Marketing manager and security enthusiast based in Austria.
On January 3rd, independent cyber security company, Fox-IT, released a report revealing that someone had infected Yahoo's advertising server with malware. Yet to be identified, the attacker loaded the server -- which distributes advertisements to hundreds of thousands Yahoo users worldwide -- with a slew of "malvertisements" designed to infect computers after a single click.
As of January 2nd, administrators on WoW’s support forum, Battle.net, announced that a dangerous Trojan targeting WoW players is circulating the web. Known as Disker or Disker64, the Trojan is spreading by posing as a World of Warcraft add-on from the game’s add-on manager, Curse Client.
Good anti-malware software is ultimately good because it operates unobtrusively, and because you the user don't even really know it's there...But what about the flashier side of anti-malware?