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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...

UpdtBot Android malware discovered, spreads through SMS

04/12/2012, Uh-oh, it looks like another malware has been discovered for Android devices. Dubbed the UpdtBot, the malware has been discovered by NQ Mobile Security Research Center and has been revealed to spread through SMS. The malware disguises itself as a SMS with...

Apple developing their own software to remove the Flashback trojan

04/11/2012, About a week ago, it was reported that a staggering 600,000 over Macs were infected with the Flashback trojan. Apple has since released an update to patch up the vulnerability, and while there have been releases of third-party tools to check your Mac to...

Over 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet

04/04/2012, According to Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus company, there are more than 600,000 Macs around the world that has been infected by a malware known as the Flashback botnet. This particular malware was specially designed to steal personal information...

Facebook profiles hijacked by Chrome extensions malware

03/26/2012, It is not that easy to remain safe online these days with so many threats hanging around, but that does not mean you are unable to do your bit in preventing any untoward incidents from happening. One of the stories that was circulating over the weekend...

Newly discovered Android malware could bypass Google Bouncer

02/07/2012, For those unfamiliar, Google recently unveiled Bouncer, a service which has been around for a while, and whose main purpose is to scan Android Market applications and look for patterns of potentially malicious code. According to Google, the implementation...

Malicious app on App Store pulled

11/09/2011, Apple is famous for their closed ecosystem, and this is a double edged sword really. As with just about anything in life, there is always a good and bad side to it, and the presence of iOS devices as well as Android-powered tablets and phones prove that...

DroidKungFu malware evolved into LeNa

10/25/2011, Android users may be aware of the DroidKungFu malware that has plagued Android devices earlier this year. The bad news is that it has evolved and a new variant of malware has surfaced and is called LeNa. This malware was identified by Lookout Security and...

Mac trojan variant cripples built-in OS X malware protection

10/19/2011, They say that the best defense is a good offense, but when it comes to computers, often the anti-virus and anti-malware programs tend to beat a hasty retreat, reacting most of the time to new viruses and trojans that pop up in a never ending cat and mouse...

Bogus Netflix Android app steals login credentials

10/13/2011, Android users, if you ever try to search for the Netflix app in Android Market or any other third party app store, beware that there exists a bogus Netflix app, which you can easily tell apart based on the photo above. What this bogus app does is that it...

German hackers accuse German government of creating trojan

10/10/2011, If you watch movies such as Die Hard 4.0, you’ll know that governments in general do not hold much love for hackers and viruses, but what happens when the government itself is accused of developing a virus? While that sounds like it could be a plot for...