“Microsoft’s AntiSpyware package has not even been released as a finished product, and already it’s been hit by a virus. The BankAsh-A Trojan, as security company Sophos calls it, is the first piece of malware to attack the product, currently available only as a beta download from Microsoft’s website. Designed to steal on-line banking passwords from unsuspecting Windows users, BankAsh disables Microsoft AntiSpyware, attempting to suppress warning messages that Microsoft AntiSpyware may display and deleting all files within the program’s folder. The Trojan also targets users of on-line banks such as Barclays, Cahoot, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide, NatWest and Smile, Sophos said,” Jack Kapica writes for The Globe and Mail Update.
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, this is the same Jack Kapica who, on January 13, 2005, wrote, “[for Apple Mac mini’s price] you can get a Dell PC with Windows that kicks butt… Every time I wanted to, I could always find a more powerful PC with attractive features for the same price [as a Mac].” Our response to Kapica’s article on January 13th works even better today:
Kapica wrote, “I could always find a more powerful PC with attractive features for the same price.” Would those “attractive features” include cleaning adware, spyware and malware ad infinitum, reloading Windows semi-annually, and applying Windows patches to patch patches that you thought were patched, but weren’t full-patched three patches ago?
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Globe and Mail writer: for Apple Mac mini price ‘you can get a Dell PC with Windows that kicks butt’ – January 13, 2005