Virus

Scientists have eliminated HIV in mice using CRISPR

An important breakthrough has been made in the eradication of AIDs. Scientists have found they can successfully snip out the HIV virus from mouse cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

Microsoft wants to crack the cancer code using artificial intelligence

Cancer is like a computer virus and can be ‘solved’ by cracking the code, according to Microsoft . The computer software company says its researchers are using artificial intelligence in a

Novelist John Sundman talks CRISPR, genetics, and logic bombs

Novelist John Sundman is a national treasure. His best work, Acts of the Apostles, predicts CRISPR, advanced genetic engineering, and chip-based Trojan Horses and his writing is at once dense and thri

The Google app takes on WebMD with an intelligent symptom search

If you’ve ever turned to the interwebs when feeling sick you may have started worrying you had a deathly, flesh-eating virus instead of the common cold. Google aims to eliminate some of that an

Son Of Anti-Virus Maker Kaspersky Missing

Ivan Kaspersky, the 20-year-old son of the founder of Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Labs is missing and believed to be kidnapped. According to Russian news organizations, the kidnappers are asking

Where were you when the ILOVEYOU virus was all the rage?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/iloveyou.png" />It was 10 years ago that FC Bayern Munich beat Valencia CF for the UEFA Champions League. (Incidentally, FC Bayern Munich

Computer virus mucks up Russia-China border crossing

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/russiachina.jpg" />This isn't the best time to be a traveler. Europe is still fighting plumes of volcanic ash—FC Barcelona had to t

Japanese P2P virus catches you downloading porn, demands money to clear your name

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/jv.png" />There's a pretty hilarious computer virus causing a bit of havoc in Japan right now. It affects users of the P2P program Winny

Energizer battery charger contains a trojan

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/blogs.zdnet-1-150x150.jpg">Wha? Apparently the Energizer DUO USB battery charger contains a bit of malware, Arucer.dll, which allows remo

Microsoft's new security policy: lawsuits

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/microsoft-virus.jpg">The word for the day is "malvertising". It's a linguistic mashup that means "malicious advertising". Not deceptive,

McAfee's list of dangerous search terms: lyrics, videos, games (oh my)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/googlestuff.jpg" />Here's a tip for you on this endless Friday: if you don't want a computer virus then don't search for lyrics. It turns

Symantec, what's PIFTS? Please don't delete this! (Updated)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/spiesjpg.jpg" alt="" />I have no idea what is going on, but my buddy Mike just sent this to me and I’m hoping to spread the word. Somet

Microsoft: Bounty on Conficker worm creator

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/money.jpg" />Microsoft <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1144542/Microsoft-announce-250-000-bounty-catch-worm-creat

Dearest Microsoft, I hacked you. Love, the friendly Russian hacker

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/microsoft-virus.jpg" /> An unidentified hacker has <a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/13/zlob_trojan_message/">sent a friendl

Actns/Swif.T virus affecting embedded YouTube vids?

Apparently some sort of relatively aggressive virus is affecting certain embedded YouTube videos. Some are saying it affects IE and Firefox users, while others say it’s only going after IE. The viru

"Taterf" worm steals your WoW password, epic l00tz

The MMORPG world is too big a target to resist, I guess. Worm-wranglers in China created a worm falled Frethog, which this new one Taterf is based on. It copies itself around, executes whenever you lo

Trojan horse affects Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5

Head’s up. SecureMac has discovered a new Trojan horse floating around that affects users of Mac OS X, versions 10.4 and 10.5. It’s “currently being distributed from a hacker website, where disc

Watch out for virus-laden, third-party "recertified" iPods

This isn’t as weird as the girl who got a cryptic, anti-capitalist note instead of her iPod, but it’s potentially far more damaging. This guy bought a refurbished iPod Touch through Buy.co

Video: Coolest virus ever infects MacBook Pro

The Newton Virus. It’s a virus for fun. It doesn’t harm anything or copy itself. It executes just once, with the results above. It only works on MacBooks, as it uses the motion sensor for

PSA: Users of VLC at risk

I’ve been using VLC for years now and it’s the best player available today. But it appears that users are at risk due to a harmful string of code lurking subtitle files. VLC has a buffer overflow
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