* Posts by penno

4 posts • joined 7 Jan 2008

Malware removes rival rootkits

penno
Stop

well, it's not really apples with apples

av vendors have to ensure the PC is still fine after it removes the virus. Whereas virus writers don't *really* care if the PC still works, so they can employ harsher removal methods than the AV products can. If the PC dies during the removal process - who cares - as long as most of 'em still work.

Scareware scammers target Mac users

penno

this could be interesting

i wonder how gullible the mac fanbois will be towards this stuff. If they have a tendency to believe their macbooks are impervious, they might tend to believe the crap popping up on their screens. I wonder...

Excuse me sir: there's a rootkit in your master boot record

penno
Happy

cruelty to rootkits surely

poor things *have* to put up with windows. There's not even a mercy-killing by the av. sad indeed.

Contest seeks the most diminutive XSS worm

penno

Yeah, it's a good idea (for the security pros)

They're gonna get a sh*tload of code, for free. It's not just the winning entry they're gonna be able to dissect and figure out, but *every* entry they receive.

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