One of the reasons why Apple is so insistent on users getting their apps through the App Store is because of the checks that they put in place to prevent bad actors from getting in. However, it’s a slightly different story for Mac computers where users can download apps from anywhere, which can be dangerous.
There are plenty of markets around the world that might not have a population that’s willing to shell out $1,000 for a smartphone. This is why there are companies that purely make cheap Android phones to sell to the masses. Obviously there are compromises when you make a cheap phone, such as using less premium materials or using lower-end hardware.
If you know what you’re doing on the internet, it’s quite easy to avoid getting your computer infected with malware or viruses, but unfortunately sometimes they can sneak up on you. If you suspect that you might have been infected, here’s how you can check.
Listen, it’s never a good idea to download pirated software, but yet people do. There are many reasons for this, first of all it’s illegal. Secondly, because the source you’re downloading it from might not necessarily be trusted, and there could be some changes made that would hide malicious files inside of the installation.
When it comes to protecting your computer against malware, the majority of people rely on software. However, software can really only do so much and might not be particularly effective against certain types of malware, such as control-flow hijacking attacks that might not be detected as they tend to hide behind legitimate code.
These days many of us are undoubtedly constantly scanning the news related to the coronavirus. We’re also seeing a lot of information popup on social media, emails, forwarded WhatsApp messages, and so on. However, it seems that cyber criminals are now weaponizing our need for information to hijack our computers.
If you happen to receive a letter from Best Buy that comes with a free USB drive inside of it, don’t rejoice just yet. This is because according to a report from Trustwave, it seems that these USB drives are filled with malware that could hijack your computer if you were to insert it into your PC.
On the mobile front, Microsoft hasn’t done quite as well as the competition. Instead, the company has opted to try and take on the mobile industry through software, where they have released apps for both iOS and Android devices. Now it looks like Microsoft will be expanding on that with its antivirus software.
Adobe’s Flash platform has been slowly deprecated from use over the years. Companies who have developed browsers, such as Apple, have also disabled the feature by default a few years ago. Unfortunately, it seems that there are still malware out there that is infecting Mac computers.
There are many Android phones in the market today. Some are cheap, some are expensive, and usually in the case of cheaper Android phones, certain compromises have to be made. Maybe the build quality isn’t as strong, or maybe they’re just based off a reference design which means less money spent on R&D which in turn saves money.
If you travel a lot, you might have come across many public USB charging stations.However, next time, you should avoid using the public charging stations – said the Los Angeles District Attorney in a security alert published last week.If an official points it out as a warning, you may want to think twice before plugging in your phone in a USB charging station.Shockingly, it may contain dangerous malware. It is […]
While the Google Play Store has systems in place to try and prevent malware and bad apps from getting listed and downloaded by users, unfortunately, it’s not the perfect system and from time to time, we do come across reports that bad apps find their way into the Play Store where it ends up being downloaded by users.
Malware on our smartphones isn’t new, and while there are ways to remove them, in some instances where it is particularly severe, the only way to deal with malware would be to factory reset your phone back to the way it was when it was new. Unfortunately, it seems that there is a new Android malware making its rounds that makes it impossible to remove, even with a factory reset.
If you have been keeping up with the latest happenings, Play Store seems to be plagued by malicious apps. To start with, one of the most popular tools ‘CamScanner‘ was at fault for using an intrusive ad behavior.Even though they blamed it on their ad provider, it is still not a good sign.And, a few weeks later, now we have another major report by a Malware Researcher at ESET rounding […]
Law enforcement agencies have been trying to find a way to get into Apple’s products, such as their iOS devices and iCloud. This is because they believe that some suspects could be hiding evidence on their devices, but unfortunately due to the way Apple has created their products, it is rather difficult for law enforcement to get in.
As if worrying about our phones and computers being infected with malware wasn’t bad enough, it seems that Samsung might have caused a bit of undue panic and stress with a recent warning/reminder that the company issued. In a now-deleted tweet, Samsung sent out a reminder that owners of QLED TVs should regularly scan their devices for malware, especially if they are connected to WiFi.
Malware on our smartphones aren’t new, although for the most part, this can be easily avoided by not downloading from suspicious-looking websites or unofficial sources. However, it seems that being smart about your downloads isn’t good enough because Google has recently confirmed that there have been some Android devices that have actually come preinstalled with malware.
Do you have $1.2 million to burn and like living life on the edge? Then perhaps you might be interested in purchasing “The Persistence of Chaos.” It’s a piece of art created by internet artist Guo O Dong. It’s not a painting or a sculpture. It’s a laptop that’s filled with six of the world’s most dangerous computer viruses. Six of the most dangerous malware pieces live in this laptop […]
Just like Windows, Android has a Safe Mode which it enters into whenever something wrong happens. If you’ve encountered this and are wondering how you can get out of Safe Mode, this guide might come in handy.
Due to Android being more open and how apps can be easily installed outside of the Google Play Store, it’s not uncommon to hear about people running into issues with malware. But to assume that the iPhone is safer would be wrong. In fact, more recently, researchers mobile security firm Lookout have discovered a new and powerful spyware that is aimed at iPhone users.