Tag: malware

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Why Porn Sites Are a Malware Risk

Research shows that a number of high profile porn websites have problems with malicious advertisers attempting to install malware on users’ computers, but why is this problem worse on adult websites than the wider web?

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Do You Need Antivirus for Your Smartphone or Tablet?

Windows PC users have long known the problems that come with running a computer unprotected by firewalls or antivirus, and Apple OSX users are now being targeted as their market share grows and OSX is no longer finding security by obscurity. But what about smartphones and tablets?

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Kaspersky: Apple “10 Years Behind Microsoft” On Security

The scale of the recent Flashback trojan infection of Mac computers was a wake-up call to Mac users that their “most secure” operating system was far from that. Security through obscurity was never going to last long when you become one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world, and Apple’s time of sitting on […]

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Uhoh, New Java Exploit Found For Apple Mac OSX

Coming only a few days after Apple had to quickly patch a previous vulnerability found in Java on OSX that was exploited by the Flashback malware – another piece of malware dubbed SabPub is now infecting Macs across the globe. SabPub, or to give it its full name Backdoor.OSX.SabPub, is a little different to the […]

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Botnet Kingpin Worked For Antivirus Firm

Microsft has spent months working to dismantle the Kelihos botnet, and has found some recent success apparently tracing the man behind the code and operating the botnet to be Andrey N. Sabelnikov – a Russian citizen named in their civil suit over the issue. Botnets are groups of infected “zombie” computers around the world that […]

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Competition: Bitdefender Internet Security 2012

It’s a new year and a good time to buy a new laptop in the January sales, but 2012 will also see the continued rise of virus, trojan, and malware threats that have been increasing year on year since the 1980s. It is, therefore, more important than ever to keep yourself protected from these problems […]