Articles by Mike Wood

Fraudulent certificates issued by Comodo, is it time to rethink who we trust?


Today, Microsoft issued a Security Advisory warning that fraudulent digital certificates were issued by the Comodo Certificate Authority. This could allow malicious spoofing of high profile websites, including Google, Yahoo! and Windows Live.

Turning scareware devious distribution tactics into practical protection mechanisms


Mike Wood discusses ways to thwart fake anti-virus SEO attacks with a few simple tweaks to your browser.

Malware abusing digital signatures: VB2010 presentation highlights


I recently presented my paper Want My Autograph? The use and abuse of digital signatures by malware at Virus Bulletin 2010. I will refrain from delving into the gory details of digital signatures heuristics that strongly indicate malware -- those Read more…