Month: March 2007

Any ANI File Could Infect You!

It’s been a busy day in the ASERT team office. Brand spanking new Windows vulnerability to shake up the past several days of minor notes and issues. Animated cursors, objects on web pages or embedded in emails, malicious files … malware downloaded and launched. Sound […]

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Network Transactions

I have been spending quite some time understanding what the meaning of network transactions is to my customers, and the differences have been fascinating to explore. As more and more information moves around in the network, and the nature of that information is more readily […]

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Become a Spam Bot — For Free!

Several pieces of malware I’ve been investigating lately are spambots, tools that turn your computer into a source of spam for the folks running such operations. This one I got this morning first looked like a Nurech spambot, but it turned out to be a […]

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Seen Around – 8 March 2007

In the past couple of days, between some development work and analyzing yesterday’s Nurech spam incidents (downloader that grabs a BHO that installs a DLL, ipv6monl.dll, and snarfs your banking info, seems to target German users more than anything …), I threw a bunch of […]

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Market Updates

About a week ago I created a market on Inklink Markets, a website that enables you to participate in predictive markets. The idea of such markets is that crowd wisdom will yield a correct answer, and when we (as the crowd) “buy” positions in the […]

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