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Malware Is Just Insulting These Days Malware Is Just Insulting These Days
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Malware has always been pretty nasty, but at least it was polite about it. It would pose as a nice email from an old friend or perhaps a bank statement from your friendly neighborhood credit union. It seems that malware …

Could “Bad Ads” Destroy the Web’s Revenue Model? Could “Bad Ads” Destroy the Web’s Revenue Model?
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It’s no secret that most consumers aren’t exactly fond of online ads, especially pop-up ones. While there are some very “bad ads” that could result in serious damage to consumers, a lot of online advertisements are perfectly safe and actually …

Google Discusses Its Safe Browsing Record Google Discusses Its Safe Browsing Record

No, this isn’t an advertisement for the benefits Google’s Chrome browser provides. Not even vicariously. Instead, the latest post over at the Google Security Blog is discussing the measures Google has taken to keep browsers safe through a number of …

Google Joins Facebook, Twitter, AOL, IAB To Stop Badware Google Joins Facebook, Twitter, AOL, IAB To Stop Badware

Google, Twitter, Facebook, AOL and the IAB have joined forces to form the Ads Integrity Alliance, geared toward keeping protecting users from ads that contain badware. The initiative was announced today by StopBadware.org. The organization says the alliance will develop …

VirusTotal Checks Your Android Apps Against 40 Anti-Virus Databases VirusTotal Checks Your Android Apps Against 40 Anti-Virus Databases

One of the major problems that Android faces is the widespread existence of malware. There have been fake versions of Angry Birds and Google Wallet offers that take your information or turn your phone into another piece of the Botnet …

UStream Hacked Ahead Of Apple’s WWDC? UStream Hacked Ahead Of Apple’s WWDC?
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Popular live video streaming site UStream may have been compromised by hackers. Visiting the site using Google’s Chrome browser, we’re seeing: Similarly in Firefox, we’re seeing: Apparently, Apple’s Safari sees no problems: Google’s search results are displaying it as if …

Google Works to Fight Bad Ads and False Advertising Google Works to Fight Bad Ads and False Advertising

On the 25th, Google released an interesting figure on just how effective they have been keeping malware, ad spam, and misleading claims off of their network. Since 2010, Google has decreased the number of bad ads that make it through …

Google Alerts Users About Their Malware-Infected Machines Google Alerts Users About Their Malware-Infected Machines

The DNSChanger malware is a nasty piece of software, which, at its core, is about tricking the infected user into giving up personal information that can be harvested by the deviant programmers, normally for their own personal gain. The malware …

Google Wants to Save Users From DNSChanger Malware Google Wants to Save Users From DNSChanger Malware

It has been widely reported that the FBI and Internet Systems Consortium have been keeping formerly rogue DNS servers running to ensure internet access for millions of computer users who have been infected with malware that changed their DNS server. …

Facebook IM App Passing Around Nasty Little Worm Facebook IM App Passing Around Nasty Little Worm

The security scouts at Trend Micro had identified an instant messaging worm that is being passed around via social networking sites, namely Facebook. The worm is said to present as a private message that includes a link to a site …

New Zeus Trojan Targets Facebook And Email New Zeus Trojan Targets Facebook And Email
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Viruses are pretty funny. You turn your back one moment and the next, they’re stealing your credit card out of your digital wallet. OK, that’s not really funny, but it would be if the virus was wearing a top hat …

Apple Hires Kapersky Labs To Test Mac Security Apple Hires Kapersky Labs To Test Mac Security

The Flashback malware threat that recently plagued Mac computers opened a lot of eyes to the fact that Apple’s computers may not be secure as their users have always believed. The Flashback malware attacked users’ Macs by means of a …

Is Apple’s Security Reputation Diminishing? Is Apple’s Security Reputation Diminishing?
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When Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO and co-founder of security firm Kaspersky Lab, made the statement that Apple was “10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” a lot of heads turned. Apple has long been touted as the leader in security and has publicly poked fun at Microsoft for its security flaws as demonstrated in below ad that targets Vista specifically.

Flashback Malware Infection Dropping By 100,000 Macs Per Week Flashback Malware Infection Dropping By 100,000 Macs Per Week

Infection rates of the Flashback malware that was on over 650,000 Macs at the beginning of April have been in steep decline, according to the organization that discovered the malware in the first place. What’s more, thanks to the proliferation …

Porn Surfing Is Safer Than Browsing Religious Sites Porn Surfing Is Safer Than Browsing Religious Sites
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Is this a good definition of irony? The fact that, according to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, porn sites are, by and large, safer for web surfers than sites dedicated to faith and religion? If irony is getting the opposite …

Flashback Malware Netted Creators $10K Per Day Flashback Malware Netted Creators $10K Per Day
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The Flashback malware that infected over 600,000 Macs at the beginning of April netted its creators somewhere around $10,000 per day, according to recent data. The Flashback variant was discovered at the beginning of April and was one of the …

Syrian Activists Targets of Facebook Phishing Syrian Activists Targets of Facebook Phishing
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On the heals of recent reports of YouTube being hacked due to a phishing scam which tricked users into entering their information into fake fields on decoy Google sites, a new rash of Facebook-related attacks has targeted the Syrian rebellion. …

One Of Every Five Macs Has Malware, Report Says One Of Every Five Macs Has Malware, Report Says
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Malware on the Mac has been a hot topic in recent weeks, thanks to the discovery at the beginning of the month of a variant of the Flashback botnet that was able to install on users’ computers without their knowledge …

Fake Instagram App Infecting Android Devices With Malware Fake Instagram App Infecting Android Devices With Malware
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Caution to all ye eager Android users who can’t wait to join the Instagram craze: be careful about where you download the app because there’s a nasty Instagram decoy floating around out there that will infect your device with some …

Flashback Malware Still Infects 140,000 Macs, Not Dead Yet Flashback Malware Still Infects 140,000 Macs, Not Dead Yet

Tools to remove the Flashback malware variant that has been discovered on Mac computers this month have been effective, but the Flashback is not quite dead yet, according to a recent report. The malware, which originally infected upwards of 600,000 …

Android Malware Being Spread By Text Messages Android Malware Being Spread By Text Messages
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Android is pretty great, but we all have to admit – the operating system is pretty vulnerable to malware. One of the latest and particularly nasty attempts at infecting users was through a seemingly legitimate copy of Angry Birds Space. …