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The Morris Worm: Internet malware turns 25

25 years ago this Saturday, November 2, 1988, much of the Internet - still very small at the time - crashed. The cause was a selfish experiment, turned Frankenstein monster, instigated by a graduate student at Cornell named Robert Morris.

November 2, 2013

Intel Ethernet controller vulnerable to 'packet of death'

Sending a specially crafted packet to an Intel 82574L Ethernet controller can cause the hardware to hang, and the 'packet of death' could be put to malicious use and crash systems even when protected by a firewall.

February 7, 2013

Facebook malware works across major browsers

Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have detected an example of a breed of malware that uses a cross-browser plugin to create a worm that works across multiple browsers.The LilyJade worm malware spoofs ad modules on Yahoo, YouTube, Bing, MSN, AOL, Google and Facebook.

May 23, 2012 by

If your PC picks up a virus, whose fault is it?

Want to avoid being attacked by viruses and other malware? Two recent studies reveal the secret: regular patching. A fully patched system with a firewall enabled offers almost complete protection against drive-by attacks and outside intruders.

October 6, 2011

Bing ad serves malware to would-be Google Chrome switchers

The criminal gangs that specialize in malware love search engines, because they represent an ideal vector for getting Windows users to click on links that lead to potentially dangerous Trojans. The latest attack targets ads, and the social engineering is frighteningly good.

August 8, 2011

Malware authors target Google Chrome

Sorry, Windows users. Switching to a different browser than Internet Explorer won't immunize you from malware attacks. The bad guys have begun preying on that misplaced confidence to push dangerous software, including Trojans and scareware. Here's a live, very dangerous example.

April 20, 2011

Stuxnet: A possible attack scenario

Symantec security researcher Liam O Murchu posits a possible Stuxnet worm attack scenario. His speculation is driven by the technical features of the sophisticated malware threat.

October 1, 2010 by

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