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Apple Preparing Its Own Flashback Removal Tool Apple Preparing Its Own Flashback Removal Tool

Yesterday we told you about a pair of free software tools designed to help you detect and remove the Flashback botnet from your Mac. Now it looks like Apple is working on their own tool that will accomplish the same …

Mac Virus: Keep Calm And Use Backup Mac Virus: Keep Calm And Use Backup

Mac fans everywhere have felt the pain of Windows users recently with a lovely little virus–the Flashback botnet–which affects a vulnerability in Java. It’s the second hit in just a few months for Apple lovers, coming after the arrest of …

Apple Updates Java Again Following Flashback News Apple Updates Java Again Following Flashback News
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Yesterday we brought you news of an alarming piece of malware targeting Macs. The Flashback trojan uses a vulnerability in Java to install on users’ computers without the user’s knowledge or consent. While nearly all malware designed to attack Macs …

Flashback Botnet Infects Over Half A Million Macs Flashback Botnet Infects Over Half A Million Macs

In the perennial Mac vs. PC debate, Mac users have always been able to cite one incontrovertible fact as an argument for their side: the Mac is far less susceptible than a Windows-based PC to viruses and other forms of …

Gaming News Site ‘Gamasutra’ Hacked? Gaming News Site ‘Gamasutra’ Hacked?
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Go the the Gaming site, Gamasutra and you will get the above warning from Google Chrome. A similar warning will appear on Safari, blocking access to the entire site. Gamasutra has Tweeted about the problem and are looking into a …

New Variant of Flashback Malware Exploits Unpatched Java Vulnerability in Macs New Variant of Flashback Malware Exploits Unpatched Java Vulnerability in Macs

A new variant of the Flashback trojan has appeared, exploiting a Java vulnerability found in Macs. Cyber security firm F-secure announced this discovery via its blog today. Flashback is a trojan that was originally distributed in the guise of erotic …

Russian Police Arrest 8 in Carberp Trojan Case Russian Police Arrest 8 in Carberp Trojan Case

Russian authorities have arrested eight men suspected of using the Carberp Trojan and other malware, to make millions through electronic banking fraud. The men arrested are suspected of being members of a Moscow-based gang that was going after the bank …

Social Media Security Basics Infographic Social Media Security Basics Infographic
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Social media is more popular than ever, and so are viruses, malware and online scams. The chart below sheds some light upon how important it is for social networking users to stay on top of the basics of online security. …

Google Improves Malware Detection For Ads Google Improves Malware Detection For Ads

Google put out a big blog post on Wednesday about its efforts to clean up ads in terms of malware. The company says bad ads are on the decline thanks to said efforts, which include spending millions of dollars building …

YouTube Decoy Targets Syrian Activists With Malware YouTube Decoy Targets Syrian Activists With Malware
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Syrian activists, beware: in addition to avoiding arrest and murder, now the Syrian government is trying to attack activists with a fake YouTube site that’s infecting Windows machines with malware. The YouTube decoy attempted to get Syrian activists to visit …

Bing Malware Warnings Linger Bing Malware Warnings Linger
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It generally takes three to six weeks for a Bing malware removal label to go away, which is a lot longer than it takes for Google, which is days, and can at times be under 24 hours. Regardless, to find …

Samsung Galaxy Phones Get Norton Mobile Security Samsung Galaxy Phones Get Norton Mobile Security

Norton has announced that they are bringing a new suite of security software to Samsung’s Galaxy line of Android-based smartphones. The software provides a variety of tools to secure users’ phones against both theft and malware. Norton Mobile Security lets …

Spam Levels Down, Mobile Malware On The Rise Spam Levels Down, Mobile Malware On The Rise

McAfee has released their quarterly threat report for the fourth quarter of 2011, and some of the results may surprise you. The report examines the biggest threats to online security for both the fourth quarter and all of 2011. The …

Microsoft Accidentally Marked Google.com As Malicious Site Microsoft Accidentally Marked Google.com As Malicious Site
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If you’re a Windows users, it may have gone rogue on you this week by telling you that Google.com is a dangerous site to visit. This isn’t another one of Microsoft’s competitive prods at Google (this time), but rather the …

Hotmail’s Spam Protection Amongst Best in Business Hotmail’s Spam Protection Amongst Best in Business
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According to this Gadgetwise column in the New York Times, Microsoft’s Hotmail offers the best spam protection in the business. SITI, or spam in the inbox, rates have been reduced to record lows, with the advancement of Hotmail’s Smartscreen technology. …

Google Bouncer Scanning Android Market For Malware Google Bouncer Scanning Android Market For Malware

Are you afraid of malicious software on the Android Market? Google has you covered. Today on the Google Mobile Blog, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s VP of Engineering for Android, announced a new software system for Android phones called “Bouncer.” It provides …

Android Games Used As Trojan Horse For Malicious Apps Android Games Used As Trojan Horse For Malicious Apps

Malware disguised as popular game apps were discovered in the Android Market yesterday by Google’s security team. Despite being removed earlier today by Google, over 10,000 downloads of the malicious apps had already been performed by unwitting Android users. About …

Google Letting Users Know Their Computers are Infected Google Letting Users Know Their Computers are Infected

Google announced today that some users will see a message at the top of their search results telling them that their computer is infected, after the company discovered some unusual search activity. “As we work to protect our users and …

Is Your Mobile Device Secure? Is Your Mobile Device Secure?
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Mobile devices today are used for just about everything. From gaming to social networking to banking to office tasks – nearly anything you need to do, you can do it on your mobile device. It’s funny to think about, but the phone features are almost secondary with some users.

MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity: How to Remove This Malware from Your Mac MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity: How to Remove This Malware from Your Mac

MacDefender, MacProtector ,and MacSecurity are the names for a fraudulent “anti-virus software” that is the subject of recent phishing campaigns targeting Mac users. It affects users of Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.6, and Mac OS X 10.5. …

Mobile Device Security Threats at All Time High Mobile Device Security Threats at All Time High
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As smartphone and tablet use rises steadily, people may not be fully aware of the security risks for those devices. Enterprise and consumer devices are confronted with a record number of security threats, according to a new study by Juniper …