojan which tries to trick you into buying one of the 5 rogue anti-virus programs that it is pushing.
If Rogue antivirus software are on the rise, can the Rogue Antivirus Testers be far behind? Rogue AntiVirus products sell fake security products at best. At worst, they in fact install additional malware!
Investigators from Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, with the support of Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center and Customer Support Services, helped the Federal Bureau of Investigations, USA, in tackling fake antivirus , security or other optimization software (rogueware or scareware) scams.
With Windows 7, the latest version of Microsoft Windows, reaching general retail availability on October 2009, it was just a matter of time before malware creators rose to the occasion, and exploited users ‘eagerness to install it on their PCs.
Rogue Security Software, also known as Scareware, is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions.
One of the oldest tricks used by rogue antivirus products is to use a similar name as, or have a similar look and feel to, legitimate security software. It’s been commonplace for them to mimic the Windows Security Center.
We’ve all seen Fake AntiVirus applications deliberately misreporting malware detection and encouraging the user to buy their “products”. The slew of these fake anti virus applications has been relentless. This Fake anti-virus ups the ante further.
Microsoft has released its 6th Security Intelligence Report which provides an in-depth perspective on the changing threat landscape including software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software & potentially unwanted software.