Ten emerging malware trends for 2007

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  1. screamer

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    I was surprised not to see Rouge anti spyware programs on the list.
     
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    Scary stuff, I´m worried the most about nr 3,5,8,9 and 10. Btw, I have disabled *.CRT files from running on my system, this should take care of nr 9.
     
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    or as one unviversity has done
    List of Banned File Extensions

    or as you linked

     
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    Yes, it covers a lot of newly used techniques.

    Sadly, like most of these kind of reports out there, it forgot one of the most important (if not THE most important) changes in malware attacks, that being targeted attacks (such as Country-IP based attacks). These have been seen being used by Gromozon, arguably one of the most 'innovative' (and nastier) malwares out there, as well as a bunch of others (including Rustock). The goal is pretty clear here: by targeting countries or IP ranges and redirecting all the others to innocuous pages, there are many more chances that security companies will miss the samples and not cover the malware for a long time. :(
     
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