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September 30, 2011 by

Apple makes security hard: AVG evangelist

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.

April 14, 2010 by

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.

November 23, 2009 by

iPhone virus adds botnet powers

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.

November 8, 2009 by

Rickroll virus targets iPhones

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.

August 27, 2009 by

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".

May 15, 2006 by

Keylogger infections up 50 percent: Websense

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.

November 6, 2005 by

ISPs recruited by government to kill zombies

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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