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The Win32/Gapz malware family was mentioned publicly for the first time in the middle of November 2012, by the Russian antivirus company Doctor Web (Trojan.Gapz.1 infecting Windows in a new manner). But I didn’t find the technical details about this threat in that report and so prepared a deeper analysis. Win32/Gapz uses many exploitation techniques […]

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This is the third in a series of posts about Microsoft Windows 8, the Metro interface, and our view of its security status. To review the first two articles, click here and here.UEFI and Secure BootWith Windows 8, Microsoft introduces Secure Boot, which allows the boot sequence to be secure and trusted. For cryptographic verification […]

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[March 1: See update at end]Google Code is a well-known platform that provides a collaborative environment for developers working on open source projects. It’s also a target for malware developers. Contrary to what you may think, this is not the first time that Google Code has been used to spread or store malware. (You can […]

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