Published by dave at 8:46 AM under Windows XP | Windows Vista | Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) | Windows Server 2003 | Windows 7 | Windows 2000 | Microsoft Operating Systems | Malware | Internet | Daily Tips | Current Threats
This news just in from AV solution provider Sunbelt Software:
Security researchers have uncovered a new scareware attack named MSIL/Zeven, which lures users into downloading a fake antivirus software. The malware identifies users' browsers and displays an authentic-looking version of the browsers' malware warning page, as a way of convincing individuals that the alert is real. When users click on the link presented in the fake warning page, they are directed to a website where they can purchase antivirus software known at "Win7 AV." The site that offers the antivirus software is designed to look identical to a legitimate Microsoft website, though security experts warn users that the page is fake. To defend against these malicious crimes, leaders in the field advise users to be skeptical of what they download from off the internet, as well as install the latest malware protections. Many researchers have found the new attack website's design is so close to the real thing, even skilled professionals have a difficult time deducing whether it's a fake. Recently, security analysts uncovered scareware malware loaded onto a computer at a major airport in England. The presence of malware on public terminals could be a dangerous signal for web users, who may be giving their private information to cyber crooks without even realizing it.
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Published by dave at 8:04 AM under Current Threats | Malware | Microsoft Operating Systems | Windows 2000 | Windows 7 | Windows Server 2003 | Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) | Windows Vista | Windows XP | Daily Tips | Internet
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