Archive | Malware


13 May 2011 | 14,710 views

Mac Malware Becoming a Serious Threat

Malware on the ubiquitous Apple platform has always been scoffed at by Mac users, and it was fair enough really. There weren’t a whole lot of Mac users so the effort to develop malware for the Mac platform really wasn’t worth it. The platform has exploded though with Macs being the weapon of choice for [...]

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06 April 2011 | 6,504 views

Google Chrome To Protect Users Against Malicious Executables

It looks like Google Chrome is stepping up to provide users with the most secure browsing experience. The browser has been built with security in mind since the beginning with it’s sandbox model and it escaped exploitation during the recent Pwn2Own contest. Now they are infringing on the area of anti-virus vendors and stepping up [...]

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07 March 2011 | 5,678 views

Google Removes ‘DroidDream’ Malware From Android Devices

Android must be getting popular! It’s always a test of a new platform or OS, when does it start getting serious malware targeting it? It seems like the time for Android is now, the news lately has been buzzing about the DroidDream malware that has been flooding the Android Market. Google pulled a number of [...]

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25 January 2011 | 14,745 views

Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS [...]

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20 January 2011 | 15,131 views

Java Based Cross Platform Malware Trojan (Mac/Linux/Windows)

It’s pretty rare to read about malware on the Linux or Mac OSX platforms and even more rare to read about cross-platform malware which targets both AND Windows by using Java. A neat piece of coding indeed, it targets vulnerabilities in all 3 operating systems – the sad thing? The malware itself is vulnerable to [...]

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17 January 2011 | 10,704 views

China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans

It seems like the Chinese are always coming up with inventive ways to scam people, this time the people in their own country. Android is of course growing quickly globally and China is no exception with the availability of cheap hardware there the open-source Android OS is a natural choice. The latest scam is some [...]

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17 November 2010 | 14,718 views

TDL AKA Alureon Rootkit Now Infecting 64-Bit Windows 7 Platform

As we’ve come to expect, the malware guys are always at the leading edge of technological development. Now there are rootkits infecting 64-Bit versions of Windows, which have been thought of as fairly safe by most parties. The rootkit in questions is a fairly well known variant (TDL/Alureon) and has been around for several years, [...]

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02 November 2010 | 10,497 views

Sophos Launches FREE Anti-Virus Software For Mac

Well most Apple users would tell you they don’t need anti-virus anyway, viruses and malware are a Windows problem – not something the hi-tech hipsters need to worry about. And let’s face it, even if you run Windows you don’t really need to run anti-virus either if you practice good web-habits. But with the amount [...]

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29 October 2010 | 17,067 views

Critical 0-day Vulnerability In Adobe Flash Player, Reader & Acrobat

Well this seems to be a frequently recurring theme, yes there is yet another critical 0day vulnerability in Adobe products – pretty much across the board this time. It was that long ago that a critical flaw in Flash put Android phones at risk. The core vulnerability exists in Flash but it’s being actively exploited [...]

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27 October 2010 | 12,615 views

Hackers Exploit Unpatched Firefox 0day Using Nobel Peace Prize Website

It’s been a while since Firefox has been in the news, but this is a fairly high profile case involving the Nobel Peace Prize website. It seems there is a race condition vulnerability in the latest versions of Firefox (including 3.6.11) that allows remote exploitation. In this case it was used via an iFrame on [...]

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