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Security vendors have been producing mobile security products for Android first, with Apple's iOS users getting reduced features or simply not being catered for; however, this isn't necessarily due to Apple being more secure or Android being less so, according to AVG security evangelist Lloyd Borrett.
The creator of the 'ikee' worm, which replaced the wallpaper of jailbroken iPhones with a picture of Rick Astley, has been hired by Australian app developers Mogeneration
Ashley Towns, the Australian behind the ikee iPhone worm that replaced the background picture of insecure jailbroken iPhones, has reportedly been hired by Sydney company mogeneration.
In a similar fashion to the relatively benign ikee virus that was recently released, another iPhone virus is targeting jailbroken Australian devices and builds botnet functionality into it, according to computer security firm, Sophos.
The 'ikee' worm replaces the infected device's background picture with an image of Rick Astley.
The 'ikee' worm replaces the infected device's background picture with an image of Rick Astley
An Australian has released a virus for the Apple iPhone, ikee, which replaces the infected device's background picture with an image of Rick Astley.
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.
Antivirus software maker AVG has outlined plans to deliver malware protection for the iPhone by the end of 2010. Is it needed, and will it ruin the iPhone experience?
Paris-based computer security firm Intego late last week said it had released the first antivirus software for Apple's iPhone handset.
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Traditional security products--which employ signature-based blacklisting technology--are no longer effective because of a massive increase in malware, according to McAfee CEO Dave De Walt.
The first iPhone Trojan has been seen in the wild, according to security vendors.
If the iPhone takes off, the overall penetration of OS X will skyrocket and attract some serious attention from malware writers.
New service to scan Web traffic for viruses, spyware and adware is slated to be available in the third quarter.
The number of companies reporting spyware infestation has increased by just under 50 percent over the past 12 months, according to a survey released by Internet security specialists Websense.According to the annual Websense Web@Work survey, which was published on Tuesday, 17 percent of companies with more than 100 employees have spyware -- such as a keylogger -- on their network.
Five Internet Service Providers have been recruited by the government to hunt down virus-infected computers used to send spam or launch DDoS attacks from Australia. The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan launched the Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) on Monday, which is being run on a three-month trial basis by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
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