Articles about trojan (page 2)

LulzSec Trojan is a false alarm
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 […]

Microsoft :1-in-14 downloads are malicious
“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 […]

Android Trojan tells you to stop being a pirate
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 […]

Malware growing at an alarming rate
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 […]

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New Trojan infects Mac OS X and Windows
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, […]

Windows Mobile 6.5 Virus Makes International Calls
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 […]