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Tag archive: malware

Built in anti-virus software for Windows 8?

Microsoft has been making a free anti-virus software available for a couple of years, in the form of Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft has been bundling a program called Windows Defender with Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista, but it doesn’t really compare to a proper anti-virus product.tyou had to download it from the internet –…

Arrests made in malware-click redirect scheme

A lot of you reading this are either aware or have encountered links to web sites that turned out to be fronts for hackers. This week, as reported by News.com, six people were arrested in Estonia for allegedly being a part of the creation of the malware program known as DNSChanger. The malware has infected over…

Fake anti-virus mirrors Microsoft Update

We are seeing the criminals behind fake anti-virus continuing to customize their social engineering attacks to be more believable to users and presumably more successful. Criminals on the web are usually always sneaky in their ways, in an effort to obtain certain information on people. A lot of the time its information that can lead…

Mac users should be concerned about virus’s

Earlier this month Sophos released a free version of their product for the Mac, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition.  Since then, they have been gathering data from their users. They recently released some statistics from the clients on their Naked Security Blog and found that users should be concerned about what might be hiding on their hard…

How To Avoid Malware in Fake UPS Email

Fake emails claiming to be from UPS are filling the inboxes of unsuspected users. The email may claim that UPS was unable to deliver a package due to an incorrect mailing address. The email then asks the recipient to print off the attached shipping label in order to claim their package. In reality, the attachment…

New Java trojan attacks Mac OS X via social networking sites

A new trojan horse has cropped up that affects Mac OS X (and Windows as well), primarily disguised as a video flitting around social networking sites. When users click an infected link, a Java applet is launched that downloads multiple files, including an installer that runs automatically without users’ knowledge. The Trojan, dubbed trojan.osx.boonana.a by security…

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