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Image Gallery: June's cyber threat landscape

June's cyber threat landscape gallery, features images from the malware, spam, phishing and crimeware campaigns that took place during the month. See also: Image Gallery: April's cyber threat landscape

July 6, 2010 by Dancho Danchev

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Image Gallery: April's cyber threat landscape

Facebook phishing campaigns serving ZeuS crimeware, new Mac OS X malware variant, yet another cyber espionage network exposed, next to several reports detailing Opt-In botnets and how outdated vulnerabilities drive the growth of cybercrime - April, 2010 was a busy month for the security community.

April 29, 2010 by Dancho Danchev

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Mac OS X ransomware - hype or real threat?

In need of a fresh example that cybercriminals are actively looking for ways to monetize infected Mac OS X hosts? Early-stage discussions at several web forums, including a PoC (proof of concept, source code included) as well as the following potential layouts speak for themselves.Read the article: Mac OS X SMS ransomware - hype or real threat?

March 17, 2010 by Dancho Danchev

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McAfee Total Protection 2010: Photo gallery

McAfee Total Protection 2010 is the latest in McAfee's security stable to offer all the bells, whistles and options that the company can squeeze into one security suite. This program is nothing if not extensive, as the following screenshots show.

November 4, 2009 by

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Inside the botnets that never make the news

This gallery offers an inside view of those "beneath the radar" botnets that never make the news. The images have been collected throughout the past year by using open source intelligence, namely, by either joining the command and control IRC channel upon infection, or monitoring ongoing communications between the botnet masters.If you ever wanted to take an inside view of targeted-botnets primarily run by novice cybercriminals sometimes utilizing outdated, but very effective methods - this gallery is for you.

May 20, 2009 by Dancho Danchev

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What's new in Vista Group Policy?

Vista offers 800 new Group Policy settings, some that pertain to added features and others that enhance control over features carried over from Windows XP. Deb Shinder offers a detailed look at some of Vista's more interesting Group Policy additions: access to removable media, power management, and User Account Control policies.

May 16, 2007 by Debra Shinder

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