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Articles tagged with: worm

Google Detects Malware Causing Search Traffic

Google has just detected a malware on users’ system which causes unnecessary search traffic on the servers. Google has tried to overcome this problem by sending a notification on every computer that might be infected.

Google found out that this unusual traffic was due to a malicious software on users’ computers. Google claims that this malware might have infected users’ computer through other websites which the user himself might be unaware of. Hence, by notifying the user on their Google search page, Google can make the user to take an action against it.

Finally A Mobile Security App Released By Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout Mobile Security has released an Android Application for Smartphones known as Mobile Security API to fight against any kind of Malware. Though our computers might not be safe, but Lookout Security has made our smartphones safe so that we can enjoy a threat free environment.

This application eliminates any threat of Malware by keeping track of every Application uploaded by a developer. So in a sense, it compromises a malware at the time of its origin and never lets it enter the cloud of applications.

PDFs Pose Threat In iOS Devices

It recently came to light that a security hole in iOS means users could potentially find their iDevices infected with malware if they open dodgy attachments.

Users are particularly vulnerable when they view Portable Document Format, or PDF, files, which give attackers an opportunity to infect the devices with malicious software, giving them administrative rights to the device.

‘Indestructible’ Botnet Enslaves 4.5mn PCs

A new and sophisticated botnet has infected more than four million computers in just three months, and it is almost “indestructible”, say security researchers. The botnet, called TDL-4, targets PCs running on Windows and tries hard to avoid detection and even harder to shut down.

TDL-4 is the name for both the Trojan virus that affects machines and the network of compromised computers. “It is the most sophisticated threat today… practically indestructible,” Kaspersky Lab’s security researchers Sergey Golovanov and Igor Soumenkov have stated in a detailed analysis released recently.

Chinese Social Platform, Sina Weibo Gets A Worm

A popular social media service in China with 140 million active users was hit by a worm earlier this week that is similar to MySpace and Twitter worms that have been unleashed in the past. The worm first appeared on Tuesday night on Beijing time.

The affected posts displayed a malicious link with enticing messages such as “Software to listen to other people’s phones.” The link would then re-post and send out private messages circulating the link once again every time it was clicked.

New Twitter Worm On The Loose!

Social media enthusiasts beware, there is a new Twitter worm on the loose and it is looking to infect you! The new worm has already spread quickly this morning by pretending to tell users who has “unfollowed” them. Quite genius if you think about about how wrapped up some of us are with ourselves.

The Twitter app first gains access to the user’s account by using Twitter’s standard authentication mechanism. The worm then attaches terms to every trending tweet on Twitter, making sure that the messages get seen by a wider audience. Graham Cluley from Sophos Security took a closer look at the mechanism of the worm. He found that the worm brings up an online survey that pretends to offer users the chance to win a free iPad 2 or Gucci shopping spree, instead of telling users who unfollowed them.

UK eCrime Unit Arrest Men in “SpyEye” Plot

United Kingdom police arrested three men late last week who were tied with the SpyEye malware program that steals banking details. Two of the three men were charged on Friday and appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Saturday. Of the two, 26 year-old Paul Cyganoc, a Lithuanian living in Birmingham, England was charged with “conspiracy to cause unauthorized modifications to computers, conspiracy to defraud and concealing proceeds from crime.”

The other man, Aldis Krummins was a 45 year-old Latvian living on Goole, England and was charged only with conspiracy to defraud and concealing proceeds of crime. The third man was also 26 years old and whose nationality was not disclosed. He was released by police on bail but is required to…