New malicious software asks victims for cash to remove false threats.
After building up a reputation for never crashing and warding off viruses Apple Macs are currently seeing a rise in infections due to a new scareware program. The application is known as ‘Mac Defender’ and users have been downloading it believing that it is a virus protection program.
In reality MacDefender causes a lot of pop ups to appear and then requests money in … - Read More >
So, before I got sidetracked with a piece about links, I did a brief blog about viruses and malware – well now is the conclusion of that piece. Ready? Good.… - Read More >
Well, now you’re sufficiently weirded out, we shall have a two-parter special, looking at the most common types of viruses to affect computers, their history and the real reasons that these flippin things exist.
So what is a virus? Well, it is commonly seen as an umbrella term that can be applied to a list of different types of malicious software (malware), such as Trojan horses, keyloggers and worms.… - Read More >