Malware Mischief

Sorry, Forever Alones: Those Bikini Pics in Your Inbox Probably Contain Malware

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Did you receive an email this holiday season from a kind-hearted woman who just wanted to celebrate Christmas by sending random strangers pictures of herself in skin-bearing bikinis? Free noodz from an anonymous hottie seemed too good to be true! And indeed, it was.

Sophos’ Naked Security reports that malware is currently circulating via screensavers of bikini shots landing in the inboxes of hapless Internet folks. Read More

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Researchers Find New Mac Keylogging Trojan on Site About Dalai Lama

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Dockster is a recently discovered Mac-based malware program that functions as a keylogger, among other things. It’s also a trojan, which means it can hide on a host computer quietly recording every keystroke before it contacts a remote server for further instructions. Dockster is considered “low risk,” but it has been found embedded on gyalwarinpoche.com–a site dedicated to the Dalai Lama.

F-Secure confirmed the infection and reported that Tibetan sites appear to be frequent targets for similar exploits: Read More