Monthly Archives: January 2010

Facebook “Unnamed App” Hoax Leads to Rogue AV

There is a hoax going around on Facebook about a bad application called “Unnamed App.”  This is leading people to Google for information on it which is turning up results for Rogue Anti-Virus.  These Rogue Anti-Virus applications try to trick

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Patch available for the IE exploit along with seven others

Microsoft has released a patch for the IE exploit dubbed Aurora and seven other vulnerabilities.  You can get the updates via Windows Update. Details of the patches can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-002.mspx

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Malware now exploiting the IE flaw

There is now malware in the wild exploiting the IE flaw as reported here.  If you haven’t already followed the suggestions there you should do so now.

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UPDATE: Internet Explorer 0-Day Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution

Microsoft is going to release a special patch for this exploit.  I will update this post when they announce the date of the patch availability. See http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2010/01/19/security-advisory-979352-going-out-of-band.aspx   UPDATE: The patch should be released tomorrow January 21st. UPDATE: The patch

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Internet Explorer 0-Day Exploit Allows Remote Code Execution

What is is: A malicious website can be crafted that will allow IE to be compromised and allow code to be executed on your computer. What is affected: Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8. What you can do: Get

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Haiti Earthquake Malware

Hot on the heels of the earthquake in Haiti the rogue AV people have once again poisoned Google search.  If you are searching for information about the disaster be very careful of the links you click on.  Do not download

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