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  • Blog Post: July MSRT on web redirector malware

    ​This month, we added Win32/Tracur and Win32/Dursg, two of the most prevalent pieces of malware belonging to the category of 'web redirectors', to our Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT). After just over two weeks in release, we have early numbers on our success in detecting and removing these twinned...
  • Blog Post: CVE-2010-3962 – The weekend warrior

    The Microsoft Malware Protection Center has been tracking a recent 0-day vulnerability for Microsoft Internet Explorer very closely after it was found in the wild in early November, apparently being used in targeted attack attempts.  As public exploit code became available and attackers began integrating...
  • Blog Post: Get gamed and rue the day...

    As we discussed last week , socially engineered threats are specially crafted threats designed to lure the eye and trick the mind - they look legitimate or benign, and in worst case, may take advantage of a trusted relationship, by utilizing a compromised account or familiar website. Social engineering...