Click here to become infected

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Users should be wary of pressing the 'click here to remove' link on spam messages because it serves to confirm to spammers that junk mail messages are being read. Such email addresses can be sold at a premium to other spammers. That's reason enough to simply delete spam messages, but a ...

Why Windows is a Security Nightmare

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Security in all mainstream operating systems is non-existent; however, things are especially bad for Windows. Windows happens to be the favourite target of worm and virus writers. Conventional wisdom suggests that the huge installed base of Windows helps spread the worms and viruses, and also makes it a highly attractive ...

Witty Worm

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

A new worm has been discovered exploiting the ISS/PAM ICQ module vulnerability. The worm payload is contained in a single 1025-byte UDP packet with a fixed source port of 4000 and a random destination port. Only the first 470 bytes of the payload are the working code of the worm; ...

VMM32.VXD

Friday, March 7th, 2008

An InfiniSource TechFile By Roy Lehrer Everything in this article applies to all versions of Windows 9X including the recently released Windows 98 Second Edition versions. Rumors: Before I go into the details of telling you how to rebuild a corrupt vmm32.vxd file, let me first say with very strong emphasis that ...