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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘malware’

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 their screening process by 50%. The reason for the increase is simple; they are getting better at what they do. …

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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 in question, which is the current top trend in the computer security industry, is so widespread, the FBI has its …

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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. These rogue servers were used to feed ads or channel users to infected websites. The FBI recently announced that it …

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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 that is said to contain some images but the website actually contains a zip file that unleashes some rotten malware …

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New Zeus Trojan Targets Facebook And Email

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 and monocle. Disregarding parodies of Victorian England fashion, it gets pretty serious when a new one is found in the …

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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 flaw in Java that allowed it to install on users’ computers without their knowledge. Apple ultimately dealt with the problem …

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Is Apple’s Security Reputation Diminishing?

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.

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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 of detection and removal tools (including Apple’s), the rate of new infections has dropped almost to nothing. Still, Flashback is …

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Porn Surfing Is Safer Than Browsing Religious Sites

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 result than what was expected, then the fact that surfing porn is safer than surfing religion fits almost perfectly, especially …

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Flashback Malware Netted Creators $10K Per Day

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 most widespread outbreaks of malware ever to hit the Mac platform. The Flashback malware took advantage of an unpatched vulnerability …

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Syrian Activists Targets of Facebook Phishing

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. The latest scams have also installed surveillance malware into computers of the activists targeted, including Burhan Ghalioun, Chairman of the …

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One Of Every Five Macs Has Malware, Report Says

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 by using a Java exploit. Though a Java patch and a removal tool have been released and infection rates are …

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