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!
Microsoft was made aware Monday of a security flaw in older versions of Windows that could, if exploited, allow hackers to run malicious code on unsuspecting computers. The vulnerability is caused ‘due to a boundary error in the “UpdateFrameTitleForDocument()” function […]
A group of security researchers, pissed off with the way Microsoft supposedly ‘treated‘ Tavis Ormandy, a Google engineer, for publicly disclosing a zero-day Windows XP Help Center vulnerability, currently being exploited in the wild, has come together to form the […]
Have you tried the Windows Vista and Windows 7 edition of the Windows Live safety scanner? While Microsoft may have discontinued OneCare products in favor of Microsoft Security Essentials, it still offers a safety scan for Windows 7 & Vista […]
Facebook today is one of the most popular website and one of the most attacked too. But with some caution and common-sense, you can stay absolutely safe and continue to enjoy it! Here’s a list of 3 basic tips to […]
On June 10th, Microsoft warned of a vulnerability in the Help and Support function of Windows XP SP2 or SP3. The vulnerability was first discovered by Google’s senior security researcher, Tavis Ormandy, who after notifying Microsoft of the vulnerability, released […]
A cloud-based antivirus software does not store the virus definitions on your Windows computer. Rather than using your computer’s processing power, this cloud-based antivirus sends data about potentially malicious files to the company’s servers for analysis. This approach is intended […]
A Google security researcher had recently made public a vulnerability in the Windows Help Center which could could allow remote code execution, thereby exposing a number of Windows users to this vulnerability.
Sometimes persistent virus, spyware or malware processes will not allow a security software to run or to effect a complete removal of the infection since these processes are themselves up and running on your Windows computer. RKill is an easy-to-use […]
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.
Microsoft is investigating a new public report of a vulnerability in the Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll) in Windows operating system. Although it is possible that the vulnerability could allow code execution, successful code execution is unlikely due to memory randomization. […]
Our forum member hackerman1, who had earlier managed to install Windows 7 on a Pentium 2, has posted a very disturbing fact about Foxit pdf reader v 3.3. UPDATE 15.05.11: Well, when I went on to install Foxit 4.3.1.0323 yesterday […]
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.
Microsoft has released it Security Intelligence Report with a focus on the second half of 2009. Microsoft Security Intelligence Report provides in-depth perspectives on malicious and potentially unwanted software, software exploits, security breaches, and software vulnerabilities in both Microsoft and […]
Rogue Security Software, also known as Scareware, is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspectivebut provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. How did […]