• Google adds phishing protection to Gmail on Android

    Google adds phishing protection to Gmail on Android

    Following the widespread phishing scam that affected Google Docs and Gmail users this week, Google says it’s now rolling out a new security feature in its Gmail application on Android that will help warn users about suspicious links. This feature may not have prevented this week’s attack, however, as that attack involved a malicious and fake “Google Docs” app that… Read More

  • “Dearest Tumblr User” Worm Spreading Spam on Tumblr, Seen It? Then Log Out Of Your Browser [UPDATED]

    “Dearest Tumblr User” Worm Spreading Spam on Tumblr, Seen It? Then Log Out Of Your Browser [UPDATED]

    According to a report by The Next Web, there’s a hack making its way through some prominent Tumblr blogs, including The Verge and CNET. Along with the spam on the pages itself, users are getting a popup message that would scare anyone’s mom. Trust me, we get these calls all of the time: “Should I click this?” In a word…NO. Read More

  • “Ransomware” Worm Now Spreading On Skype [Update: Skype Advises Users Upgrade Their Software]

    “Ransomware” Worm Now Spreading On Skype [Update: Skype Advises Users Upgrade Their Software]

    Skype isn’t exactly immune to malware and spam, but criminals are hoping that its users are perhaps less vigilant about clicking through on random links sent to their accounts. According to multiple reports from security firms, as well as from a community forum thread on Skype.com, the popular communications service is the latest target of a malicious online worm. The worm, identified… Read More

  • New Sandisk WORM cards write once, read for 100 years

    Sandisk has created a new line of write once, read many SD cards, mainly intended for law enforcement. I suppose you could use one for taking pictures of grandma, but I don’t really see the point for personal use. Well, maybe for weddings and graduations and such, but part of the attraction of digital cameras is that you can erase pictures without worrying about it. Read More

  • Microsoft: Bounty on Conficker worm creator

    Microsoft has announced today that it is offering a reward of $250,000 to anyone who can provide information that can help arrest the creator of the Conficker worm. They stated that this worm is a criminal attack and that citizens from any country can receive the bounty. That’s a lot of cash, it might be worth it for the guy to turn himself in. Read More

  • Watch out, there's a computer virus (well, worm) aboard the International Space Station

    Remember that scene in Independence Day when Jeff Goldblum’s character suggests the U.S. upload a computer virus to the alien mothership in order to take it out? It’s one of Hollywood’s greatest moments, obviouslly. Well, it turns out that something along those lines has just happened, minus Will Smith, invading aliens, and exploding skyscrapers. There’s a computer… Read More

  • Cross-Platform OpenOffice Worm: Scary Proof of Concept

    A new worm reported by Symantec called “BadBunny” infects computers after the user opens a .odg file. Although the chance of becoming infected by BadBunny is low, its unique cross-platform capabilities put any computer user at risk. Also, the article bashes Macs slightly… I think we all need a little of that after a day at WWDC. OpenOffice worm BadBunny hops across… Read More

  • Second Life Gets A Case Of The Worms

    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 world of Second Life. Though not incredibly harmful, the worm spawned Sonic The Hedgehog rings while making that “Sonic gold ring sound”. They kept spawning and eventually started to bog down systems and connections… Read More