Posts under Security category

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Apple catches the rot; Flashback Trojan infects 600,000 Mac systems

If you think that your Mac laptop/desktop is safe, think again! The (misplaced) confidence of Mac users, about the security of its operating system may backfire, as happened again, recently in the case of the  BackDoor.Flashback.39, also known simply as Flashback […]

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BitDefender’s free Online Malware Scanner QuickScan is much faster now

Bitdefender has released a faster, smoother version of its free online malware scanner, that allows computer users to scan their computers for malware, in less than a minute. QuickScan has been accessed by 2.9 million users in 2011 and turned […]

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Suit filed against Symantec, claiming it sells Scareware

If you recollect, we had first broken the story, some time back, on how about how Norton PC Checkup Tool threw up exaggerated and even false findings about the health of your PC, and then tried to sell you some […]

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Apple shoots the messenger for discovering security loophole in iOS

BAM!! Apple is behaving in a strange way. Yes it is. Those who have heard the Charles Miller side of story would definitely agree. Charles Miller who? Okay lets revisit what has had happened. Charles Miller, a computer security researcher with […]

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Online Safety and Privacy Tips from Google Good To Know website

Google recently launched a new website simply called Good To Know, to inform users about Online safety and privacy, and about how to manage online data. Google Good To Know website There are so many fascinating things to do and […]

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Cricketing superstar Sachin Tendulkar to endorse Kaspersky products

Kaspersky Labs today announced at a Channel Partners Meet in Mumbai, that the have appointed star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as its brand ambassador for its Kaspersky brand of security software. Starting this October, Tendulkar will represent the Kaspersky brand in […]

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Linux Foundation websites hacked

The LinuxFoundation.org, Linux.com and Kernel.org websites have been taken offline. The reason? They appear to have been hacked! While how this has exactly happened has not been explained, it does appear that kernel.org was compromised which gave the hackers root […]

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Mac OS X more vulnerable than Windows 7 !

Consider this situation; I wait at the airport lounge for my flight and the person sitting beside me opens up a Mac with Apple Mac OS X with while I binge upon my Acer 5742Z with Windows 7. What would […]

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Microsoft Malware Protection Center expands to Munich

Microsoft Malware Protection Center is opening a new research and response lab in Munich, Germany, its 5th one now! The new lab coming up at Munich complements the existing European antimalware lab in Dublin, Ireland, and will allow Microsoft to […]

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Scareware comes to Mac OS X!

Windows users may be used to reading about scareware, but it now appears that scareware has made its way to the Apple Mac computer. A fake antivirus program calling itself the MACDefender is attacking Apple Mac computers.

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Free Sophos anti-virus for Apple Mac released

Its great news for Mac users! Sophos has just released a Free anti-virus for Mac. As malware attacks on Apple computers grow, they’re now an increasingly-enticing and easy target for hackers.

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Twitter.com under attack!

The Twitter website is being widely exploited by users who have stumbled across a flaw which allows messages to pop-up and third-party websites to open in your browser just by moving your mouse over a link. UPDATE: The flaw has […]

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Intel Purchases Software Security Giant McAfee

In a press release this morning Intel has announced they will be purchasing the popular security software company McAfee for $7.68 Billion ($48.00 per common share). According to Intel, the purchase will help combine security and hardware to help better protect […]

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Australia To Investigate Google For Privacy Violations

Australia announced a police investigation Sunday into whether Google illegally collected private information from wireless networks, becoming at least the second country to probe the Internet giant’s “Street View” mapping service.

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Google to phase out Windows on security concerns

Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.

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Iranian Cyber Army Hacks Baidu !

The most popular Web search engine in China, Baidu.com, was attacked by a group of hacktivists identifying themselves as the Iranian Cyber Army. The hackers hijacked the domain’s DNS records and pointed it to a server under their control.

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After RealPlayer, Avast & AdAware to bundle Chrome browser.

Google’s nascent browser has paired with one of the most popular free security programs in the world so that when users run the Avast installer on a computer that has neither Chrome nor Avast, they’ll be offered a chance to […]

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Snow Leopard to include an Antivirus!

Mac users may be happy to know that they will now no longer have to resort to using 3rd party antivirus solutions to protect their Mac from the increasing onslaught of malware, in recent times.

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Mac malware poses as Foxit reader.

Foxit Corporation, a leader of secure mobile/desktop PDF solutions, is encouraging its users to be alert to pirated software malware attacks that claim to be Foxit Reader for Macintosh.

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Mac OS X gets a rootkit manual

Over the past decade, the world has seen advances in rootkits running on Windows and Unix operating systems that few would have thought possible.

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Microsoft Security Essentials ranked No 2 out of 25!

Just how good is your AntiVirus software at detecting malware in the wild? In a study titled Most Effective Antivirus Tools Against New Malware Binaries, SRI International suggests that the Microsoft AV may actually be very good.