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Trojan Horse attacks OS X

Look alive, Mac fans! A little piece of malware going by the name of OSX.RSPlug.A is making the rounds and while it’s not quite a self-propagating virus, it’s still a piece of malicious malware. The Read more…
Tags: Mac OS X   Malware  

Skype virus phones home

This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen VoIP app Skype get targeted by a virus and it probably won’t be the last: Read more…
Tags: Skype   Malware   VoIP  

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Default configured routers pose security risk

Never got around to configuring your home router, eh? Many of you likely know about the dangers that this introduces to your network as nearly all routers come with standard SSIDs, access passwords and config URLs–all of which can be easily accessed thanks to the magic of Google. But there’s an additional risk you may not have considered: simply navigating to a …

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Tags: Symantec   Networking   Malware   Security   Google  

Malware goes mobile

Here’s bad news for, well, everyone: according to security vendor McAfee, malware has, at long last, reached the mobile platform. In a study commissioned by McAfee and performed by Informa Telecoms and Media, it was found that 83 percent of mobile operators have been hit by a malware infection. What’s more, 50 percent of operators reported being infected during the last three months. “I think that’s a very dramatic number,” said Jan Volzke, McAfee’s head of marketing for mobile …

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Opera 9.1 adds antiphishing filter

In its efforts to market Internet Explorer 7, Microsoft has touted the browser’s antiphishing filter as a major security advantage. Of course, this backfired a bit after a phishing bug was found in the browser, less than a week after its launch. Still serious about antiphishing protection? You may want …

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Vista exploits for sale

Like it or not, spam is big business. So it should come as no surprise that some folks out there are making big money selling exploits that can be used to infect PCs with malware, creating networks of spam drones. But just how much do you think spammers would pay for, say, a Vista exploit? $5000? $10,000? If security researchers at Trend Micro are to be believed, some zero-day exploits go for as much as $50,000. “I think the malware industry is making more money than the anti-malware …

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Try to look surprised: McAfee predicts more spam

What if the masterminds behind malicious software had a secret lair inside of a volcano, where they met regularly to discuss their plans for world domination, or at the least, inbox domination? If they did, I bet they would be having a meeting this month to map out their plans for 2007. And I’ll bet the meeting agenda would look something like McAfee’s list of malware trends for 2007. In the absence of a worldwide hacker tribunal, the security vendor has peered into their crystal ball, in …

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Tags: Security   McAfee   Malware   eBay  

Human error tops list of IT security worries

What’s your number one IT security nightmare? Malware? A Virus outbreak? A stolen laptop? A …

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Tags: Security   End Users   Malware  

Wikipedia used to distribute malicious code

If there’s one thing that I can say about hackers, it’s that they have a strong sense of irony. The online encyclopedia has revealed that hackers planted a malware application in a link to a patch for a supposed Lovesan/W32.Blaster outbreak. The page claimed that Wikipedia had been asked by Microsoft to host the patch and hackers used spam links to rope in unaware users. This type of attack is …

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Tags: Wikipedia   Spam   Microsoft   Malware   Hacking  

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