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Koobface: the cross-platform version

http://blogs.paretologic.com

The Koobface worm makes the news again with a cross-platform version of the Worm. Security firm Intego disclosed the threat for Mac OS X on their blog. The worm uses a Java applet to download the malicious payload. If the user allows the applet to run, Koobface may be able to join the Botnet. The site I’ve tested in the wild will work for Windows, Linux and OS X.

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Created by Linerd 3 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 36 weeks ago
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Fake Firefox Update Pages Push Adware

http://threatcenter.blogspot.com

Purveyors of spyware and adware will try to take advantage of well known programs, illegitimately bundling their software into the install of the popular software... The latest example is found on the fake Firefox download site below.

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Created by iamspam 4 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 22 weeks ago
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Yet More Malware Found on Gnome-Look

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk

Yesterday we were the first to bring you the news about malware being targeted at Ubuntu users, and today, sadly, another malicious file was uploaded to gnome-look, this time masquerading as a theme called 'Ninja'.

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Created by cutcross 4 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 30 weeks ago
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The Malware Problem (and a solution)

http://amarok.kde.org

Some of you might have heard about the Malware incident that recently has hit our friends from gnome-look.org. While some of you might chuckle, there have been some discussions about possible solutions for this issue.

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Malware Hidden Inside Screensaver On Gnome-Look

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk

Malware has been found hidden inside an innocuous 'waterfall' screensaver .deb file made available on popular artwork sharing site Gnome-Look.org.

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Developer Ponders Release of Linux Malware

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk

The lack of malware on Linux may be about to change after a developer admitted he has developed a 'package of malware for Unix/Linux'

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Created by viubuntu 4 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 31 weeks ago
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Mozilla Sort of Bans Microsoft

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft has exposed Firefox users to attacks for many months; Mozilla blocks Microsoft's Firefox "leech"

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Created by komrad 4 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 37 weeks ago
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Mozilla says Microsoft browser malware can Firefox off

http://www.daniweb.com

Odd isn't it, how Microsoft kicked up a fuss when Google announced the Chrome plugin for Internet Explorer on the grounds that it could make the browser more insecure. Indeed, it went as far as to suggest that it doubled the potential surface area for malware and scripted attacks. Yet, amazingly, Microsoft sees no such problem with installing a plugin into the Firefox browser.

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Created by popstarviolet 4 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 38 weeks ago
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Microsoft Adopts Malware Techniques to Advance .NET

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft intrudes Firefox; security breaches revisited

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Created by komrad 5 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 22 weeks ago
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Attacks on pro-Tibetan websites

http://www.boingboing.net

RMS: «Supporters of Tibet, and their web sites, are the targets of persistent malware attacks.»

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Created by can.axis 5 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 47 weeks ago
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Malware on GNU/Linux

http://www.fsdaily.com

GNU/Linux users should not have any false sense of security just based on the fact that viruses designed for exclusively for windows won't run on GNU/Linux. Here is a list of "Linux computer viruses"

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Malware on GNU/Linux

A response to this post:
How do you get down off an elephant?

Specifically, I disagree with this assertion from the article:
"A virus is simply a Windows program, so it doesn't run in Linux."

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Submitted by Balzac on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 19:00
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Can we afford not to give our kids Linux?

http://www.itwire.com

For any parent, myself included, setting your kids loose on the net is a daunting prospect. We have to do it because the net is a fact of life - it's in our schools, the workplace, public libraries and in many if not most homes of the developed world. Therefore, do we really have any option but to give them Linux?

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Does antivirus have a future? A nice perspective.

http://www.guardian.co.uk

A nice perspective on security threats- past present and maybe, future. Mostly for those poor wretched Windows users of course. Keep it in mind when you are telling them how good it is to have Linux to use!

And before becoming *too* smug, see that there are some very clever malware peddlers out there. So keep your (linux) security awareness in good working order!

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Created by candtalan 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 42 weeks ago
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Malware: Serious Business

http://www.darkreading.com

"Selling malware is becoming a real business, complete with advertising, marketing, and service after the sale, a university researcher reported this weekend."

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Created by bridget 6 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 48 weeks ago
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