Virus

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…

Hardware

Trojan horse affects Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5

10:20 am PDT • June 20, 2008

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,…

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…

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…

Hardware

PSA: Users of VLC at risk

10:45 am PDT • March 18, 2008

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…

Hardware

CrunchGear virus false alarm in IE

11:49 am PST • December 31, 2007

It appears some anti-virus software is pinging mootools — a Javascript script that is running on this site now — as a SNZ.A virus. I discovered that this has been…

It used to be, back when I was in high school, that it was fashionable to hate Microsoft, or M$ as the company was known. Nowadays, Apple is increasingly the…

Hardware

Laser developed to fight viruses

8:59 pm PST • November 8, 2007

Physics professor K.T. Tsen announced last week that he successfully destroyed common viruses using pluses from an infared laser without harming the surrounding cells. Tsen’s primary focus is to use…

Hardware

Watch out for password-stealing Skype imposter

7:59 am PDT • October 18, 2007

Heads up. There’s another Skype-related virus on the loose. This one pretends to be something called "Skype Defender" and takes on the look and feel of your Skype login screen…

Trojan virii have been around for years now, yet fools with Outlook still think that they can see Jessica Simpson nude by downloading an attachment. One of the latest Trojans,…

Hardware

An Open Letter To HP

4:00 pm PDT • May 24, 2007

Dear HP, I’ve been using your printers for years and years now. Since I started using Mac OS X more than 5 years ago, the process for installing a printer…

There’s an iPod virus. Before you encase your Nano in lucite, however, please understand that this virus is merely a proof-of-concept that runs only on iPodLinux and requires manual intervention…

Hardware

TomTom GO 910 Plagued By Virii

11:17 am PST • January 29, 2007

If you bought a TomTom GO 910, you may be looking for more than just directions. Turns out a small batch of the devices contain two different, non-lethal Trojans that…

Hardware

Second Life Gets A Case Of The Worms

10:20 am PST • November 21, 2006

For those of you who play Second Life, I must warn you: There was a virus going ‘round your world. To be completely specific, a worm manifested itself inside the…

McDonalds isn’t the only place you can go to get a little extra special sauce with your DAP. Apple, of all people, has accidentally included a Windows-infecting computer virus on…