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Between 2005-2010, Sunbelt Software (now ThreatTrack Security) was on the vanguard of security blogging. The history of the antimalware and antispyware fights of the decade are well chronicled in this blog and it is being posted for historical and research...

My final blog post: Moving on

After 9 years of building Sunbelt Software, and then working for GFI, I have decided to move on. It’s been a great adventure.  I joined Stu Sjouwerman, who had built a distribution company, to start the “Software” part of Sunbelt Software.  We...

RSA Europe 2011

I’ll admit, it’s the first time I’ve stayed in a hotel room where they managed to nail four copies of the same picture to the wall horizontally instead of vertically. Here’s one:Click to EnlargeThe others were just as spectacular. Anyway, RSA...

Hot Diamond Organization 419 scam

Here’s a 419 scam with a little of everything, including a wonderful fake website. First, the email:Click to EnlargeIn case you don’t want to read it – goodness knows, I tried – the “Hot Diamond Organization” have taken time out...

GMail Hacker: D’oh!

One of our researchers has come across a supposed hacking tool—GMail Hacker Pro—that claims it can compromise GMail accounts. This tool comes with a fairly slick looking website (complete with live chat support) located at gmailhackerpro(dot)com.Click to enlargeDuring...

NoScript for mobile devices

There’s now a mobile device version of NoScript available for, er, mobile devices. If you’re not familiar with NoScript, then take it away Wikipedia:NoScript is a free and open-source extension for Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, and other Mozilla-based web...

You lost your Facebook messages!

Or, to put it another way, you didn’t.However, spam mail doing the rounds wants you to think otherwise.Click to Enlarge”You have three lost messages on Facebook, to recover the messages please follow the link below.”The links just go to the usual...

Microsoft Released Volume 11 of SIR

It was early this week when Microsoft released its latest volume of the Security Intelligence Report, or SIR. This report, Microsoft noted, “exposes the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware”, aiming to “help you protect...

Phish falls at last hurdle

This is a reasonably convincing “give us your personal details” phish until the last moment when it all goes horribly wrong. The site in the first two screenshots is dead, the form is still live and hosted...

More fake iPad offers

No, Apple are still not giving away iPads. Here’s another Facebook fakeout located at the groanworthy URL stevejobsappleipad2giveway(dot)tk:Click to EnlargeClicking the page elements they want you to click on takes you to the usual collection of offers and other...

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