Virus Articles

Google Takes On Bird Flu

The world’s largest Internet search company has joined the defenses arranged against bird flu. In combination with Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, Google Earth is helping to locate commercial poultry flocks, as well as the buildings, schools, and roads close to the farms and production facilities.

Mac OS X Security

Mac and Linux users aren’t used to turning on the news and hearing about security threats that affect us.

Microsoft Wont Release Virus Fix In Time

Microsoft has said that it won’t release an updated version of its Malicious Software Removal Tool until February 14, as was always scheduled, even though that version will contain a fix for the Kama Sutra/Blackworm/MyWife virus, which is set to delete Office documents on February 3.

Creative Ships Virus with MP3 Players

Creative Technology has accidentally shipped about 3,700 Zen MP3 players with a windows virus on them, and has recalled them.

Microsoft Vacates Vista Virus Issues

The Monad command shell won’t be shipped with the forthcoming Windows Vista operating system.

Windows Vista Shelled By First Virus
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An Austrian hacker has written the first Windows Vista virus, taking advantage of the new command shell in the platform.

Mytob Tops Of The Virus Charts

June’s list of reported viruses shows Mytob variants taking seven of the top ten spots in a Sophos Labs report.

How To Recognize If Your Computer Has A Virus Or Trojan On It

It isn’t always easy to tell if your computer has become infected with a virus or similar anti-social piece of software.

Browser Attacks Replacing Virus Threats

Criminal assaults on users online continue to grow, as thieves attempt to exploit browser vulnerabilities.

German Virus Sobers Up Email World

The world of SPAM began speaking with a distinct German accent after this weekend, as email inboxes are flooded with messages, most of them with Nazi rhetoric in the subject lines.

Mobile Phone Virus Appears In US

Users in Twenty countries have reported outbreaks of the Cabir virus, which spreads from phone to phone.

AOL IM For Windows Virus In Wild

An innocent looking link sent to you over AIM could have your PC downloading a virus.

Fake Windows Security Update Really Virus
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There is an e-mail scam going around that appears to be a message from Microsoft warning Windows users of a security update which turns out to be a virus.

Mabir Virus Aggressively Targeting Mobile Phones

A variant of the Cabir mobile virus, called Mabir, has been targeting mobile phones using the Symbian Series 60 operating system. Mabir is capable of spreading via Bluetooth or by a phone’s messaging service.

Apple OS X Virus Contest Cancelled

A contest to develop a virus capable of infecting Apple OS X has been cancelled. DVForge.com, makers of a number of accessories for the Apple family, sponsored the competition.

Mobile Virus Spreads Through Bluetooth and MMS
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There is a new mobile virus called Commwarrior that uses both Bluetooth and multimedia messaging services (MMS) to spread itself to other phones.

Mobile Phone Virus Uses Bluetooth and MMS

There is a new mobile virus called Commwarrior that uses both Bluetooth and multimedia messaging services (MMS) to spread itself to other phones.

Mobile Phone Virus Spreading Through MMS

In the past, the few mobile phone viruses to have success have done so through propagation via Bluetooth technology.

MMS Virus Discovered on Symbian Phones

A mobile phone virus that spreads through Mobile Messaging Services (MMS) has been discovered on Symbian Series 60 mobile phones.

UK Government Launches Virus Warning Site

Yesterday, the government for the United Kingdom launched a web site designed to offer computer virus/security-related news and information for anyone who would like to access the site.

Fake FBI Email Contains Virus
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A fake email claiming to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigations containing an attached virus is making the rounds through various email inboxes.