Virus Articles

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.

Cabir Virus Appearing On U.S. Mobile Phones

The Cabir virus, which is believed to have originated in the Philippines, has been slowly making its way across the globe.

Cabir Virus Targets Mobile Phones

A mobile phone virus originating from the Philippines is spreading to multiple countries, which to some, officially signifies the beginning of the mobile virus era.

Lexus Talks to a Blog to Squash Virus Rumors

ZDNet reports that car maker Lexus denied that the Cabir wireless worm poses a risk to the Bluetooth-capable navigation systems featured in some of its vehicles …

New Cell Phone Virus Discovered

F-Secure, a Finnish Internet security company, has discovered a new cell phone virus called Lasco.A. The virus spreads via Bluetooth technology and by attaching itself to files contained on mobile phones.

Web Worm Uses Google To Spread Virus

Gary Price at the Search Engine Watch forum has details of a new web worm that uses Google to spread.

Cell Phones Not as Secure as You Think
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People are starting to become aware of the fact that cell phones are just as vulnerable as computers when it comes to hackers.

City Uses iQ Networking for Spam and Virus Elimination

Qwest Communications International announced that the city of Missoula, Mont., has selected Qwest’s wide area networking (WAN) solution, known as iQ Networking, to help it control and eliminate unwanted spam and viruses that present a strain on the city’s network.

Fallout From The MyDoom Search Engine Attack

On Monday, July 26, 2004, the major search engines were hit by a variant of the MyDoom virus. This particular version of the virus sniffs out email addresses and domains from infected computers and proceeds to query the major search engines in order to locate more addresses attached to the discovered domain.

Alien Intruders!

You probably didn’t casually invite, or extend a formal attendance request to, these undesirables known as viruses.

How to get rid of new Sobig.F virus?

As you know, this time the virus under the name Sobig.F has wreaked quite havoc! No doubt, many of us have suffered from this recent virus outbreak.


I have received over 2 dozen calls on Monday, Aug.11, 2003 concerning people with Windows XP that contains an error that states there was in an error in the RPC and the system will reboot.

How to Multiply Your Marketing Like a Virus

The big talk on the Internet these days is about “Melissa” and its copycat versions, such as “I Love You.” No, it’s not an adult oriented website or some new software game but a virus. And the devious (or perhaps even brilliant) way it works is that, after opening the email attachment, it sends more virus-infected emails to the first fifty people in your address book without your knowledge.

Computer Virus Warning Signs

If you’re conversant with computer code, looking at the actual strings of code in a suspect program can help spot suspicious or out of place commands. But even if don’t know your way around codes it may help to look at the contents of a data file anyway. Strange messages are commonly inserted by virus writers and can be read within the code. Look at a data file with a word processing program and search for these.

Unleashing an Ebay Virus

So you’ve built your website, optimized all of your keywords, created great content, and studied all the traffic-building techniques until you are blind from staying up until two in the morning. You’ve read the ebooks, bought the packages, set up autosurf programs, and even tried safelists, but the traffic you get is not rush hour. It’s a trickle. Let me suggest something.