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Every now and then, it happens. You take the time to get a flu shot, but you wind up sick anyway. Bummer. That's the problem with the flu, it's not just one virus -- it's multiple variant strains. Every year, researchers have to choose one common strain on which to base the season's new vaccine. O...

August 25th 2015 at 4:59pm 0 Comments
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Reuters reports that a pair of former employees have accused Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs of building malware to trick its competition into flagging and quarantining important, non-viral, files on customers' computers. Basically the malware would inject malicious bits of code into important PC file...

August 14th 2015 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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In a coordinated takedown, law enforcement agents around the world have teamed up to shut down the well-known cybercrime forum Darkode, pursuing 70 of its members and associates resulting in 28 arrests so far. In the US, the Department of Justice and the FBI have announced criminal charges against...

July 15th 2015 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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Feel safe with your fully-patched computer? If you use Flash and land on the wrong website, you may get a virus or even a cryptolocker that renders your machine unusable. That's because a sophisticated "zero-day" exploit stolen from Hacking Team has now been released into the wild. As a reminder,...

July 8th 2015 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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While you've been busy enjoying guns that fire cars, piloting flying saucers or swimming 'round a flooded Los Santos thanks to mods for the PC version of GTA V something darker's lurked beneath the surface. GTAForums user aboutseven noticed that a C# compiler was running in the background on his o...

May 15th 2015 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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It may seem like mobile viruses are everywhere, but Verizon would beg to differ. The carrier has issued a report on data breaches which finds that the security threats to your phone are generally "overblown." The total number of security holes that have been used for exploits, regardless of platfo...

April 15th 2015 at 3:33pm 0 Comments
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Mobile malware is bad enough by itself, but it's a nightmare at work -- one infection could put everyone's phones at risk, if not the whole business. IBM has a fix, though. A new version of its MobileFirst Protect tool now automatically looks for virus-ridden Android and iOS apps on staffers' phon...

March 19th 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Europol and police forces across Europe have shut down Ramnit, a botnet that infected up to three million computers world-wide. The virus, generally installed by email phishing attacks or rogue sites (please stop clicking on attachments, whoever your are) was mostly used by criminal hackers to ste...

February 26th 2015 at 4:44am 0 Comments
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It's no secret that hackers see banks as prime targets, but one band of digital thieves is conducting heists on a truly grand scale. Security researchers at Kaspersky have published details of malware attacks that have stolen at least $300 million from financial institutions in 30 countries. The c...

February 14th 2015 at 6:21pm 0 Comments
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Worried about the Ebola scare but feel powerless to do anything about it? Join the tens of millions of people who have joined the dark side, so to speak, and created their own virtual plague in a quest to wipe out humanity in Plague Inc. The developers of the hit game are noting a noticeable spike...

October 28th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Google's VirusTotal Uploader is a popular utility tool in the arsenal of the war against malware. For years, the program has made it easy for Windows users to submit files to the VirusTotal data base for quick scanning. It can scan images, files of running processes, trigger scans of remote URLs,...

May 27th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Given how hard antivirus software makers push you to sign up, you'd think that business was booming. Far from it, according to Symantec's Brian Dye. He tells the Wall Street Journal that antivirus tools like his company's Norton suite are effectively "dead." The utilities now catch less than half...

May 6th 2014 at 5:45pm 0 Comments