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Malware messes up India’s online test for business schools

by Shanmuga

"The move by India’s top business schools to take their CAT entrance test online turned embarrassing after malware-infected computers left a number of students unable to take the test. Prometric, a Baltimore, Maryland, testing company hired to conduct the CAT (Common Admission Test), said this week that the testing labs faced technical difficulties mainly due

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New Bios attack renders anti-virus useless

by Shanmuga

"A new form of attack that installs a rootkit directly onto a computer’s Bios system would render anti-virus software useless, researchers have warned…The researchers devised a 100-line Python script that could be flashed onto the Bios to install a rootkit. Because the Bios software activates before any other program on a computer when it starts

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Anti-virus Rescue CD/DVDs

by Shanmuga

An antimalware rescue cd or dvd is essentially a portable operating system along with a portable version of an anti-malware software application. They run completely from the CD/DVD media and allows access to your computer’s operating system and hard disks. This makes it possible to use them to scan the system for malware infections, recover

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Why virus writers are turning to open source

by Shanmuga

"Malware developers are going open source in an effort to make their malicious software more useful to fraudsters. By giving criminal coders free access to malware that steals financial and personal details, the malicious software developers are hoping to expand the capabilities of old Trojans.

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Celebrity Viruses Improve Security

by Shanmuga

"Every so often, a computer virus becomes more than just a novelty for anti-virus researchers and moves into the consciousness of the mass media, even if it’s not a grave threat. The recent Conficker outbreak is a fantastic example of this.

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