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Costing Barnaby's hyperloop

On this week's Technolatte podcast, the Australian team discusses the recent spate of Android malware, website privacy guides, and week two of the election campaign.

August 15, 2013

How McAfee helps Facebook

McAfee helps Facebook in four ways: scanning and cleaning up malware, scanning and cleaning up adware, offering its security software for six months free, and scanning links on the social network.

May 1, 2012 by

Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus

Webroot SecureAnywhere protects you from online threats with the world's most powerful cloud security solution, keeping you safe no...

October 8, 2014 by Webroot Software

Google+ a magnet for malware, scams

Malware, scams and over-sharing of personal information unknowingly are some of the top security and privacy threats associated with Google+, according to security experts.

July 21, 2011 by

Ad-Aware Pro Security

Complete line-of-defense against the most extreme forms of malware and cyber threats, Ad-Aware Pro Security provides the most advanced...

June 3, 2014 by Lavasoft

The malware hits keep coming. Just as the defenses there are new attacks via spyware, adware, viruses and worms. Keep current with the latest threats, which are increasingly creative.

April 14, 2010

Data Privacy: What Part of Your Network Is Vulnerable, and What Can You Do About It?

Doc thinks networked environments are both a boon and a burden to organizations. They greatly improve productivity and reduce cost by allowing customers, vendors, partners, employees, and other stakeholders to share and access information in real time. But increased access to sensitive information makes networks vulnerable to malicious activity and misuse. There have been numerous high-profile data security breaches and losses, prompting a rise in government regulations surrounding data privacy.

January 21, 2010

The most dangerous celebrities to search for in 2009

Searching for which celebrity has the highest probability of tricking you into visiting a malware-friendly web site?Last year it was Brad Pitt, but according to this year's McAfee report "Riskiest Celebrities to Search on the Web", it's Jessica Biel related searches that have "one in five chance of landing at a Web site that’s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware".

August 27, 2009 by

Privacy flaw haunts Apple Safari RSS reader

There's a major privacy problem with the RSS reader built into Apple's Safari browser.According to an alert from Brian Mastenbrook, there is a serious Safari vulnerability that allows a malicious web site to read files on a user's hard drive without user intervention.

January 13, 2009 by

The most "dangerous" celebrities to search for in 2008

Searching for details regarding the latest celebrity gossip may expose you to everything the IT underground has to offer - from adware and spyware to misleading offers and fake newsletters enticing you to opt-in into a spammer's campaign. McAfee owned SiteAdvisor has recently released the 2008 list of the celebrity names that are most actively abused by malicious attackers in order to attract legitimate traffic to their malicious sites.

September 17, 2008 by

Google Chrome, the security tidbits

The oft-rumored Google browser is real. It's called Google Chrome and it comes with a handful of security-related features like privacy mode and blacklist-based blocking of phishing and malware sites.

September 1, 2008 by

Ad targeting technology violate privacy, groups say

NebuAd's "consumer-centric behavioral targeting network" is nothing less than malware, Public Knowledge and FreePress charge in a new report (PDF).The ad insertion technology violates “several fundamental expectations of Internet privacy, security and standards-based interoperability," the report says.

June 18, 2008 by

Microsoft gives adware pusher an MVP award

Since when did the criteria for being named a Microsoft MVP include pushing adware, spyware, and malware? That's what a couple of longtime MVPs want to know after seeing a controversial software developer receive official recognition from Microsoft despite longstanding complaints about his product.

October 6, 2006 by

Spyware pushers cash in big on zero day exploit

Nearly 50 malware threats being installed though the VML zero day exploit, including familiar names like Virtumonde, BookedSpace, webHancer, SurfSideKick, Qoologic (also known as Qoolaid), Zenotecnico, TagAsaurus, with some trojan downloaders and a backdoor thrown in the mix. Many of these use affiliate programs where the affiliate gets paid per install, so somewhere affiliates of these adware/spyware companies are making a killing off this zero day exploit, trashing computers with their crapware.

September 20, 2006 by

DollarRevenue adware pushed through bot net for huge profits

German Honeynet Project researchers report that adware company DollarRevenue is directly linked to a bot net attack exploiting the MS06-040 server service vulnerability reported last month. Bot net trackers estimate that one malicious hacker alone earned $430 in one day by installing malware/adware programs on infected machines.

September 8, 2006 by

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