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How Windows Gets Infected With Malware

CSIS Security Group A/S released a report showing how Windows machines become infected with malware. It’s one of the questions we most frequently get asked when cleaning up a malware infection on a client machine. “How did this happen?” It’s a reasonable question. We make sure our clients have up to date anti-malware applications, inform […]

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Malware on the Mac (Redux)

Mea culpa. At least a little bit. Give me a moment while I wipe the egg from face. According to a recent CNET article, there’s a new trojan for OS X, out in the wild and effective albeit not particularly active at the moment. You may recall that I recently (just a few days ago […]

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Malware on the Mac

From my updated article on the subject of malware on the Mac: I’ll alter my position and state that it’s actually a good idea to go ahead and protect yourself, even on your Mac. While there are still safety advantages to computing on the Mac, a few extra precautions won’t hurt. To that end, I […]

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BIOS Malware in the Wild

In a blog post by Marco Giuliani it’s been revealed that a new type of malware targeting your computer’s BIOS is in the wild. Termed ‘Mebromi’ by researchers, it’s one of the rarer types of malware in that it digs to the deepest levels of your PC, making it extremely difficult to find and potentially […]

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