Computer Virus Catalog
(NSFW) shows artists' renditions of famous computer viruses.
Relive techno fears of yore ... malware aficionado Daniel White collects vintage computer viruses
, infects his machines and records the results. See more examples at his YouTube channel
is the name of a newly-identified malware program
which utilizes a previously unknown MD5 collision attack
to successfully spoof Microsoft Terminal Services, and install itself as a trusted program using Windows Update, Microsoft has confirmed.
The program appears to have targeted computers in the Middle East, and specifically Iran
; analysts have alleged it is likely created by the same entity
that designed Stuxnet. Flame has been live and actively spying since 2010
, but went undetected until recently, due to sophisticated anti-detection measures. [more inside]
It arrived at MIT in the middle of the night... 1988 computer virus
- (via Dangerous Minds) [more inside]
10 years ago yesterday, The ILOVEYOU
or LOVELETTER computer worm successfully attacked tens of millions of Windows computers in 2000 when it was sent as an attachment to an email message with the text "ILOVEYOU" in the subject line. Mefi Was There
that day when Onel De Guzman released a virus that he had proposed creating as part of his undergraduate thesis. The BBC Looks Back
. The key part of the virus was not any technical trick but the wording of the subject line - ILOVEYOU - and its attachment LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.
Putting his money where his mouth is
regarding the recent Symantec (Norton Utilities
, Anti-Virus etc.) Mac OS X virus claims
...? Seems not to be
, but the fellow who was sponsoring the $25,000 reward has a, shall we say, checkered past
. Mac users are still waiting
for the first real attack. I could live without it, but this particular religious war
insane and inane it can get) does liven up our computing experience
. If the pop-unders at MacDailyNews
get around your browser's pop-up blocker, go here
The latest fad.
You know you're really famous
when there is a virus named after you. Avril lavigne gets digital punk.
Help yourself to an exploit.
No biting social commentary here, just spreading the word on an ooky Win XP exploit in the form of a malicious Help Center request. The patch has been silently rolled into SP1, and is otherwise unavailable. Of course, if you want to install SP1, you'll have to agree to that nasty Trojan EULA.
First JPEG virus discovered...
"The W32/Perrun virus, as it is now being called, extracts data from JPEG files and then injects picture files with infected digital images. A fair warning to those individuals who are fond of sending multimedia files to friends and families." Is everyone's porn stash threatened now?
Flashers: the Garden of Eden is now closed.
It's the first Flash virus. Luckily, it can only hurt you if you run it locally.
, editor of Vmyths.com
, writes that three uniformed federal police visited him in the middle of the night
and asked that he not to publish an upcoming column that would embarrass anti-virus vendor for "national security reasons." From late-October, but intriguing.
- -is being called "low risk" according to McAfee
Mr. President, I need your advice on this attachment.
No matter who you are, you are still foolish to open unscanned attachments. Sircam strikes again!
Those British boys at it again.
It was like this during the war, y'know. I remember my old mate Alan Turing beating the system in much the same way. Saved the world he did. Tally-ho.
Naked Wife Virus Strips Down Computers.
The virus arrives as an e-mail titled "Fw: Naked Wife" with a message body that reads: "My wife never look like that! ;-) Best Regards, (sender's name here)" and an attachment called "NakedWife.exe."
for the "I love you" virus, ohh, and it has 40 authors to it