A new and sophisticated piece of malware that targets infrastructure operators government organisations has been discovered by security firm Symantec.
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Facebook has upwards of 750 million users and that makes them a major target for unsavoury types who try to infect Facebook users with viruses, trojans, or just steal their passwords through phishing scams. In response, Facebook has teamed up with web security firm Websense to scan every link posted to the site for potential […]
It has been a long held argument by Mac-fans that the Mac OSX operating system is inherently more secure than its Microsoft Windows competitor. They claim that the proof for this claim is the fact that so many Windows PCs around the world have been hit with viruses, trojans, and other malware with such issues […]