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Windows malware intrudes iOS App Store

07/24/2012, Although some Apple enthusiasts will often say that you won’t have to worry about dealing with malware and virus threats on your Mac or iOS device, recent reports are suggesting otherwise. A user named “deesto” posted a note to an Apple...

Facebook provides tools to counter malware

07/11/2012, While malware is a pretty common thing nowadays, a lot of people still have no clue about it or what they can do to help get rid of it. Well it looks like Facebook is leveraging its popularity to help people with the problem. According to an official...

Google disputes claims of Android botnet

07/09/2012, Last week, a Microsoft researcher claimed to have discovered an Android botnet, but it looks like it might not exist after all. According to a statement from Google, their analysis suggests that spammers are using infected computers and a fake mobile...

Apple App Store’s first spam sending app pulled

07/05/2012, After being reported for pushing out corrupted updates, it looks like the Apple App Store is in the news again. According to reports online, “Find and Call”, the first ever spam-sending app managed to make its way onto the Apple App store. The...

Android botnet discovered

07/04/2012, While malware on Android isn’t exactly unheard of, it looks like there’s more than meets the eye. A Microsoft researcher recently came across some interesting spam emails that were delivered via Yahoo! Mail servers. In addition to being sent...

Microsoft patch to fight the Flame virus

06/04/2012, It was the end of last month when we talked about how ‘Flame‘ is a new cyber weapon threat, with this espionage tool being spotted first on infected Windows PCs across the entire Middle East. Nice to know that Microsoft has done their bit in...

‘Flame’ cyber weapon is a new threat

05/28/2012, The folks over at Kaspersky Lab have managed to pick up the rumblings of what they deem as a “new advanced cyber threat” which was specially designed to perform cyber espionage as well as retrieve valuable and important information (read: steal)...

First Drive-By Malware Sites Discovered for Android

05/03/2012, Now that browsing the internet via a mobile device has become a norm, malware has also followed in that path. Lookout Mobile Security discovered some websites that have been designed in such a way that they only attack and infect Android devices on which...

Symantec Says Purpose for Flashback Botnet was Profit

05/01/2012,   The Botnet called ‘Flashback’ which infected over 600,000 Mac computers a while back is believed to have been created to net its authors as much as $10,000 a day. According to a blog post by Symantec, the primary motivation behind the alleged...

Fake Instagram for Android discovered, contains malware

04/19/2012, Given the popularity of Instagram, its arrival on the Android platform certainly sent many Android users into a downloading frenzy. However due to the nature of Android apps which can be distributed outside of the Google Play store, some malicious users...

Android Virus Lurking in Angry Birds Space Coveralls

04/12/2012, If you have been thinking about downloading the latest installment of the successful Angry Birds franchise, by all means go ahead. Head on over to Google Play and you should be able to find it in no time since it’s one of the top apps available for free...