Relive your shittiest computing experiences decade by decade.
The 80s and 90s were a different time, especially when it comes to computer viruses. It’s pretty cool to look back now, when we’re safe from being infected by these old-school nefarious programs. Read more...
Cause is still unknown, but the chief theory is it's the work of a whitehat hacker.
Archive.org gave us access to scores of classic console titles to play in our browsers when they opened Console Living Room. Now they’re showcasing a different kind of retro software: malware. Their brand […]
The early internet was truly a technological frontier, ripe with amazing ideas, and honestly, equally amazing malware. Now, pesky code that use to attack your plastic, beige internet box is now safely stored in The Malware Museum. Best part? Admission is free. Read more...
Google is to start warning users when a “download” button on a website might be a malware trick. Let’s hope it means less work for those of us who act as IT support, for work, friends or family. Bogus download buttons will be particularly...Show More Summary
Malware may be the scourge of the Internet era, but it may be useful to have record of how it evolved — or perhaps you would simply like to reminisce about the good ol’ days of MS-DOS viruses. For this, there’s the Malware Museum. Courtesy of online security guru Mikko Hypponen, the Malware Museum is […]
MS-DOS viruses were so much cooler than the ones we see now and you can finally re-live what it was like to lose everything in the 90’s all over again. The Malware Collection is a set of interesting viruses that affected MS-DOS in the 1990’s that you can actually use in your browser. Show More Summary
Starting Wednesday, Google will block websites that serve up deceptive download buttons or fake embedded ads alerting users to malware. As of this week, Google is taking aim at websites that host fake download buttons or pop-ups warning of nonexistent malware on your computer. Show More Summary
You know that fun game you play every time you wander over to Download.com and try to download an app? The game where you have to find the right download button in a sea of buttons or risk infecting your computer with malware until the end of time? Well, it’s game over man. Read more...
Allot Communications Ltd., a leading global provider of security and monetization solutions, and Kaspersky Lab … The post Who Suffers Highest Malware Risk? Mobile Business Users, According to Allot MobileTrends Report appeared first on Mobile Marketing Watch.
Be extra careful the next time you visit a suspicious-looking eBay store page. According to Help Net Security, researchers from the Check Point security firm have discovered a vulnerability in the eBay platform that allows criminals to distribute malware by bypassing the site's code validation process and control the code themselves. Show More Summary
Remember Thunderstrike 2? Last summer, Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson unveiled a serious zero-day vulnerability in OS X letting malware creators completely brick your Mac without any way to reset it to its factory status. And it looks like Apple didn’t just fix the vulnerability — it has also hired the team behind this exploit to work on security. Read More
The e-commerce giant confirmed it would not fix the flaw, which could allow an attacker to remotely run code in a user's browser.
When you’re looking for viruses on your computer, the typical scanner pores over your hard drive for malicious files, programs or bits of code, examining each item to make sure there’s nothing out of the ordinary. But what about malware...Show More Summary
“I’d tell you, but I’d have to kill you.” This is what I shout at the TV (or the Youtube window) whenever I see a surveillance boss explain why none of his methods, or his mission, can be subjected to scrutiny. I write about surveillance,...Show More Summary
Dozens of infected games made their way into the Google Play store by hiding malware within image files.
Don't look now, but a nasty new malware is going around, and it could be manifesting itself inside one of the many games you've probably downloaded from Google Play. The malware was found by Dr Web's research team.