All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Trojan’

The Latest Mac Virus Is Hilariously Bad

Mac users should become increasingly aware of the threat that malware poses to their machines. Hackers and malicious coders are getting better everyday at breaking into the once thought unbreakable Mac. The Flashback trojan was a sign that Macs are no longer safe from the threat of malware. The latest Mac virus to hit the streets isn’t one of those …

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Malware Is Just Insulting These Days

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 has stopped being Mr. Nice Virus and has taken up the mantle of just being a jerk. According to naked …

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Diablo III Trojan Pulls Off Impressive Movie-Inspired Hack

Hollywood gets a lot of things wrong when it comes to technology. One of the most persistent errors that we see is the hacker character. They’re always portrayed as some kid who can perform all manner of technological magic that is just too good to be true. It turns out that one hacker in China just moved from the silver …

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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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Another, Different Apple Trojan Discovered

Hot on the heals of the news about the Flashback botnet that infected around 600,000 macs, security analysts have confirmed the existence of another Trojan that is compromising Apple products. This one, dubbed Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a, infects Mac OS X computers and opens a backdoor to a remote connection. Using the connection, screenshots can be taken and commands can be executed on …

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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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The Evolution Of The Computer Virus

The computer virus, or just malware in general, is unique among computer programs because it evolves just like a real virus. It can change and mutate into stronger viruses that can cripple your computer and make you spend hundreds of dollars on malware software that may not even do anything. All the computer virus carnage had to start somewhere, but …

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Anonymous Tricked Into Downloading Trojan

Anonymous may be most known for their DDoS attacks on company and government Web sites. It turns out, however, that those DDoS attacks may not have been all that safe for the Anon members partcipating. The Symantec blog recently detailed how Anonymous members were tricked into downloading a Trojan infected version of Anonymous’ DDoS tool, the Low Orbit Ion Cannon. …

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