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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.
Consumers need to proceed with extra caution to avoid scams, viruses, social engineering attempts, privacy-leaking apps, and malicious software of every flavor. These guidelines will keep you on the straight and narrow.
What's the real story on that London Olympics widget - is it malware or just adware? Dig deeper here.
Security and privacy rights researcher Christopher Soghoian argues that the nation-state behind the Flame malware exhibited major short-sightedness with the decision to destroy trust in Microsoft's Windows Update utility.
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.
Webroot SecureAnywhere protects you from online threats with the world's most powerful cloud security solution, keeping you safe no...
Facebook has released a video warning its users about adware. The social networking giant explains how to get rid of the malware from your computer and how to cleanup your Facebook account.
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.
Complete line-of-defense against the most extreme forms of malware and cyber threats, Ad-Aware Pro Security provides the most advanced...
A researcher has questioned the efficacy and privacy implications of TalkTalk's anti-malware HomeSafe service, which scans all URLs regardless of whether a customer opts to use the service
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.
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".
Folks searching for Jessica Biel have a one in five chance of landing at a Website carrying online threats such as spyware, adware, viruses and malware, according to McAfee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FortiGuard reports about a Facebook widget dubbed "Secret Crush" that installs adware. Sunbelt Software and others find MySpace banners that deliver malware.
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.
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.
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.
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