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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...

MyPageKeeper keeps Facebook safe from malware and spam

06/21/2011, We all know that Facebook is already a bad idea if you plan to keep your life away from the prying eyes of people, both strangers and friends. With a network of over 500 million active users – there is a high chance of your account being hit by spam or...

Google Android malware alarm bells go a-ringing

06/06/2011, The Android operating system for tablets as well as smartphones might be an open platform, and along with it comes its own set of pros and cons – where the latter would include malware. Just under a week saw Google remove more than a couple of dozen...

BaseBridge: new Android malware has been busy

05/31/2011, As smartphones start to be become as popular as desktop computers, so do the malware used to that attack such platforms. The latest one to hit the Android platform is simply known as BaseBridge. The malware is found in infected copies of popular Android...

Mac Defender malware plagues some Mac users

05/19/2011, Apple’s machines with the Mac OS environment have long been touted for their immunity to viruses, often being made a selling point when one is undecided between choosing a PC or a Mac. Since viruses and trojans are different, the emergence of Mac...

Microsoft :1-in-14 downloads are malicious

05/18/2011, “There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up” – or so the saying goes by Rex Stout in Death of a Doxy. Well, Microsoft has laid claim to what does sound like a frightening idea – one in every 14...

Cyber criminals exploit Osama’s death

05/04/2011, While we’ve all been told that Osama has finally been found and killed, a lot of people are unsatisfied with just words and want more proof of his demise. Cyber criminals recognize this and have decided to take exploit this fact and not a day too...

Samsung Keylogger: false alarm

03/31/2011, It was earlier reported that the new Samsung 9 Series laptops had contained keyloggers to monitor what users were doing with their laptops and now it turns out that the Samsung tech support worker that confirmed the rumor was wrong. Samsung stepped up to...

Malware growing at an alarming rate

03/17/2011, If you’re using a computer without any form of anti-virus or malware protection, you might need to be more careful in the future. According to the latest reports from Pandalabs, a security research firm, in the first quarter of 2011 alone, there has...

Android Market pulls apps due to malware

03/02/2011, The world is a dangerous place – be it in the virtual or real setting. Take the Android Market for example – Google has already pulled dozens of apps from the Android Market simply because the plague that is malware has already infected them...