Virus bulletin has an interesting post about DMARC and how some criminals are protecting their emails with DMARC.
DNS Changer servers going offline
There are a whole host of different botnets. One botnet run by Rove Digital infected computers with viruses that changed their DNS settings, giving the botnet runners the ability to control how the infected computers viewed the Internet. The criminals behind the DNS Changer virus were arrested in November of last year. The court ordered the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) to operate replacement...
Scam, Scam, Scam
One of the things that never ceases to amaze me about phishers is how incredibly creative they can be in writing text that encourages recipients to open their emails. There have been two separate incident recently that inspired me to talk about phishing. The first was watching viruses propagate through my local neighborhood mailing list. I live in Silicon Valley and we do have an email list for...
Uptick in botnet spam
There’s been a heavy uptick in botnet spam over the last few days, judging by things I’m hearing and my own mailboxes. There are a few common subject lines, but all of them are trying to get recipients to either run programs or visit malicious web pages. The first subject line I’m seeing a lot of is “<name> wants to be friends with you on facebook!” In my...
User education doesn't work
A growing OSX security problem illustrates why user education is not the solution to virus, spam or malware problems.