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Race to zero

You’ve probably heard of Race to Zero (if not, you can get the concept here). It has not been the most popular thing in the security industry. Eugene Kaspersky (one of the most respected individuals in the industry) was downright vehement against it, as others have...

Evolution of phishing — embedded forms

A new type of phish, which uses a form embedded in the email. This makes things easier: No phishing site to have to maintain. No browser-based phishing filters to worry about. This particular one posts to a account hosted in California. (The images are all pulled from...

Ed Bott weighs in on UAC

With Windows 7 on the roadmap, it would be a great opportunity for Microsoft to tweak UAC so that it actually makes sense. Personally, I think it’s vital from a standpoint of security. Ed Bott over at ZDNet weighs in on the issue. “I was all prepared to lay out my...

Some recent oddball spams

Amidst a sea of Cialis ads, “enlargement” products, luxury watches and various malware scams, there is the occasional spam that truly leaves us scratching our heads. I figured I’d highlight a couple of them recently seen in our honeypots. Over-achieving parent...

Misc. malware pictures

Our vote for best desktop hijack screen so far this year: The codec writers apparently didn’t have the installer ready, so they just run the Russian Windows Calc.exe when you download the fake codec trojan: And finally, not malware but we thought the image was...