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Brod, a researcher on our Threat Research team has been tasked with tracking emerging Mac based threats. Microsoft Excel is one of the tools he uses to chart variants. From April to December 2011, there have been several dozen new Mac threats. Well, that’s nothing when compared to Windows malware — but it’s definitely something […]

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At last week’s Virus Bulletin 2011 conference Paul Baccas and Stephen Edwards from SophosLabs presented their research paper “Fast fingerprinting of OLE2 files: Heuristics for detection of exploited OLE2 files based on specification non-conformance”. They may win the prize for the longest title, but what does it mean? OLE2 is a container format synonymous with […]

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Microsoft has released 5 security bulletins covering a total of 15 vulnerabilities. All of these vulnerabilities are rated Important by Microsoft, even though three of them could lead to remote code execution. The patches address elevation of privileged and remote code execution vulnerabilities and may require a restart of Windows. Two of the bulletins address […]

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