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January 18, 2014
Use Chrome extensions? Be careful. As Ars Technica notes, there’s a mini-trend of developers selling their extensions to people who simply want to add malware to the extension.

Use Chrome extensions? Be careful. As Ars Technica notes, there’s a mini-trend of developers selling their extensions to people who simply want to add malware to the extension.

18:05 // 7 months ago
April 21, 2013

If you’re an Android user, we have some BadNews for you.

  • 9M the number of Android devices potentially affected by a rogue piece of malware called BadNews, which the mobile security company LookOut recently discovered. “Badnews has the ability to send fake news messages, prompt users to install applications and sends sensitive information such as the phone number and device ID to its Command and Control (C&C) server,” the company notes on its blog. Not exactly fun stuff. source
11:45 // 1 year ago
February 19, 2013
20:33 // 1 year ago
September 3, 2012
10:26 // 1 year ago
July 5, 2012
See a dialog box like this lately? Take heed. It’s a real issue, caused by a piece of malware called DNSChanger, and if you don’t take care of it by Monday, you’ll be knocked offline entirely. Over 300,000 separate IP addresses reportedly were affected by the virus as of June 11. While the hackers behind the malware no longer control the DNS routing, the Internet Systems Consortium plans to end their courtesy re-routing on Monday. So, to put it simply, learn how to get it fixed.

See a dialog box like this lately? Take heed. It’s a real issue, caused by a piece of malware called DNSChanger, and if you don’t take care of it by Monday, you’ll be knocked offline entirely. Over 300,000 separate IP addresses reportedly were affected by the virus as of June 11. While the hackers behind the malware no longer control the DNS routing, the Internet Systems Consortium plans to end their courtesy re-routing on Monday. So, to put it simply, learn how to get it fixed.

10:43 // 2 years ago
June 19, 2012

New report ties U.S., Israel to Flame via Stuxnet code comparison

  • then Earlier this month, a New York Times report claimed that the Stuxnet virus rampaging through the networks of Iranian nuclear facilities was co-created by the United States and Israel, and deployed under direct instruction from President Obama.
  • now Security analysts and Western officials say that portions of the code from Stuxnet also appears in the code for the Flame virus, confirming suspicions that the United States and Israel created the virus in an effort to hamper Iranian nuclear efforts. source

» The reports come less than 24 hours after news broke that six-nation negotiations with Iran, over the country’s nuclear ambitions, broke down yesterday. During the discussions, Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili continually insisted that the international community lift sanctions and respect his country’s right to enrich uranium. “We had an intense and tough exchange of views,” said EU spokesman Michael Mann, “They responded to our package of proposals from Baghdad but, in doing so, brought up lots of questions.”

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16:44 // 2 years ago
May 24, 2012
22:53 // 2 years ago
October 26, 2011
Hrm, something’s not right here. The Raw Story suddenly went down due to malware issues. Not often a reputable site becomes inaccessible for that reason. They’re working on it, however. Anyone else having issues?

Hrm, something’s not right here. The Raw Story suddenly went down due to malware issues. Not often a reputable site becomes inaccessible for that reason. They’re working on it, however. Anyone else having issues?

13:26 // 2 years ago
October 3, 2011
Protip: If you see an e-mail like this in your inbox, Apple fanbois, don’t open it. It’s a Windows virus. Also, you’re not a real Apple fanboi because you’re using Windows. The real one will get released tomorrow, BTW. (via Twitter user @PCMAbram)

Protip: If you see an e-mail like this in your inbox, Apple fanbois, don’t open it. It’s a Windows virus. Also, you’re not a real Apple fanboi because you’re using Windows. The real one will get released tomorrow, BTW. (via Twitter user @PCMAbram)

13:57 // 2 years ago
May 2, 2011
13:08 // 3 years ago