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New rogue security programs seem to be popping up all the time, but when we dig a little deeper what we see is mostly just new variants of the same old rogues. Five months ago, we wrote about a rogue we call Win32/Fakeinit that used the name "Security Essentials 2010". We expected to see the "2011" version appear at some point, and here it is:
Apart from the name, not much has changed. In fact, it still uses the same file name it used to, "se2010.exe". It seems even rogue creators have trouble keeping up with their own name changes sometimes.
-- Hamish O'Dea