Researchers from Kaspersky have sampled their customer base, and found out that on average, every PC has 12 different vulnerabilities.
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Researchers from Sophos have intercepted a currently spreading Facebook scam, enticing users into clicking on a bogus video link.
Wonder which is the most popular lockscreen PIN? Based on a sample of 204,000 passcodes, here are the most popular passcode choices.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has described RIM's device as a threat posing "serious social, judicial and national security repercussions" due to the country's inability to successfully eavesdrop on users, and the fact that transmitted data is stored offshore. Does the BlackBerry really pose a threat to national security?
A currently ongoing ransomware campaign is using a novel approach to extort money from end users whose PCs have been locked down - it attempts to extorts $400 from users which would otherwise face a copyright violation suit.
With the time frame for an exploit to become an inseparable part of a web malware exploitation kit shrinking, and with the average Internet user's over-confidence in an antivirus scanner's ability to detect and block exploits (Secunia: popular security suites failing to block exploits) it shouldn't come as a surprise that Secunia's recently released WorldMap shows a relatively high rate for insecure programs found on a single PC.
UPDATE: Another variant has been detected.Following the recently uncovered hybrid scareware with elements of ransomware, and last year's GPcode ransomware attacks, cybercriminals have once again demonstrated their interest in the concept of ransomware.
Asus has confirmed and apologized to customers (press release in Japanese; translated version) for shipping malware on the recently introduced Eee Box desktop computer :"According to an email sent out by Asus, PC Advisor reports, the Eee Box's 80GB hard drive has the recycled.exe virus files hidden in the drive's D: partition.