malware

  • Facebook Partners With Websense To Protect Users From Malicious Sites And Malware

    Facebook Partners With Websense To Protect Users From Malicious Sites And Malware

    Facebook is announcing a partnership with security firm Websense today, in order to protect its users from dangerous links that lead to malicious websites and malware sites. Going forward, when a Facebook user clicks on a link, the new system will first check the link against Websense’s system to determine whether or not it’s safe. If it’s not, a message is displayed warning… Read More

  • Bitdefender Launches Anti-Malware Protection For Twitter

    Bitdefender Launches Anti-Malware Protection For Twitter

    “Did you see this photo of you?” “Look on your face in this pix is priceless!” “LMAO this video of you is funny!”  If you’re a regular Twitter user, you’ve probably see tweets like those come through as @replies or direct messages at some point. And you probably know not to click on the accompanying link. After all, there is no picture of you… Read More

  • New Android Malware Hides as Google+ App, Answers Calls for You

    New Android Malware Hides as Google+ App, Answers Calls for You

    Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a new mobile malware application on Android that disguises itself as a Google+ app. The app has the capability to record phone calls, as well as gather the GPS location of the handset, the text messages and the call logs, all of which are sent off to remote servers. The app installs itself on Android devices under the guise of being a… Read More

  • Android Malware Eavesdrops, Records Your Conversations

    Android Malware Eavesdrops, Records Your Conversations

    Now there’s no question that Android’s flexibility has endeared it self to many a smartphowner out there, but I’d imagine that not everyone is as cognizant about security as they should be. Case in point: a nasty new bit of Android malware discovered by security researcher Dinesh Venkatesan at CA Technologies records all of your conversations to your SD card when activated. Read More

  • A Look At The Size, Shape And Growing Threat Of Malware Networks [Infographic]

    A Look At The Size, Shape And Growing Threat Of Malware Networks [Infographic]

    Blue Coat Systems, the provider of web security and speed optimization solutions, released a mid-year web security report earlier this month, which, among other things, examined the current state of malware ecosystems, and detailed the growing size and reach of malware delivery networks. Malware and malicious software have been around for years, but malware networks are becoming… Read More

  • Google Now Detecting Viruses, For At Least One Form Of Malware

    Google Now Detecting Viruses, For At Least One Form Of Malware

    Google has just announced something pretty interesting, that it is using its own data to detect viruses and will as of today be using Google Search results pages to warn users if their computers are infected with a specific form of malware. Users infected with the virus, which is apparently rerouting traffic to Google and other sites through a proxy, will see the above warning. Read More

  • Spotify Becomes Latest High Profile Inadvertent Malware Distributor

    Spotify Becomes Latest High Profile Inadvertent Malware Distributor

    Yet another example of why even the savviest of Internet users need to keep their anti-malware software current and fully working. Spotify, the popular European streaming service, discovered that it was inadvertently serving ads that were laced with malware. Read More

  • Rustock Botnet: Down & Out, Or Merely Down?

    Rustock Botnet: Down & Out, Or Merely Down?

    It was like a movie. Microsoft, working with domestic and international police, and with corporations like Phizer, had managed to effectively shut down the Rustock botnet last week. Almost overnight the total volume of spam—that was Rustock’s specialty—collapsed. But is the botnet completely shut down, or does its very nature prevent it from every truly being shut down? Read More

  • The Walled Garden Has Won

    The Walled Garden Has Won

    Ten days ago Google discovered that apparently innocuous Android apps were in fact infested with “DroidDream” malware that included an Android rootkit, with the apparent intent of creating a smartphone botnet. It infected more than a quarter of a million devices before Google intervened. The thriller writer in me immediately began to wonder what would happen if black hats built… Read More

  • Report: Number Of Malware-Infected Web Sites Has Doubled In Past Year

    Report: Number Of Malware-Infected Web Sites Has Doubled In Past Year

    A new Dasient report says that the number of Web sites infected with malware has doubled in the past year. That means we’re now just short of 1.2 million Web sites out there infected with malware. Wonderful. Read More