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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...

Windows ransomware poses as Microsoft

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...

GingerMaster Android malware exploits root access

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.

WordPress malware poisons images on Google Image search

08/09/2011, If you own a blog, whether it be for personal or professional use, chances are you are probably running in on WordPress, a popular platform for both personal and professional blogs/websites. It appears that there is a new form of malware for the platform...

Malicious Code Hidden in SmartPhone Apps

08/02/2011, Lookout, a mobile security company, has issued a report that illustrates the rise of applications infected by malware (programs built with a malicious intent) on mobile platforms. I was particularly interested by how “pirates”  can sneak...

Android malware DroidDream Light spotted over the weekend

07/12/2011, Android users, it appears that over the weekend, more Android malware has made its way to the Android Market. Given the frequency of malware popping up for Android, we really shouldn’t be surprised. The infected apps have already been taken off the...

Skype Vishing: a new form of phishing on the rise

07/01/2011, AVG has just issued new warning to all Skype users, informing them about the recent rise in Vishing attacks. In case you were wondering what “Vishing” was (don’t worry, I was too before I read the warning), it is a new form of attack that’s been...

New Android malware GGTracker discovered

06/21/2011, It sure looks like the need for an anti-virus/malware app for Android phones is ever increasing. Lookout Mobile Security has just posted on their blog a new type of Android malware they’ve discovered recently. Dubbed GGTracker, this malicious app...