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Malware samples which consist mostly of mobile spyware rocketed to over 120,000 last month within three months. The OS's application signing shows further weakness, according to Alcatel-Lucent's Kindsight Security Labs study.
Four German states have confessed to using spyware to track people online, days after the Chaos Computer Club hacker group accused German authorities of distributing upgradeable malware.The states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg and Lower Saxony all say they have deployed malware to varying degrees, according to Deutsche Welle.
Recently during a verbal conversation I was asked what can be done about helping a Windows 7 computer that is slowing down to a crawl. At the time the computer in question wasn't around so I mentioned to download, install, and run Malwarebytes to check for any potential spyware/malware on the system.
Researchers from Intego have discovered the OSX/OpinionSpy spyware in 29 free Mac OS X screensavers currently online at 7art-screensavers(dot)com. Upon execution it sends data about files it has scanned locally, and also sends e-mail addresses, iChat message headers and URLs, as well as other data.
You are tired of malware on your PC and haven't any idea how to remove it? It's easy if you have a helper. Especially such as Trojan...
Security Essential 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the family of Internet Security 2010. This malware is installed in PC by Trojans which pretend to be Flash update claiming to be an essential software to view video online.
Antivirus 7 is a dangerous anti-spyware program which belongs to the family of Antivir rogue malwares. In a way, this antivirus is a complementary malware for Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7, alike its past versions Pro XP Antivirus and Pro Vista Antivirus.
SuperAntiSpyware will remove all the spyware, not just the easy ones. Quick, complete and custom scanning of hard drives, removable...
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.
Security software maker Finjan Inc. has released a free browser plug-in to help users avoid clicking malicious links in Twitter that could lead to spyware and malware.
The Anti-Spyware Coalition, the National Cyber Security Alliance and StopBadware.org join forces to provide a stronger response to malware
Until recently, Apple has enjoyed relative immunity from malware. It simply didn't make sense for developers to create spyware, viruses, and the like for an operating system.
On its home page, CNET's Download.com promises that all software available on the site "has been tested to ensure it's 100% free of spyware, viruses, and other malware.
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.
Russia has passed China to become the largest generator of spyware and other malicious code, according to a report.
Small antivirus and anti-spyware companies are being snowed under by the amount of malware being produced, according to Sunbelt Software.
Small antivirus and anti-spyware companies are being snowed under by the amount of malware being produced, according to Sunbelt Software
The scam has proliferated dramatically, prompting users browsing a legitimate Web site to download an anti-spyware package that gives hackers access to credit card details.
The scam has proliferated dramatically, prompting users browsing a legitimate website to dowload an anti-spyware package that gives hackers access to credit card details
A strain of malware disguised as anti-spyware has become the latest double-agent in multi-step "convergence" crime online.
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