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Fake AV for different OS

By Gina on November 18, 2010 | Malware

Fake AV for different OS 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.

Security Tool is promoted through the Kaspersky’s download site

By Gina on October 19, 2010 | Malware

Security Tool is promoted through the Kaspersky’s download site 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.

Stuxnet Worm can come back right away after its removal

By Gina on September 29, 2010 | Malware

Stuxnet Worm can come back right away after its removal 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.

25% of worms use USB drives to spread

By Gina on August 30, 2010 | Malware

25% of worms use USB drives to spread 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.

Save your Androids: first trojan spotted in the wild

By Luciana on August 11, 2010 | Malware

Save your Androids: first trojan spotted in the wild 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.

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