Month: June 2007

“Baiting” Web Surfers

In case you haven’t already heard, a variety of websites, including those with content about “fish and tackle,” have been identified as having been compromised so that when people browser to the site, they’re then re-directed to an alternate location, where the host is then […]

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Who Ya Gonna Call? **Updated**

It seems the text cited below has been updated on the FBI’s release, with the “You should contact your Internet service provider” bit removed, and replaced with “Ways to Protect Your Computer“. See, they indeed do listen! Now I have no complaints about Operation: Bot […]

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Hello from Mexico City

I am currently in Mexico City for the Congreso Seguridad en Cómputo 2007 México, or the Computer Security Congress 2007 in Mexico. The team here, with organizers like Mirabel and Juan Carlos, always put on a great show. Right now Mikko is talking about the […]

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AV, how cam’st thou in this pickle?

While I’ve seen and heard random spatterings about why AV isn’t effective, or analyst reports from the likes of Yankee declaring “AV is Dead”, there’s been very little qualitative or quantitative study on precisely why. Well, beyond the endless flurry of new malware families and […]

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