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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 authorities relies on spyware for surveillance

10/11/2011, Do the ends justify the means? I suppose German authorities think so, as law enforcement authorities from a bunch of German states did confirm to use special computer software for intelligence gathering purposes, especially during criminal investigations....

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...

U.S. drone fleet hit by computer virus

10/07/2011, It looks like as long as there’s software, there will be viruses, and this time the U.S. military’s Predator and Reaper drone fleet have somehow managed to get themselves infected with a virus. Not just any virus, but a key logging virus....

Android malware can be controlled via blog posts

10/06/2011, Heads up Android users, it looks like there’s more malware headed your way although this time it looks like it could be limited to just China for now. Security researchers Trend Micro has reportedly discovered a new Android malware that disguises itself...

iPhone 5 email scam in full swing

10/03/2011, The new iPhone is less than a day away from being announced and many people will be keen on picking one up. Well, some folks have decided to take advantage of this fact and have been sending out emails with a link to download malware in the form of an...

HTC Android devices experience gaping security hole?

10/03/2011, If you happen to be rocking to HTC smartphones that run on the Android operating system, then you might want to be careful as it seems as though HTC’s latest software that is installed on smartphones such as the EVO 3D, EVO 4G, and Thunderbolt...

F-Secure ShareSafe Beta makes Facebook a safer place

09/27/2011, As we all know, Facebook is rife with links that lead unsuspecting users into downloading malware or running apps that spam the walls of everyone in their friends list, which in turn do the same to the friends of those friends. Well most of the time...

OSX/flashback.A malware discovered for Mac

09/27/2011, While in general, Mac computers are less prone to viruses and malware, there are still a couple that manage to slip in under the radar from time to time. A while back we reported on a malware that disguised itself as part of Adobe Flash’s installation,...

“Lady Gaga found dead in hotel room” is a scam

09/22/2011, If you’ve recently noticed links on Facebook or Twitter about the death of Lady Gaga in a hotel room, don’t start panicking – she’s not dead. However some scammers have decided to use her fame as a way to spread a new scam. Clicking on...

“IF i DIE” malware app is bad for your computer (updated)

09/14/2011, If you’ve heard of the video message service “IF i DIE” that’s been getting quite popular on Facebook recently, you would know that it’s an app that lets you record a video message that will be played for your loved ones...

SpyEye makes its way onto Android as Spitmo

09/14/2011, A while back we reported on SpyEye, a trojan on the PC which was referred to as the “Swiss Army knife” of hacking toolkits. Through SpyEye, the hackers can issue commands to all the computers that have been infected, stealing information, causing...