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How Apple Botched Its First Really Big Security Problem (APPL)

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Now that the Mac has achieved uber popularity, it is attracting hackers. Last week Apple got its first taste of what Microsoft security goes through on a daily basis and its response was a big, fat fail. Apple tried to take out the security researcher who told Apple it...
How Apple Botched Its First Really Big Security Problem (APPL)

Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting

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Variations of the Flashback trojan have reportedly infected more than half a million Macs around the globe, according to Russian antivirus company Dr. Web. The company made an announcement on Wednesday—first in Russian and later in English—about the growing Mac botnet, first claiming 550,000 infected Macs. Later in the...
Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting
An Afternoon with the Eugene Kaspersky, the Antivirus King with the Chesire Cat Grin

Still trying to remove Flashback from your Mac? Antivirus firms to the rescue

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Those eager to check for and remove Flashback malware from their Macs won't have to wait for Apple to release its own software, as two security firms have now swooped in with their own tools. The first is Kaspersky Lab, which was the first well-known security firm to confirm...
Still trying to remove Flashback from your Mac? Antivirus firms to the rescue

Security experts: 600,000+ estimate of Mac botnet likely on target

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Security experts could not confirm claims by a little-known Russian antivirus company that more than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a zero-day-exploiting Trojan, but they said the number was within reason....
Security experts: 600,000+ estimate of Mac botnet likely on target

Daily Report: Discoverer of Flame Virus Backs Ban on Computer Warfare

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Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of Europe's largest antivirus company, is using his company's integral role in exposing or decrypting computer viruses aimed at Iran to argue for an international treaty banning computer warfare, Andrew E. Kramer and Nicole Perlroth report in Monday's New York Times....
Daily Report: Discoverer of Flame Virus Backs Ban on Computer Warfare

Are 600,000 infected Macs including hundreds in Cupertino part of a global botnet?

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ArsTechnica quotes a Russian antivirus company called Dr. Web who says that hundreds of thousands of Macs are infected with the Flashback trojan detailled earlier this week.  The attack takes advantage of an old Java vulnerability that Apple just patched this week. Variations of the Flashback trojan have reportedly infected more than half...
Are 600,000 infected Macs including hundreds in Cupertino part of a global botnet?

More than 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet

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Russian antivirus company says half the computers infected with a virus designed to steal personal information are in the U.S. -- with 274 located in Cupertino. [Read more]...
More than 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet

Snow Leopard users most prone to Flashback infection

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Of the Macs that have been infected by the Flashback malware, nearly two-thirds are running OS X 10.6, better known as Snow Leopard, a Russian antivirus company said....
Snow Leopard users most prone to Flashback infection

Flashback bots search Twitter for controllers, hit Snow Leopard hardest

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Malware investigators for the Russian antivirus company Dr. Web report that the latest version of Flashback, the backdoor malware targeting Macs through a Java exploit, is using Twitter as a backup command and control network. Dr. Web was the first to report on the rapidly growing Flashback botnet—the largest...
Flashback bots search Twitter for controllers, hit Snow Leopard hardest

Flashback malware infects 2% of all Macs

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Nearly 2% of the Macs whose owners have checked their computers have been infected with the Flashback malware, according to a Russian antivirus company....
Flashback malware infects 2% of all Macs

Lawsuit plagued McAfee founder hunts for libido-boosting herbs in Belize

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Jeff Wise of Fast Company went to Belize to profile 64-year-old John McAfee, the eccentric bad-boy founder of the McAffee antivirus company. With at least five civil lawsuits hounding him, McAfee claims he's lost 96% of his fortune, and is now interested in finding plant-based medicines for a variety of...
Lawsuit plagued McAfee founder hunts for libido-boosting herbs in Belize
Down the Sinkhole: Inside the Kelihos.B takedown

South Korean cyberattacks used hijacked patch management accounts

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The attackers who unleashed devastating hard-drive wiping malware on South Korean TV stations and banks earlier this week executed at least part of the attack by hijacking the firms' patch management admin accounts, the software vendor involved has said. According to South Korean antivirus company AhnLab, the 20 March...
South Korean cyberattacks used hijacked patch management accounts

Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

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SFW. (Photo: Hashgram) Oh no, our world’s children are succumbing to the perils of the World Wide Web. A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the...
Kids As Young As Six Now Watching Porn Online

Smartphone botnet piggybacks on pirated copies of Angry Birds Space

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Unscrupulous developers are once again using the popularity of Rovio’s Angry Birds games to spread malware. Antivirus company SophosLabs has discovered a trojan called Andr/KongFu-L that hides inside a fully functional, pirated version of Angry Birds Space. The company has found the malware in several third-party Android app stores, but...
Smartphone botnet piggybacks on pirated copies of Angry Birds Space

Hackers leak Symantec source code after failed $50,000 extortion sting

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A group of Anonymous hackers leaked what appears to be stolen source code from the antivirus company Symantec Monday night, following a month of fruitless negotiations. Symantec admitted yesterday that it’s been involved with a sting operation by law enforcement centering on a $50,000 extortion attempt from the hackers, who...
Hackers leak Symantec source code after failed $50,000 extortion sting

Antivirus Maker CEO Says There's 'Too Much Freedom' on Facebook

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Mr. Kaspersky, looming large. (Photo: flickr.com/cebitaus Let’s say, hypothetically, that you are the founder CEO of a major antivirus company, and you’ve a history of close ties to Russia’s intelligence community, and you’re being profiled by a writer from Wired. What’s the shadiest thing you can imagine saying? Does it perhaps...
Antivirus Maker CEO Says There's 'Too Much Freedom' on Facebook
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