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 chaos and whatever malicious reasons you can think of. The bad news is that it has apparently made its way onto Android handsets in the form of Spitmo.
08/02/2011, Mac computers have been known to be pretty resilient against malware and virus infections, but this is not to say that they are 100% immune and have never been infected before, it’s just that when compared to Windows based computers, there seems to be fewer reports of such instances although when they do occur they do make quite the splash in the news (Mac Defender).
08/01/2011, Who says that phones are safe enough to use that there is no need for anti-virus software? That might be true in the older days before color displays and Internet connectivity on the handset became the norm, but now, we have mobile operating systems that do resemble that of a PC in many ways, hence opening up some of the same doors as well to external threats. There is word […]
06/29/2011, We all know that LulzSec decided to call it quits a few days ago and left the world with a final parting gift: a cache of stolen data, emails and more. However according to some folks who downloaded the collection ended up with more than they bargained for – included was a file that many anti-virus scanners flagged as a Trojan horse. Needless to say, people thought this was another […]
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 downloads are malicious in nature, so the next time a website you are unfamiliar with prompts you to download a new […]
03/31/2011, An Android Trojan that has been disguised as a paid app that can be legally purchased from the Android Market and has been making the rounds one filesharing websites. The app has been disguised as Walk and Text (v1.3.7), an app that can be legally purchased from the Android Market. However, if you run the pirated version of the app on your Android phone that happens to be the version […]
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 already been a 26% increase in the amount of malware out in the wild. Over 73,000 samples of new malware have been detected daily – an extra […]
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 ability to remotely delete the malware from users’ devices – it was Google’s way of cleaning up the mess. However it appears that some programmers have developed a […]
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) that can be used to control computers – computers that run either Windows or Mac OS X. The virus is still in its very early stages now, […]
12/29/2010, A mobile security firm has warned of a new, sophisticated Android malware that has surfaced over in China. The Trojan is currently dubbed Geinimi and is apparently capable of compromising a significant amount of personal data on the user’s phone and sends it to remote servers. The Trojan is currently found in third-party application stores and is attached to republished versions of legitimate applications. Once it’s installed, the compromised applications […]
09/29/2010, Frequent LinkedIn users should be wary of bogus LinkedIn invite emails going around trying to trick folks into clicking on links that will lead them to a Zeus data-stealing trojan. Apparently tens of billions of such messages related to the attack were going around, making it one of the largest viral campaigns and one of the largest that mimics a social network. The emails look quite legitimate, but when a […]
04/16/2010, Owners of Windows Mobile 6.5 phones: if you’ve recently noticed that your phone is making some mysterious international calls, it might be infected by a virus. Some folks have discovered such a virus infecting Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, and apparently it’s spreading via the download of a game titled “3D Anti Terrorist”. After checking, the 3D Anti Terrorist game is a shareware demo, but the virus creators were smart enough […]