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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Nov 14, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Oct 04, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
[ This article originally appeared in Virus Bulletin ](http://www.virusbtn.com/virusbulletin/archive/2014/01/vb201401-Medfos) <br/>Medfos is a heavily obfuscated trojan family which downloads modules capable of redirecting search engine results in the most popular browsers, including Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Its main module, the downloader, was found to be distributed via the Sasfis botnet. This article dissects the way the Medfos downloader deploys its downloaded modules, and the function of each. <p style="text-indent:... [Read More]
by RSS Benjamin Chang  |  Mar 12, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Research
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 is the most secure web browser according to the results of a mid-May 2013 NSS Labs' analysis. Apple Safari 5, Google Chrome 25/26, Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla Foxfire 19 and Opera 12 were all evaluated against malware downloads and socially engineered malware. Results show that Chrome's malware download protection improved significantly, up to more than 83 percent from a 70 percent performance in NSS' October 2012 analysis, Browser Comparative Analysis Report - Socially Engineered Malware. IE earned a block rate... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends