Malware: certified trustworthy

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Malware: certified trustworthy

Post by Ruhe on 22/6/2010, 19:55

Good to know.

According to anti-virus vendor F-Secure, the number of digitally signed malware samples for Windows is increasing - and more and more scareware programs also include a valid digital signature. Virus authors use this method to overcome various hurdles on Windows systems and suppress alerts such as those triggered when a program attempts to install an ActiveX control in Internet Explorer, or before installing a driver. F-Secure's list of potentially undesirable programs contains almost 400,000 digitally signed samples. In terms of malware, the list still includes almost 24,000 samples.

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