malware

Kaspersky Lab accused of faking malware to generate false positives in competing software

Former employees at Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab have accused the company of generating false positives and introducing them online in a bid to undermine competitors that flag the files.

Computing

So much for the unhackable Mac: Root exploit hits the wild with no fix in sight

Some might have you believe that Macs can't get viruses, but the newest root exploit was spotted by researchers being used to install several malicious apps.

Apple

If you’re waiting for Windows 10, watch out for this email scam

Scammers will try almost anything to get their malware onto your machine — including offering you a free upgrade to Windows 10. Here's how to spot the troublesome email and avoid it.

Computing

Spam reaches 12-year low as cybercriminals pursue new methods

For those of you who shudder at the thought of waking up every morning to a dozen unwanted emails in your inbox, you're in luck. Email spam is at a 12-year low, according to security software company Symantec.

Computing

Trend Micro does a deep dive into Hacking Team’s Open Type Font exploit

When it was announced that Hacking Team had been involved with many morally ambiguous governments around the world, it became important to know just what it had been selling. Thanks to the leakers and the likes of Trend Micro, now we know.

Computing

The FBI is offering $4.3m for the world’s most notorious cyber criminals

The FBI's latest cyber crime most wanted list includes infamous hackers like the creator of Gameover Zeus, and other Russian cybercriminals wanted for hacking and fraud.

Computing

FBI: Ransomware has earned cybercriminals over $18M since last year

Ransomware is a lucrative business for cybercriminals, and a new warning from the FBI claims that more than $18 million has been lost due to the ransomware strain CryptoWall since 2014.

Computing

The Ask toolbar is now considered malware by Microsoft

Microsoft has deemed Java's Ask toolbar to be malware. This browser add-on can change your search settings once it's installed, and it typically comes packaged with your Java installation.

Computing

McAfee report sees ransomeware surge, praises Adobe for its response

According to McAfee Labs' latest threats reports, Adobe holds the "gold standard" for patching vulnerabilities in the face of growing malware threats across the board from flash to mobile.

Computing

‘Sleeper’ Locker ransomware comes alive, infects hundreds

A new strain of ransomware called Locker was activated this week after laying asleep on infected users' computers for months. Hundreds have been affected by the new ransomware so far.

Computing

Buying a PC this year? Here’s what you need to know about bloatware

Bloatware has been on the decline in the PC space, but problems like Lenovo's SuperFish debacle prove it's not a dead issue yet. Here's what you need to know about bloatware on modern computers.

Computing

Should you worry about malware on your phone? We asked the experts

A talk at this year's RSA claimed mobile malware is overhyped and many security experts are in disagreement over just how dangerous the threat is. Here a number of security experts give their view on mobile malware.

Mobile

TeslaCrypt ransomware grows as victims pay up

A new report from FireEye shows that the TeslaCrypt ransomware has infected thousands of victims and reeled in more than $70,000 for cybercriminals since February of this year.

Computing

Is your smartphone being tracked? We asked an expert

Have you ever wondered how smartphone tracking really works? How easy is it for cyber criminals or government agencies to track your location and intercept your communications? It may be easier than you think.

Mobile

Decrypt This: The future of router security

The the future of router security looks grim. Here's what we as consumers and customers can do to help save an industry that could be on the brink of extinction.

Computing