Jeff's InfoSec Blog

Thoughts about information security, privacy, and regulatory compliance. Brought to you by Jeff Newfeld, the product unit manager for security solutions in Microsoft's Core Infrastructure Solutions group.

June, 2005

  • Oh great -- now spyware is disguised as antispyware!

    This is classic -- you get infected with spyware that masquerades as antispyware. It pops up an alert that you're infected, and directs you to a web site to buy a licensed version of a disinfection program. InformationWeek called it "ransom-ware" and...