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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...

F-Secure For Mac Features Panic Button

05/27/2011, As Mac OS becomes more popular among consumers, another myth is crashing in slow motion: “Macs don’t get malwares and viruses”, and “Mac OS is virus-proof”. Obviously, no OS is anything-proof and for years, Mac users have...

Mac Defender malware for Mac OS X evolves into Mac Guard

05/25/2011, For those of you who are still waiting for the update from Apple to address the Mac Defender malware issue- bad news: a new variant of Mac Defender has recently surfaced online. Now called “Mac Guard”, the latest incarnation of the malware is...

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...

Trojan mimics Android clean-up tool

03/10/2011, It sure looks like Google can’t catch a break. After the whole incident with malware (DroidDream) spreading on the Android Market last week, they released an update to help clean up affected Android phones. The update was supposed to give Google the...

Google to pull the Android kill switch

03/07/2011, After last week’s fiasco of allowing malware onto the Android Market, it looks like Google has decided to step in to rectify the problem. They have announced that they will be pulling the kill switch to get rid of those malware apps from Android...

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...

New Trojan infects Mac OS X and Windows

02/28/2011, Thought your shiny new Mac was safe from viruses and malware? It looks like you’ll have to throw that though out the window soon. Sophos, a security firm, has just discovered a modified variant of darkComet, a well known Remote Access Trojan (RAT)...