Thursday, July 28, 2005

Polak's Patches

As many of you no doubt know, the previous background for A. Ryan Robbins of prior to becoming involved with Computer Information Security was Law Enforcement. As such, A. Ryan Robbins still knows many Law Enforcement colleagues and co-workers whose hobby is collecting Police patches and flashes. If this past time interests you, one of the best-developed websites, with a very cool web site design (if I may say so myself) is Polak’s Patches. This web site was created by Designs and serves as an excellent introduction to the hobby of trading Police Patches and flashes for collectors. Check it out and see if you might be interested in pursuing this past time yourself.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Floodblack A, Troj.Floodblack.A, is a backdoor Trojan Horse which attempts to connect to the web site to receive orders. Upon infection it creates msping.exe in the Windows System folder and adds a key to the Widows registry to enable the previously created file to be run on start-up.