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December 10, 2009  2:23 PM

New Koobface variant strikes at Facebook Christmas greetings



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
Koobface, malware, social networking flaws

The latest version of the malware uses a holiday greeting to spread infections via Facebook. Security researchers at PandaLabs have discovered a new variant of the Koobface malware targeting holiday cheery users of social networking giant Facebook. Koobface.GK consists of a...

December 4, 2009  2:28 PM

The world’s top 5 riskiest top-level domains



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
malware, Phishing, spam

McAfee’s 3rd Annual “Mapping the Mal Web” report highlights the top-level domains with the most road hazards. Like the auto industry, the Internet wasn’t designed with seatbelts and airbags. It took years and some determined people to get the auto industry to make...


November 9, 2009  2:15 PM

iPhone worm Rickrolls jailbroken phones



Posted by: Robert Westervelt
iPhone security, malware

Security researchers warn iPhone users of the ikee worm, which uses SSH default passwords to hack the smartphone and change the wallpaper to a Rick Astlee photo. A hacker from Wollongong, New South Wales is claiming responsibility for the new ikee worm, which started to infect...


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