It looks like iOS devices, as popular as they are, will need to go through yet another round of security checks, as there is a brand new iOS trojan which has been discovered, known as AceDeceiver. AceDeceiver is slick enough that it can even infect non-jailbroken iOS devices via PCs – and it does so without having to exploit an enterprise certificate.
Software giant Microsoft has just fired a warning to those who are huge Facebook fans, citing a new malware which is making its rounds that will focus on Facebook’s users in Brazil, where on the surface, it looks like a legitimate Google Chrome extension as well as Firefox add-on, but in reality, this trojan will be able to hijack Facebook accounts if the relevant conditions are met. Originally detected in […]
The Internet can be a very dangerous place if you are not familiar with the more subtle workings within and around, where case in point we have a piece of malware that mimics itself as a Chrome installer. This impersonation will actually work on stealing sensitive data such as banking information while stripping software that is meant to protect online banking transactions. Right now, the trojan seems to target users […]
Now that browsing the internet via a mobile device has become a norm, malware has also followed in that path. Lookout Mobile Security discovered some websites that have been designed in such a way that they only attack and infect Android devices on which the pages are loaded on. The websites which have not been identified publicly yet, operate as “drive-by malware vectors” and if an Android device visits the […]
It seems that despite Apple’s latest update which supposedly removed the Flashback trojan, not to mention the amount of publicity that the situation has received, you’d think that just about every Mac user would have checked their computers for it and removed it accordingly, right? Apparently not. According to Symantec who has been monitoring the situation, it has been reported that a staggering 140,000 Mac computers are still infected with […]
Heads up Mac OS X users, it looks like yet another trojan has been discovered. Dubbed the Sabpab by security company, Sophos, the trojan has been described as a “basic backdoor trojan horse” that connects to a control server using HTTP. When it does, it has been reported that hackers will then be able to send instructions to the trojan to grab screenshots, execute commands remotely and upload and download […]
If you have been thinking about downloading the latest installment of the successful Angry Birds franchise, by all means go ahead. Head on over to Google Play and you should be able to find it in no time since it’s one of the top apps available for free there. However, if you are thinking about using 3rd party app providers to get the Angry Birds Space game, you should be […]
Sino-Japan relationships have not exactly been at their best in the past, but with China having overtaken Japan as the second biggest economy in the world, I would say they have most probably buried the hatchet already. Still, I would assume not everyone in their respective countries have received the memo that it is better to work together than to go up against one another, hence having computers in Japan’s […]
They say that the best defense is a good offense, but when it comes to computers, often the anti-virus and anti-malware programs tend to beat a hasty retreat, reacting most of the time to new viruses and trojans that pop up in a never ending cat and mouse game. Well, it seems that there is a variant of a Mac trojan floating around that will disable OS X malware protection. […]
If you watch movies such as Die Hard 4.0, you’ll know that governments in general do not hold much love for hackers and viruses, but what happens when the government itself is accused of developing a virus? While that sounds like it could be a plot for a movie, German hackers called the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) have discovered a trojan which they’re claiming was written by the German government.
Heads up Android users, it looks like there’s more malware headed your way although this time it looks like it could be limited to just China for now. Security researchers Trend Micro has reportedly discovered a new Android malware that disguises itself as an e-book application. Called “ANDROIDS_ANSERVER.A”, its distribution comes mainly from Chinese app stores. Due to Android Market not officially available in China, Android users in China usually […]
While in general, Mac computers are less prone to viruses and malware, there are still a couple that manage to slip in under the radar from time to time. A while back we reported on a malware that disguised itself as part of Adobe Flash’s installation, which the user would unwittingly install if they did not know any better. It looks like yet another bogus Flash installer is back and […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]