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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...

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...