Microsoft have published a Security Bulletin Summary for October 2011. Eight updates have been released including two "critical" and six "important" severity updates.

The patches address remote code execution, elevation of privilege and denial of service vulnerabilities within Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway and Microsoft Host Integration Server.


Virus Bulletin 2011

by Andy on October 11th, 2011 in Industry and Security News.

Lavasoft attended the 21st Virus Bulletin conference in Barcelona from 5-7 October.

Virus Bulletin is a leading security industry publication who's annual conference presents the latest research, defensive procedures and the chance to discuss future developments and countermeasures. It also provides an opportunity for experts in the anti-malware arena to share their research interests, discuss technologies, as well as meet with - and learn from - those who put their technologies into practice in the real world.


BACKDOORS
Backdoors may open up ports on the compromised computer, allowing remote access and control of the victim's machine.
Win32.Backdoor.Cbot
Win32.Backdoor.Cow


BACKDOORS
Backdoors may open up ports on the compromised computer, allowing remote access and control of the victim's machine.
Win32.Backdoor.Bjeep
Win32.Backdoor.Proxyier
Win64.Backdoor.Geckaseka


BACKDOORS
Backdoors may open up ports on the compromised computer, allowing remote access and control of the victim's machine.

Win32.Backdoor.Darkhole
Win32.Backdoor.Loger
Win32.Backdoor.Spectrum
Win32.Backdoor.Sub7x
Win32.Backdoor.Telner


ADWARE
Adware is a type of advertising display software that delivers advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by users. Many adware applications also perform tracking functions, and therefore may also be categorized as tracking technologies. Some consumers may want to remove adware if they object to such tracking, do not wish to see the advertising caused by the program, or are frustrated by its effects on system performance.


ADWARE
Adware is a type of advertising display software that delivers advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by users. Many adware applications also perform tracking functions, and therefore may also be categorized as tracking technologies. Some consumers may want to remove adware if they object to such tracking, do not wish to see the advertising caused by the program, or are frustrated by its effects on system performance.
Win32.Adware.IPlus
Win32.Adware.OfferBox

BACKDOORS


ADWARE
Adware is a type of advertising display software that delivers advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by users. Many adware applications also perform tracking functions, and therefore may also be categorized as tracking technologies.


iTunes 10.2 Security Update

by Andy on March 3rd, 2011 in Security Tips.

Apple have released iTunes 10.2 which resolves multiple vulnerabilities,  the most serious of which may lead to unexpected application termination and arbitrary code execution.

iTunes users are advised to read Apple's security summary HT4554 and update to the latest version.


Newly created families for February 2010

ADWARE
Adware is a type of advertising display software that delivers advertising content potentially in a manner or context that may be unexpected and unwanted by users. Many adware applications also perform tracking functions, and therefore may also be categorized as tracking technologies. Some consumers may want to remove adware if they object to such tracking, do not wish to see the advertising caused by the program, or are frustrated by its effects on system performance.

Win32.Adware.PinSearch


The latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird have been published, fixing a number of security issues.

Firefox 3.5.17 & 3.6.14 includes fixes listed here.

Thunderbird 3.1.8 includes fixes listed here.

To update either application, click on Help -> Check for updates.


Vote For Ad-Aware!

by Andy on February 28th, 2011 in Everyday Life at Lavasoft.

Our friends over at download.com are running a poll to find the most popular free antivirus and security program. Click here to register your vote.

The poll runs until 11 p.m. PT March 3, so you still have time to participate. Vote Ad-Aware!