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WARNING: How to avoid the scary new malware infecting thousands of phones

The dangers of mobile malware are very real, and we’re now reminded yet again how quickly these malicious programs can spread thanks to a new outbreak. Dubbed “Gazon,” this new malware has been called “one of the single largest messaging-initiated mobile malware outbreaks” by the experts who discovered it. Show More Summary

IronSource denies its business is based on 'deceptive' malware

IronSource, the massive Israeli software download company that is expected to file for an IPO in the next year or so, has denied that it fuels its business by turning a blind eye to malware. The accusation was made by Ben Edelman, an...Show More Summary

Gazon: Mobile malware outbreak strikes Android devices

15 hours agoTechnology / Security : Zero Day

AdaptiveMobile has uncovered a new mobile malware campaign which uses phone contacts to spread.

Why Piracy Is Funded By Deceptive Ads, Porn And Malware

Not that we’re suggesting you ever would, but if you have ever tried to download or stream copyrighted material, you’ve probably been deluged by fake download buttons, pop-under ads (only mildly less evil than pop-ups), porn, and maybe even some malware. Show More Summary

Zero Day Weekly: Superfish attacks, FBI GameoverZeus bounty, Komodia in Lavasoft

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending February 27, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.

Google Updates SafeBrowsing Service, Users Will Now Be Clearly Warned Of Malicious Content!

Google has now updated their SafeBrowsing service to protect users from malicious content and viruses. As per the new update, Google Chrome users will now receive a warning before entering a website which may contain harmful malwares and viruses or which can download such software into the user’s browser. Show More Summary

“SuperBun” Pre-Installed On All Laptops Loptops…

…from now on. It’s NOT Malware like that other thing. THIS is SOFTware you can SNORGLE! (What a dream. Buy a laptop, get a BUN.) “I wanted to share a picture of my Bun Ty helping me work from home! He is a 5 year old Holland Lop who has inquired the nickname “The Inspector,” […]

Superfish Hasn’t Been Caught Yet: SSL Hijacking Explained

Lenovo’s Superfish malware has caused quite a stir in the past week. Not only did the laptop manufacturer ship computers with adware installed, but it made those computers highly vulnerable to attack. You can get rid of Superfish now, but the story’s not over. Show More Summary

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending February 28, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Why Firmware Is So Vulnerable to Hacking, and What Can Be Done About ItWhy the NSA and others can invisibly hide malware inside your devices. —Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

Ask LH: Can I Demand A Laptop Refund Because Of Superfish?

Dear Lifehacker, With recent events such as the Lenovo Superfish malware problem, I was wondering if it is possible to return an item discovered to have unexpected features. If it turns out that my laptop was shipped with Superfish, is that grounds to return it? And could I return a Lenovo laptop that didn’t have the problem based on the lack of trust? More »      

'Lenovo, Superfish put smut on my system' – class-action lawsuit

Should be open and shut (laptop) case A California woman has filed the first lawsuit against Lenovo and Superfish over the pair's adware debacle, claiming the "malware" injected smutty pictures into her web browser on her Yoga lapto...

Some Mac Apps Now Come with Bundled Crapware, So Hone Your BS Detector

There's an old belief that Macs don't have the same crapware/malware problem that Windows does. However, with the rise of Macs over the past few years, that's no longer true. Our friends at the How-To Geek explain how OS X crapware works, and how to avoid it. Read more...

Google Expands Its Safe Browsing Service To Warn More Users And Webmasters Of Malware

Earlier this week, Google announced that it has expanded its Safe Browsing service, which prevents users from going to known malware sites. Chrome, for example, now shows you a warning before you visit a site that harbors known malware (instead of just popping up a warning when you are about to download it). Show More Summary

The stuff that matters about Android malware PowerOffHijack

This is a powerful piece of malware that originated in China. Mobile Android PowerOffHijack malware virus avg

The Canadian Government is Spying on Your Emails (to the Government)

Unsurprisingly, Canadian spies want to know who is trying to attack the countrys computer networksand part of those efforts involve monitoring emails sent to Government of Canada email addresses for malware and suspicious links. But whats concerning is the breadth and scope of that surveillance. Show More Summary

How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

No matter how hard you work to ensure your private data stays safe, it’s impossible to account for every potential security threat, as most recently illustrated by Lenovo’s bizarre adware catastrophe. Thankfully, there are other technology...Show More Summary

Do I need Mac anti-virus software?

Malware is a real and present danger on the Mac. Is it time to install anti-virus software? It's a question we're getting asked with increasing frequency. As the Mac's popularity continues to grow and security stories makes headlines, both real and imagined, it's something more and more Mac owners start thinking about. Show More Summary

Chrome is adding extra security to stop you downloading malware

It doesn’t matter what devices you use, there is always that looming threat that someone will find an exploit to infect your computer with malware programmed to carry out their own nefarious deeds. That’s why Google is upping Chrome’s security game to make sure you don’t accidentally download any malware through your browser. Show More Summary

The Other Superfish-Like Malware You Should Check Your PC For

Last week, the internet erupted in anger after discovering Lenovo has been bundling Superfish, a horribly insecure piece of adware, on new machines. Superfish isn't the only program of its type out there, though. Here are a few others you should check your PC for. Read more...

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