Post Tagged with: "Malware"

Apple users targeted by Mac-specific malware
/ December 13, 2012 3:03 pm
Apple users targeted by Mac-specific malware

Apple has achieved the dubious distinction of being targeted by a widespread malware exploit, in what is believed to be the first attack of its kind designed specifically for Macs. Read More

Microsoft acts against botnet pre-installed on new computers
/ September 13, 2012 9:11 am
Microsoft acts against botnet pre-installed on new computers

Microsoft has acted to block Nitol, a piece of malware that was being installed on PCs and laptops before consumers even take them out of the box. Read More

Apple’s App Store is crashing apps and angering developers
/ July 5, 2012 12:36 pm
Apple’s App Store is crashing apps and angering developers

App developers didn’t get much of a holiday this week, due to an issue with Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores that is causing apps to crash the minute they’re launched. Read More

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Hacktivists Embarrass for Animal Rights
/ August 31, 2011 6:02 am
Hacktivists Embarrass for Animal Rights

A discontinued Android game app has been modified so that anyone who downloads it inadvertently enables their phone to send out messages intended to promote animal rights, without their knowing. Read More

What’s Lurking on Your Phone? [Infographic]
/ August 25, 2011 10:25 am
What’s Lurking on Your Phone? [Infographic]

There’s always a price to be paid for success. In the case of Android’s growing popularity as an operating system, that price is its unwanted new status as the top mobile malware target.

In the first quarter of 2011, that undesirable spot was occupied by Nokia’s Symbian, as it had been for many years. In the second quarter, however, Android malware soared by 76 percent to become the most frequently attacked mobile OS by far, according to research by digital security [...].

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Twitter to Take Over URL Shortening on Its Service
/ June 9, 2010 2:26 pm

San Francisco - Twitter has announced plans to take over URL shortening on its service, so that users can share links directly without having to use a third-party service – potentially threatening the cottage industry created by Bit.ly and others.

The company has been wrapping links shared in Direct Messages in its own twt.tl URL since March, as a means of preventing the spread of malware links.

Twitter says it now wants to both offer an automatic link-shortener on the main service, and expand its control over [...].

U.S. Malware Expert Finds China Link in Google Attack
/ January 20, 2010 10:28 am
U.S. Malware Expert Finds China Link in Google Attack

San Francisco - Evidence has emerged that purports to show that Chinese programmers were behind the recent attacks on Google’s (NASD:  GOOG) Gmail service that targeted Chinese human rights activists, among others, The New York Times reported. Joe Stewart, a malware specialist with Atlanta-based SecureWorks, told The Times he used reverse engineering to determine that "the main program used in the attack contained a module based on an unusual algorithm from a Chinese technical paper that has been published exclusively on Chinese-language Web sites."

The method behind the Google [...].

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