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The GFI Malware Minute video is available for your viewing pleasure on the GFI Sunbelt Software YouTube channel (and below).

Malware Minutes are short videos (1-2 minutes) that provide a weekly roundup of top stories from the GFI Labs Blog, the GFI Rogue Blog and anything else we find that might be of interest.

This holiday season the operators who distribute  rogue security products were busy. We found ProtectShield2010, SpywareProtection, Personal Internet Security 2011, HDDLow,
Scanner and DiskRepair. Those are in the FakeSmoke, FakeRean, FakeVimes and FakeSysDef families.

Alex Eckelberry blogged about a spam email that appeared to be phishing for iTunes store passwords, but actually downloaded malicious scripts. Chris Boyd, our man in the UK,, wrapped up the year with a review of the high, or low, spots of malicious gaming schemes in 2010.

Tom Kelchner

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