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Day: August 18, 2011

Email malware levels skyrocket

Earlier this week we described a huge malware outbreak with increases of over 500%. The graph we presented showed a tapering off after the peak of the attack. The similar attacks in March and April also showed this trend – with a large initial outbreak followed by gradually decreasing spikes

“exe” read backwards spells “malware”

RIGHT TO LEFT OVERRIDE (RLO) is a unicode control character (U+202E) that reverses the character reading order from the traditional left-to-right, to right-to-left. This is mainly used for right-to-left languages (such as Arabic or Hebrew). We reported this trick last year but it has resurfaced extensively in the past week