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NEWS - January 14, 2007

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Do you have a TV permit? (malware spam)

In reply to: NEWS - January 14, 2007

There's a fairly large malware spam run going on in Germany.

The emails claim to be from GEZ, the local TV permit authority. The mail contains a bill for 445,99e for unpaid TV watching licenses.

The attachment, of course, is an executable: RechnungGEZ.pdf.exe. We now detect this as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.efe.

Read more: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

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Are Viruses, Malware Winning The Security Battle?

In reply to: NEWS - January 14, 2007

Virus programmers seem to know no limits when it comes to creative ways of make the internet unsafe. Rootkits, originally programs designed to help computer administrators, are the [more] current bugbear for security firms trying to prevent them from sneaking worms, trojans, and viruses past anti-virus programs.

There is no stock recipe for detecting malware. Virus authors work hard to stay ahead ahead of their pursuers. To close that gap, most anti-virus programs perform what are known as heuristic scans to look for general virus behaviour patterns. Firewall software is recommended as an additional security measure. This allows the computer user to at least partially control what is being sent and received by his computer. At minimum, the Windows firewall function should be activated.

Read more: http://www.snpx.com/cgi-bin/news55.cgi?target=181827575?-2622

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McAfee helps users fight spam in 2007

In reply to: NEWS - January 14, 2007

Matthew Wade

Sunday, 14 January 2007
McAfee helps users fight spam in 2007
by Matthew Wade
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