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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Malwarebytes: Fighting To The Top

August 29, 2012 | BY

You might not be aware of this but Anti-Malware and antivirus software gets tested every year along with other similar security software. The purpose of these tests is to identify which product is the best at detecting malware.  This process involves a third party organization using up-to-date versions of the software and running them all […]

Passing The BitCoin

August 24, 2012 | BY

BitCoin is a new-ish form of digital currency.  It allows people to perform financial transactions without the need for a bank or central authority and allows for a large amount of privacy.  Transactions are currently limited to ones performed online and only by individuals and organizations that accept BitCoin as payment. However, in the next […]

DefCon for Developers

August 8, 2012 | BY

My colleague Adam Kujawa recently wrote a great post about the Malwarebytes experience at the hacker convention DefCon this year. By popular demand, here’s a round-up of my top four favorite DefCon talks from a development perspective: 1. “Stiltwalker”, by “DC949” (http://www.dc949.org/projects/stiltwalker) I am sure everyone is familiar with reCAPTCHA. You have likely wasted hours […]

ALERT: New Bank Phishing Attempts

August 6, 2012 | BY

A new phishing scam is going around and trying to grab user log-on credentials  for popular banks like HSBC, Lloyds TSB & Chase. The phishing emails advertise one of the following reasons in order to trick the user into clicking the provided link: There are security Messages available to the user which they  need to […]