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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...

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...

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)...

MMS Malware sent out on Valentine’s Day

02/14/2011, The festive season is usually the time of year where malware is easily spread and it’s no different this time of the year – Valentine’s Day. In a recent malware outbreak in Russia, unsuspecting folk that downloaded some MMS apps found...

Android Market delivers malware now?

02/06/2011, The Android Market is now web-based, making it a whole lot convenient to install applications across all of your Android devices, whether it is from a PC or from any of the devices.With Google’s new web-based Android Market letting users select and buy...

New Twitter malware rampant

01/21/2011, With every new form of communication, comes new users and of course new threats to security. Twitter has been around for awhile now, but not everybody understands how it works and a lot of them simply click on links they see, without checking – and...

1% of Internet Websites Are Serving Malware in Q2 2010

09/16/2010, According to Dasient, about 1 million Web sites, or 1% of the Internet websites, were spreading malware, or malicious code, in the second quarter of this year, which represents a sharp increase. The web security firm says that the calculated number was...