MalwareBy Gina on November 18, 2010 | Malware
November is the month of hackers that designed bunch of rogue anti-spyware programs for different Operating Systems. They are spread all over the web and confuse computer users because the main goal of theirs is to trick users into believing that computer is severely compromised. Fake AV is designed to pilfer money from unwary users. They download and install itself automatically without user’s knowledge and consent. Read more.By Gina on October 19, 2010 | Malware
A mistrust seed in Kaspersky is sowed. Few comments in Kaspersky Lab forum state that the site of this major computer security company is compromised by cybercriminals. It seems like hackers try to spread fake security software.Fake AV malware are designed to fool users into thinking that they are legitimate antivirus applications. As such, they usually pretend to scan systems prevent certain applications from executing, display warning messages, and connect to adult sites. Read more.By Gina on September 29, 2010 | Malware
Stuxnet worm is one of the most dangerous worms ever. It is able to infiltrate itself in a computer even after it has been already cleaned from the machine. Worm usually targets computers that are used in nuclear plants and other industrial facilities.Stuxnet has proven it is a piece of headache for the security researchers and analysts because it could affect four flaws that were undiscovered and unpatched. Read more.By Gina on August 30, 2010 | Malware
According to Panda’s report, 25% of worm based malware spreads through the USB drives. Even more, most of viruses are designed to spread via USB drives. Security Company confirms that cybercriminals are very persistent and put a lot of efforts to make user’s life impossible. 25% of latest created malware are configured to enter the system through portable storage devices, usually USB drives. Read more.By Luciana on August 11, 2010 | Malware
If there's the Android OS on your phone and your bills started to skyrocket, you may have the first Android trojan. The incredibly popular OS made by Google couldn't be left out by cyber criminals. What's the hype about and how can you avoid the mess?The first trojan for Android Smartphones is called Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer-A. It poses as a video player and it has to be installed manually. Read more.