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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...

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,...