Most Malware Hosted On Trusted Sites

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Symantec's MessageLabs says the assumption most web-based malware originates from recently created, temporary, trashy adult sites is becoming an old-fashioned notion. Modern hackers are focusing on well-established, trusted websites they can compromise-sites users trust every day of the week. According to data collected last week, 84.6 percent of website domains blocked ...

OpenDNS to block Conficker

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

On Monday, OpenDNS, the free DNS service, plans to start blocking the Conficker worm's attempts to connect to potential control servers. According to The Register, the new free service will also be able to alert administrators to the presence of the Conficker worm and assist them in locating infected machines. Conficker ...

Get IE8/Google Chrome Style Domain Highlighting in Firefox

Monday, January 26th, 2009

IE8 and Google Chrome both have a great feature that helps users detect phishing websites by highlighting the root domain when you browse to a page.  You can get this functionality in Firefox with an add-on called Locationbar that is available here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4014 Screenshot:

Downadup Blocklist

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Here's a list of domains that are currently distributing the Downadup worm: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/downadup_domain_blocklist.txt

Google Named No. 3 Spam Provider

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

According to this eWeek article, Google has been named the #3 spam provider in the world according to the most recent Spamhaus Statistics. They are stating the reason as "Spammers have had success cracking the CAPTCHA tests and creating Gmail accounts from which to spam. Because the spam comes from a ...