Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kaspersky Hacked

Seriously! What hope do we have about keeping scareware off our computers when leading anti virus providers can't even do it.

Kaspersky confirmed that it was hacked. Users trying to download anti-virus products were redirected to an external page which pretended to perform a virus scan in a bogus "Windows Explorer" browser window. The page also tried to simulate an infection and scare visitors into downloading a program.

And Lenovo websites has been having issues for awhile, trust me. Now it seems that their site is infected and is spreading the hackload.AD trojan. Read on...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why I use firefox and noscript and most of the time browse in a sandbox. If sites are so dependent on client side scripting, the barrier to me entering is really high.

Batman

ibannieb Tech Support said...

What's a sandbox?

Anonymous said...

A much better description than I could give.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_(computer_security)

And this is what I use.

http://www.sandboxie.com/

Batman