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Mobile

‘Pokemon Go’ malware already exists and it could be on your phone

Well, that didn't take long. 'Pokemon Go' malware has already been spotted out in the wild, and may have infected your phone if you downloaded the game from a third-party source. Here's how to make sure you don't have it on your phone.
Computing

First truly successful Facebook Messenger malware bot has been identified

A new virus mimics Facebook notifications in Messenger. It spread to 10,000 people before a combined Facebook and Google effort slowed it down. Run a malware scan if your friends got some weird messages from you.
Computing

Mac malware has been found hidden in file converter on major site

Mac users are being warned of a backdoor that's being distributed via a phony file converter app, which could potentially give hackers access to your system. Fortunately, the malicious app is not signed with an Apple Developer ID.
Mobile

“HummingBad,” a new Android malware, has infected more than 10 million devices

"HummingBad," a new Android malware, has infected more than 10 million devices worldwide, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Check Point. It's generating more than $4 million a year in fraudulent advertising revenue.
Computing

New malware can make a PC’s cooling fans cough up passwords, encryption keys

Isolating a computer from every network may seem like a sure-fire, if not impractical, method of keeping your files safe - until researchers use your system's own fans to betray it.
Computing

Protect your PC from the cyber-flu with these awesome free antivirus options 2:11

Malware, spyware, and adware is never fun to find on your PC. Check out our picks for the best free antivirus software, so you can rid your system of any dangerous software that might be lurking around.
Home Theater

Step slowly away from your remote: ransomware now targeting smart TVs

Since May 2015, the FLocker ransomware has been making life tough for users of Android mobile devices, and now it continues to spread with the newfound ability to infect Android-powered smart TVs.
Computing

Malware infections in corporate-owned cloud folders almost triple in three months

Sharing files and folders with your work colleagues might seem convenient, but the folders could be harboring a malicious threat. Over 10 percent of all shared folders in corporate environments now contain malware of some kind.
Social Media

Time to change your Twitter password: 32 million accounts may have been hacked

It looks as if malware may have allowed hackers to collect passwords for some 32 million Twitter accounts. The company insists its own servers are secure, and says it's currently investigating the matter.
Computing

Vulnerability in Facebook's messaging enabled hackers to insert malicious items

Security firm Check Point Software Technologies found a vulnerability in Facebook's messaging system allowing hackers to alter chats for malicious purposes. For instance, a hacker could insert a malicious link, video, or image in…
Computing

Don’t open that! 93 percent of phishing emails are now ransomware

A full 93 percent of all phishing emails now attempt to encrypt a victim's files, as ransomware becomes the attack vector of choice for those behind such actions. This is a far more serious threat than malware of the past.
Computing

New Windows 10 security update proactively hunts down viruses when your PC is idle

With its new update, Windows Defender will work in harmony with the antivirus software of your choice by running its own periodic scans on your computer at the most convenient time.