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 a movie, German hackers called the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) have discovered a trojan which they’re claiming was written by the German government.
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. Apparently this virus was reported to have been discovered by the military’s Host-Based Security System about two weeks back, but it appears that no one is panicking at […]
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 as an e-book application. Called “ANDROIDS_ANSERVER.A”, its distribution comes mainly from Chinese app stores. Due to Android Market not officially available in China, Android users in China usually […]
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 “iPhone 5GS” advertisement, promising to get you one delivered to your door by Friday. To the trained eye and most […]
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 amongst others, collects a whole lot of personal information on behalf of HTC – that includes email addresses, the synchronization status for each email account, […]
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 there’s really no way to tell if a link is legit or not without clicking on them, F-Secure has decided to come up with […]
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, which the user would unwittingly install if they did not know any better. It looks like yet another bogus Flash installer is back and […]
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 the link lands you on a Facebook page which asks you to “Pay With A Tweet” (a legitimate app that grants you access to stuff […]
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 after your death. However, if you plan to use the service, be sure to get the app from “IF i DIE”‘s official Facebook page. There have been reports of malware […]
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 chaos and whatever malicious reasons you can think of. The bad news is that it has apparently made its way onto Android handsets in the form of Spitmo.
09/09/2011, If you happen to be rocking to the AVG Virus Scanner on a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, might you be a little bit more cautious as we bring you word that the AVG Virus Scanner for Microsoft’s mobile platform has been pulled. The reason behind that? Privacy invasion. It seems as though AVG decided that users aren’t that savvy enough at the moment, hence injecting some spyware into their software […]
09/06/2011, Heads up Microsoft Windows users, it appears that a new ransomware was spotted by Panda Labs. For those unfamiliar, ransomwares are basically a form of malware that, as the name suggests, holds the user hostage, demanding a ransom before restoring the system back to normal.
08/19/2011, Heads up Android users, it appears that yet another Android malware has been spotted and this one is apparently has the ability to gain root access on your device through a known exploit.
08/17/2011, A new Android malware has emerged and unlike other Android malware (like the recent one that disguised itself as a Google+ app), this one actually has good intentions behind it, although we think that the malware’s creator could have gone about it in a more legal way.