- News tagged "malware"
Thursday, 5 Mar 2015
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen's office has just announced that it has launched an investigation into Lenovo's use of Superfish's software in their computers. The U.S. Government recently warned that Superfish's software leaves users vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Monday, 23 Feb 2015
For a technologically advanced nation, the US seems to be dragging its feet in creating effective cyber defenses. Now we know why.
Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
An IT consultant claimed he has found a security flaw in the Android version of popular instant messaging software, WhatsApp. By using a malware with unrestricted access to the Android device's SD card, a hacker is able to extract WhatsApp private messages and upload them without the owner's knowledge.
Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014
Google recently removed certain extensions from the Google Chrome Web Store for delivering malware and adware to their users. The extensions started out as regular extensions, but took a more sinister turn when they were bought by malware companies.
Thursday, 31 Oct 2013
According to Microsoft, Windows XP systems have an infection rate that's six times higher than Windows 8. And this is likely to increase once support for the 12-year old OS comes to an end next year.
Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013
Metasploit has released an exploit framework that targets a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer into the public domain. Users are advised to install Microsoft's Fix It patch to keep themselves protected.
Thursday, 11 Jul 2013
Mobile security firm Bluebox just released an app which scans your Android device for the vulnerability reported a week ago.
Friday, 5 Jul 2013
Mobile security firm Bluebox stumbled upon a security flaw on Android where hackers can modify any app into a Trojan program to steal personal data or take control of the system.
Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013
This type of fraud, which began several years ago on computers, has evolved over time and has made its way onto Android devices.
Thursday, 18 Apr 2013
Within just 24 hours of Monday's explosion at the Boston Marathon, Trend Micro observed an outbreak of more than 9,000 Blackhole Exploit Kit spammed messages, all related to the tragic incident.