The odds against losing money may be better with cash machines than fruit machines, but why neglect simple, obvious precautions?
After Event Viewer, ASSOC, INF, PREFETCH and Task Manager, it seems that VERIFY is the latest system utility to be misused by PC tech support scammers.
First the panic, then the accusations of hype. Can we really estimate the impact of DNSchanger yet?
Why you really might prefer to pay for AV security. Free Fall or Free-for-All?
Cold-call scammers now claim to be AV support staff, but misuse a widening range of system utilities to con victims into believing they have malware.
We've already discussed a lo-tech but surprisingly effective attack on ATM users here and elsewhere. However, Brian Krebs has recently posted on more conventional skimming attacks: Green Skimmers Skimming Green. An interesting and useful comment thread too. However, in view of the mentions there of chip and pin technology, it's worth pointing out that while
Zeus-associated malware (and that includes SpyEye and "SpyZeuS") isn't supernaturally difficult to detect. It is, however, pretty adaptive and has introduced, from time to time, some innovative counter-detection techniques.