Researchers at the questionably named company, Bromuim, have published information on a new emailed virus which is making the rounds and is not stopped by the vast majority of antivirus programs. This particular nasty is making it through because the infectious payload is being updated at least as frequently as your antivirus software, which is how it is sneaking through. Unfortunately, as is mentioned in the article over at The Inquirer if you are the type to click on links and attachments in random emails from questionable senders, antivirus programs are not likely to save you.
"Researchers at Cupertino-based virtualised security company Bromium discovered a technique being used by hackers which they describe as ‘polymorphic', attacking both primary and secondary executables."
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Bromium is one of the most
Bromium is one of the most respected and well known names in computer security, to those who are involved with the field.
Questionably(read shit) named computer security software goes by names like Norton, Mcafee, and AVG.
Oh no please NO Memes! Leave
Oh no please NO Memes! Leave that to the inbreds at WCCFTech, that and embedded videos, GIFs, and other such nonsense.
I have never had a website so regularly crash my display drivers like WCCFTech’s website does with comments so full of running videos/Videos Preloading(Decoding) at once, GIFs and other such madness so overwhelming the graphics drivers with so many calls.
P.S. if youre using a
P.S. if youre using a conventional antivirus you might as well have no protection. Application hardening and exploit mitigations are the most important things to do in a software envirionment.
Bromium does hypervisor bases security with forensics. Hardware root of trust like that is always best, but virtualizing and hardware root of trust arent always possible on a PC.