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    Archive for October 18th, 2012




    Seen in the wild last July 2012, PE_MUSTAN.A spreads around less secured networks and is known to target systems with weak passwords. Its roots can be traced from WORM_MORTO.SM that proliferated a year before. While this tactic of brute forcing its way around the network is not new anymore, PE_MUSTAN’s presence proves that supposed secured networks still have glaring weak spots.

    Like all file infectors, this new breed can rapidly infect multiple files on a single machine. It tries to infect all .EXE files, with the exception of files in folders with the following names:

    • Common Files
    • Internet Explorer
    • Messenger
    • Microsoft
    • Movie Maker
    • Outlook
    • qq
    • RECYCLER
    • System Volume Information
    • windows
    • winnt

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    It’s a parent’s responsibility to ensure that wherever their children are, they remain safe, happy and secure. The Internet, in this respect, is no different than any other playground in the park or at school. It looks harmless, even magical at first glance, but could result in some spills and tears if kids are left unsupervised around it.

    Instead of bruises and cuts, however, your child may be exposed to inappropriate content, online bullying, or malware. One most recent example is the rogue version of the famous Bad Piggies game app, which lures in victims with the promise of a free version of the game. These and other threats are the troubles you will have to make sure your child steers clear away from.

    It’s with this in mind that we’ve created an e-guide that should help parents with the task of introducing their children to the world of the Internet. In this document, we’ve assembled handy, easy-to-remember tips on responsible browsing, downloading and exemplary internet etiquette, both on desktop and on mobiles. We give ample advice on what to look out for and what limits to set without making the parent seem overbearing on their child’s online activities. We also provide a list of what sites to recommend to your child, in order to ease them into what material they should expect and look for.

    Responsible, reasonable netizens aren’t born – they’re made, and it all begins with their parent guiding them.

    You can read the e-guide here. For more information about this topic, visit the Trend Micro Internet Safety For Kids blog here.

     
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