A Look Back at the Worst Infections of 2009

December 31, 2009By Andrew Brandt

It’s not clear whether the past year will go down in history as a particularly bad year for malware, but one thing is certain: It was bad enough, at times, that fighting infections…read more

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

April 2009 wrapup: Thumbdrives under threat

May 1, 2009By Andrew Brandt

We’ve just tallied the top 10 threats Webroot’s consumer products detected during the month of April, and some interesting trends appear to be shaping up. Conficker aside, the first quarter of 2009 seemed to…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

New Malware Ruins Firefox

March 25, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Late last year, we read all the buzz about ChromeInject, a malicious DLL that was being billed as the first malware specifically targeting Firefox. It was interesting to see that someone built a…read more

Stepping up to the Loserbar

March 23, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Last year, we at Webroot (as well as many other people) saw a huge spike in two specific types of malware: Rogue antispyware products — the ineffective, deceptive kind — and the various…read more

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