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Earlier this week, Finland's F-Secure looked into claims that Xiaomi was secretly sending data from its MIUI-powered phones back to its servers, and it turned out to be true. Despite having not added any cloud accounts, F-Secure's brand new Redmi 1s -- Xiaomi's budget smartphone -- still beamed it...

August 10th 2014 at 7:04am 0 Comments
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Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller isn't known for using Twitter all that much, but he tweeted a link today and warned his followers to "Be safe out there." What was the link? It was to a Mobile Threat Report (PDF) from F-Secure, which highlighted a number of sec...

March 7th 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

April 12th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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While Apple has said it "is developing software that will detect and remove the Flashback malware" that has affected up to 600,000 Macs worldwide, it has yet to release any fix. In lieu of that a few security and antivirus firms have gone ahead and released their own Flashback removal tools....

April 12th 2012 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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According to Russian antivirus firm Dr. Web, over 600,000 Macs worldwide are infected with the Mac flashback trojan. The trojan can be installed if you visit a malicious website, and it will attempt to connect your Mac to a botnet. Fifty-seven percent of infected machines are located in the U...

April 5th 2012 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes, which is perfect for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the in...

September 23rd 2011 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Security firm F-Secure has unearthed a troubling trojan for Macs that hides itself as a PDF, only waiting until the file is opened up and displaying some Chinese characters before it dives into your Mac's hard drive and sets up a backdoor control. Currently, according to F-Secure, the backdoor...

September 23rd 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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While everybody was busy with that BioShock "rootkit" false alarm -- and subsequently busy playing BioShock -- the folks at F-Secure were uncovering a new, legitimate rootkit problem in the software packaged with Sony's MicroVault USM-F fingerprint reader drives. It took Sony a little while to resp...

September 3rd 2007 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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Joining the infamous Chip & PIN terminal hacks as yet another way to siphon banking details from unlucky Londoners, a group of "malware purveyors" reportedly dropped off tempting Trojan-infused USB drives in a UK parking lot in hopes that unsuspecting individuals would take the bait and subseque...

April 26th 2007 at 10:15am 0 Comments