News tagged ‘malware’
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.
Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013
According to a statement by Apple, the company was attacked by hackers but said that no data was retrieved. The company will also issue a malware removal tool soon.
Friday, 8 Feb 2013
Adobe has just released emergency security updates for the company's Flash Player to address two vulnerabilities that are being exploited in the wild.
Friday, 1 Feb 2013
Symantec Security Response has discovered that fake FedEx emails have been circulating. In these emails, users are asked to click on a link to print out a receipt in order to retrieve their parcel in person from the nearest FedEx office. Unsuspecting users who click on the link will be greeted by a PostalReceipt.zip file containing a malicious executable file named "PostalReceipt.exe", where a malware, "Trojan.Smoaler", will then be delivered to their computer.