Because the frequent icons insisting you update your Flash player aren’t annoying enough, now some evildoers have created a Mac trojan that disguises itself as a Flash player installer. It’s not a very widespread piece of malware, but it’s insidious since Apple’s OS X Lion does not include Flash Player so users have to install it themselves. Additionally, many users believe Macs aren’t vulnerable to malware, an opinion that is becoming less valid as Apple’s market share grows. Read More
Porn and spam, synonymous with email since its inception, have fallen under the spotlight for different reasons as two violators of US anti-spam law have received a five-year sentence. Jeffrey Kilbride and James Schaffer were convicted of conspiracy, money-laundering, fraud, and transportation of obscene materials, the East Valley Tribune reports.
The spam scan was simple: Kilbride and Schaffer bought email lists and mass-mailed links to porn sites, earning $2 million in the process. Part of [...].
Surprise, surprise: That email asking if you’d like to see a nude photo of your favorite celebrity – most likely Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, and Milla Jovovich – was behind 80% of computer viruses last month, according to reports.
"These emails are masquerading as pornographic content, tempting the unwary into opening a file on their Windows computer which will install a rootkit and download further malicious code from the internet," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos.
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Cupertino, Calif. - Apple has confirmed that a malicious Windows-based code has shipped on a number of its Video iPods. The RavMonE.exe worm is not rated a serious threat, but can lower the security settings on Windows computers. Apple said the problem affects less than 1% of video iPods shipped after Sept. 12, 2006, and it has so far seen less than 25 reports concerning the problem. The company added that iPod nano and shuffle [...].