Altruistic Trojan blocks Piratebay and Mininova access

Monday, January 5th, 2009

A new trojan once again underscores the importance of exercising caution when downloading. Disguised as a keygen, Troj/Qhost-AC is one of the strangest pieces of malware I've seen. The trojan doesn't appear to be particularly malicious. Its mission: to prevent you from downloading torrents from PirateBay and Mininova, keep you from ...

Fake Christmas, holiday greetings spread new malware

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

New malware is spreading via Christmas and holiday greetings, security researchers said today, a tactic reminiscent of those used last season by the notorious Storm Trojan horse. Researchers at the Bach Khoa Internetwork Security Center in Hanoi, Vietnam reported today that a new piece of malware, dubbed "XmasStorm" by the center, ...

Gmail security and recent phishing activity

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

We've seen some speculation recently about a purported security vulnerability in Gmail and the theft of several website owners' domains by unauthorized third parties. At Google we're committed to providing secure products, and we mounted an immediate investigation. Our results indicate no evidence of a Gmail vulnerability. With help from affected ...

Gmail Security Flaw Proof of Concept

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Is it possible for someone to create a malicious filter without having access to your Gmail username and password? No, however, they can force you to create the filter without your knowledge. The blogosphere is buzzing about a Gmail Security Flaw that has caused some people to lose their domain names ...

New Google bugs empower phishermen

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Google's Gmail service suffers from security flaws that make it trivial for attackers to create authentic-looking spoof pages that steal users' login credentials, a security expert has demonstrated. Google Calendar and other sensitive Google services are susceptible to similar tampering. A proof-of-concept (PoC) attack, published by Adrian Pastor of the GNUCitizen ...