- News tagged "malware"
Monday, 14 Sep 2015
ESET has discovered a new ransomware that locks up Android devices with a PIN, the first of its kind to do so. So far, the majority of affected users originate in the US, but it's probably wise to exercise due caution.
Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015
A newly discovered malware, named KeyRaider, has stolen over 225,000 Apple account logins, harvested from jailbroken iPhones. Users affected have had unauthorised purchases made using their Apple accounts; some have had their iPhones disabled for ransom.
Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015
Have you visited Yahoo lately? Beware, because the company's ad network has been used by hackers to send malicious code to computers that have visited Yahoo's portal since July 28.
Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015
Security researchers have demonstrated how Macs are vulnerable to firmware worms (just like PCs) by developing the first firmware worm that attacks Macs remotely
Friday, 15 May 2015
If you're one of the millions playing GTA V on the PC, you might want to read this. It's especially important if you're using mods in your game.
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.