Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Sign up!
EnGarde Community
What is the most important Linux security technology?
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Latest Newsletters
Linux Security Week: March 23rd, 2015
Linux Advisory Watch: March 20th, 2015
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

CSI:Internet Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Source: H Security - Posted by Alex   
Intrusion Detection It's one of those rare Saturday afternoons when the sun is actually shining. I'm just wondering how much meat to buy for the barbecue when my mobile rings. It's Hans – he nervously confesses to me that he thinks he's caught himself a virus. As I innocently enquire how that might have happened, my normally supremely confident mechanical engineering student friend breaks into a stutter, "Well, the thing is, I, well yesterday I bought a new computer, with Microsoft Office pre-installed. But it was only a 30 day test version, and I don't have the money for the full version. So I thought…" I finish his sentence for him, "I thought I'd just download a hacked version and save myself a bit of cash. And now strange things have started happening. Right?"

"Yeah, exactly, how did you know that?" asks Hans. "Because there's one born every minute", I think to myself. "Because you're not the first person to call me up with this kind of problem", I tell him.

Read this full article at H Security

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!

< Prev   Next >


Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Tech Companies, Privacy Advocates Call for NSA Reform
Google warns of unauthorized TLS certificates trusted by almost all OSes
How Kevin Mitnick hacked the audience at CeBIT 2015
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2015 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.