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Archive for January, 2009

Pirated iWork ’09 installer may contain trojan horse

Rob Griffiths
Macworld.com

Intego, makers of VirusBarrier and other security software for the Macintosh, issued a security alert for Mac users on Thursday, advising them about the existence of a new Trojan Horse, which they’ve named OSX.Trojan.iServices.A. This new Trojan Horse can be found in pirated copies of Apple’s iWork ‘09 application suite, which has been downloaded over 20,000 times, according to Intego’s numbers.

http://www.macworld.com/article/138380/iworktrojan.html

Keep the latest worm infestation off your PC

By Woody Leonhard

It’s been a hellacious week for security admins all over the world: the polymorphic worm known as Downadup, Conficker, and Kido has infected millions of computers.
http://windowssecrets.com/2009/01/22/02-Keep-the-latest-worm-infestation-off-your-PC

ID Theft and Police Scanners

Posted by David Maynor, Dec 30, 2008 03:58 PM

When asked why he robbed banks, the flamboyant criminal Willie Sutton answered, “Because that’s where the money is.” That’s the perfect example of how the principle of Occam’s razor applies to crime: the simplest solution to a problem is often the best one. With the economic downturn, high unemployment rates, and the booming business of identity fraud, would-be criminals are on the lookout for easy methods to get access to personal information. And we stumbled across one such way during a recent penetration test involving eavesdropping on police traffic stops.
http://www.darkreading.com/blog/archives/2008/12/when_asked_why.html?cid=RSSfeed_DR_ALL?cid=nl_DR_DAILY_T