A while ago, when I was travelling a journalist told me that he never pays for our software as he can easily download a tool to crack Windows XP (he was still running XP). We had an interesting discussion afterwards (besides the fact that he showed me how he steals our goods) about security. He . . . → Read More: Security Implications of Pirated Software
One of the most prevalent threats we are currently seeing in a lot of countries is SypEye. The Microsoft Malware Protection Center just published a report providing an overview of the malware:
This Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) Threat Report provides an overview of the Win32/EyeStye (a.k.a. SpyEye) family of malware. The report examines . . . → Read More: Background Information on SpyEye
A very good video from Sophos on DNSChanger:
When I was talking to governments about Flame a few weeks ago, they typically told me that they do not see a lot but that they are heavily concerned about SpyEye and other banking trojans. It is now reflected in this article:
New bank theft software hits three continents
This is actually an interesting approach: VeriSign Proposes Takedown Procedures and Malware Scanning for .Com. This leads to the discussion I have so often: What is more important? The single website or the greater good? Now, do not get me wrong: I see the risks of VeriSign taking down microsoft.com because a blog hosted there . . . → Read More: VeriSign to Take Down Malware Sites?
It is not that rare for Law Enforcement that they use software to spy in the case of severe accusations like terrorism. What is kind of surprising is the level of sophistication some of these Trojans seem to have – and not necessarily to the good side.
The German Chaos Computer Club analyzed the Trojan . . . → Read More: German’s Government-Created Trojan Vulnerable
I know, I have been fairly slow in blogging currently but I was fairly busy with a few cool projects (which I will disclose later) and – time flies if you are having fun
Just a quick one:
The MMPC on Facebook and Twitter
The Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) officially launched its Facebook page . . . → Read More: Microsoft Malware Protection Center on Facebook and Twitter
A new version of this guide went live – I think something, you should look at. There is a metrology and a process in detail:
So, if you want to learn more: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc162838.aspx
Microsoft Malware Protection Center published a document on Battling the Zbot Threat, a special edition of the Security Intelligence Report. It is a very good document, worth looking at.
This is the intro (to make you curious for more):
This document provides an overview of the Win32/Zbot family of password-stealing trojans. The document examines the . . . → Read More: Fighting a Botnet
I often read two kinds of articles when it comes to ISPs and protecting privacy. In side asks for as much privacy as possible, the other one for transparency to fight cybercrime. What is our real goal? What is the role of ISPs in fighting crime? An interesting study by the OECD in comparison with an article I read today. . . . → Read More: Fighting Crime and Protecting Privacy–a Contradiction?