Trojan Decodes Captchas Using Stolen Commercial Tools

October 2, 2009By Andrew Brandt

A new Trojan quietly circulating in the wild uses components from a commercial optical character recognition (OCR) application to decode captchas, those jumbled-text images meant to help a website discern human activity from…read more

From Pixels to Phishers

March 31, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Over the past year, we’ve seen a huge jump in the number of mass downloader spyware. These small executable files have just one job, and they do it very well: They pull down…read more

Adware Purveyors Panning for Search Gold

March 27, 2009By Andrew Brandt

We know most adware companies are shameless in their pursuit of revenue, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen anything as bizarre (or hilariously bold) as the sales pitch from a relative…read more

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