If your antispyware provider can't spell...

If your antispyware provider can't spell...

Summary: One of my rules with security problems--phishing, bogus programs and such--is to check the spelling. Here's a secret: Hackers can't spell.

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One of my rules with security problems--phishing, bogus programs and such--is to check the spelling. Here's a secret: Hackers can't spell.

Typically, any phishing expedition will have a few spelling errors. In that vein, Sunbelt Software highlighted some rogue antispyware variants. Here's a screenshot:

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Two thoughts:

  • We must "stope" this insanity.
  • And if these guys ever learn to spell they will be really dangerous.

Topics: Malware, Security

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  • Basic signs of Spyware infection

    "Basic signs of Spyware infection:

    You have downloaded music or software from the web."

    That's me infected then.
    FreewheelinFrank
  • And let's not forget that "maliciouse" software!

    I love this one:

    2. Your internet connection speed has decreased.

    They should * that one with "Unless you're a customer of Comcast. Then they're just 'reasonably' managing their network traffic to ensure an enjoyable network for everyone (except those using P2P software)."

    But I digress. :-)
    MGP2
  • Anyone notice the same wording in different websites?

    I also notice that when I do the WHOIS for three websites, the domain owner of the three website uses PrivacyProtect.org for protecting the domain owner's privacy.

    Pretty interesting!

    LOL!
    Grayson Peddie
  • RE: If your antispyware provider can't spell...

    Yea especially if they use bad grammar too. That is a dead giveaway.

    http://www.spyware-fix.net
    SpyKing