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Handbrake Malware Attack Captures Source Code

TweetPanic, Inc is a software develop company that makes a suite of apps for the Apple OS X platform.  In May, a mirror download server was compromised, which allowed the legitimate version of the Mac transcoder app Handbrake to be replaced by an infected version.  The OSX.PROTON trojan infecting the app allowed hackers to gain Continue Reading

Major Scale Mac Malware on the Loose

TweetWell, it really was only a matter of time before the virus writers turned their attention to the venerable Apple platform.  Up until now, there have really only been “proof of concept” viruses that attack the Mac OS.  There have been a few mass-distribution infections, but for the most part those only attacked users downloading Continue Reading

Just Say NO to Flash Player Updates

Tweet Adobe’s Flash Player is Ubiquitous It is employed on virtually every computer in the world. It’s purpose is to enable live streaming of videos, ads, news articles and the like that take the form of movies or animations. For years now, one of the most popular distribution vehicles for malware has been fake Adobe Continue Reading

Beware of Internship Emails

TweetThe latest email Scam is the Internship Request Today’s email scam purports to be someone in search of an internship position. You will notice I have circled in red the immediate give-away items in this message. Your first clue this is a scam is the email address. Anything that ends in .ru is from — Continue Reading

SWF Infections On The Rise

Tweet SWF infections are on the rise   Since I use a Mac Pro, my odds of being infected are far less than a PC user. However… Just a few minutes ago I started getting multiple warnings popping up in my notification window and went to see what had been going on. It appears I Continue Reading

Fake Flash Player Downloads Can Ruin Your Day

TweetI have warned about these in the past, but always drawing on personal experience or case histories, I thought it important to apprise y’all on what can happen while you are minding your own business just surfing the web. Only a few minutes ago I was searching for a particular video of David Gilmour performing Continue Reading

CryptoWall 3.0 Information

TweetRecently one of my clients had his computer massively infected.  What seemed to trigger this situation was an automatic upgrade to his AVG Internet Security software.  It seems that during the “upgrade” process, the system was left vulnerable just long enough to hose the system rather badly. After scrubbing it as clean as I could Continue Reading

BinkiLand Search and CutePDF

TweetToday’s PSA While working on a decent sized network yesterday, one of the users mentioned some nasty little program added into the applications that would not uninstall. Binkiland Search is the culprit. This is MALWARE and takes over your search function. Even Revo Uninstaller couldn’t see / remove this pest, so I had to manually Continue Reading

Trojan Infestations in Rosetta Stone Install

TweetTrojan Infestations in Rosetta Stone Install Today’s PSA: I just ran a new AVG malware scan on my one Windows based computer (I use Macs for almost everything) and found 16 Trojans in the Rosetta Stone data files. This was after uninstalling Rosetta Stone and having the uninstaller lock up in the process. It seems Continue Reading

New, Nasty Trojan Attacks Mac Processor, Steals Data

TweetDevilRobber, the latest in a growing trend of Mac-centric infections, hijacks the GPU to generate Bitcoins, while harvesting sensitive user data.   Also known as “OSX/Miner-D”, DevilRobber was discovered embedded in “Torrent” downloads of Graphic Converter 7.4 obtained from bit-torrent file-sharing sites. Detailed in a security report from Sophos released last Saturday, this particular Trojan Continue Reading

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