All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘malware’

Fake Instagram App Infecting Android Devices With Malware

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 malware. Sophos, a security firm that specializes in these types of software threats, identified the fake version of the very …

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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 computers, has been eliminated from the majority of them. There are still, however, just over 140,000 Macs still infected around …

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Android Malware Being Spread By Text Messages

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. This latest attack is even more legitimate. The security experts over at NQ Mobile have noticed a new Android malware …

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Android Apps Found Stealing Personal Information

Symantec has identified a series of apps in the Google Play app store that could be stealing Japanese Android users’ personal information, including their contacts’ information. The apps come with a “the Movie” tacked onto the end of their names, but many don’t share that name when installed onto a user’s phone. The apps ask permission for full internet access …

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Fake Angry Birds Space Contains Malware On Android

Angry Birds Space is really, really popular. Besides its much improved gameplay, it launching simultaneously across all platforms really helps with the download rate. Android getting an ad-supported free version of the game definitely entices players to download the game. You should really watch out which version you download though. Rovio let everybody know that there’s a fake version of …

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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 thing, though there are few details about the tool as yet. According to a page on Apple’s website that went …

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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 Russian cyber-criminal Pavel Vrublevsky, who developed faux anti-virus applications for OS X. Unlike the previous strain of malware–which required the …

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Apple Updates Java Again Following Flashback News

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 requires user interaction – it usually masquerades as something innocent, like Adobe Flash Player – this newly-discovered variant of Flashback …

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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 malware. Unfortunately, however “less susceptible” does not mean “immune,” and occasionally a bit of malware that is directly targeted at …

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Gaming News Site ‘Gamasutra’ Hacked?

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 solution. They have not commented on the source of the problem, or if the malware threats are real or not. …

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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 images or politically offensive material. It was later updated to be distributed in a fake installer application for the Adobe …

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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 accounts Russian Nationals, bringing in about $2 million since October 2011. The scheme involved using malware to steal login creditionals …

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