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Computer Viruses

Cyber-Ransom and Online Extortion - 5 Ways You Could Fall Victim

Michael Gregg | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.

Heartbleed: Just Another Technobug Bump in the Road

Brandi Andres | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Brandi Andres

The difficult-to-notice vulnerability of Heartbleed had been there for years before the greater threat was announced to the general public. Now that everyone knows it exists, companies are scrambling to fix it.

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! - Combating Internet Threats

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Gary M. Kaye

It's a jungle out there on the Internet. Every day you go out to visit websites, check on your checking account, shop on eBay, Google the news, and every day there are predators waiting to pounce on your passwords, abscond with your accounts and infiltrate your identity.

Oracle Issues Java Fix, But Is Still In Hot Water

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the U.S. Department of ...

Massive Bank Cyber Attack Threat Deemed Credible In New Report

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Money

A potential cyber attack against 30 U.S. banks known as Project Blitzkrieg has been deemed a credible threat by a report released from the security so...

The New Cyber Wars: Out of the Flame and Into the Fire

Erel Margalit | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Erel Margalit

If WWI was sparked by the "shot heard round the world," and the Nazi war machine rumbling into Poland ignited WWII, the start of the next global conflagration will likely be as quiet as a click of a mouse.

A Brand-New Laptop Infected With A Virus Before You've Even Turned It On

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A customer in Shenzhen, China, took a new laptop out of its box and booted it up for the first time. But as the screen lit up, the...

Don't Remind Me Later

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

Hackers are literally creating and launching new viruses every day. That means that these invaluable updates are needed frequently.

Citi Tells Customers Of Hacking Three Weeks Later

Wall Street Journal | Randall Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

Citigroup Inc. waited as long as three weeks to notify credit-card customers of a hacking attack because it was conducting an investigation and produc...

Apple Users Targeted By 'Mac Defender' Malware

Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology

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The FBI Issues Holiday Warning About Smishing, Vishing and Other Scams by Cyber-Criminals

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

It's not just the holiday season for shoppers -- cyber-criminals look forward to this period of increased retail activity as a way to steal our money and personal information.

Why Is Child Pornography on Your PC?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

If law enforcement happens to be chatting with a person who is using your Internet connection to trade lurid child porn, then someone may eventually knock on your door at 3AM with a battering ram.

Conficker Cabal: Computer Experts Unite to Hunt Worm

New York Times | JOHN MARKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

An extraordinary behind-the-scenes struggle is taking place between computer security groups around the world and the brazen author of a malicious sof...

Internet Fraud as a Market Failure

Charles Perrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles Perrow

If fraud expands faster than financial transactions on the internet, we might find there is a market for safe software.

New Virus Attacks Facebook Friends

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

A malicious virus appears to have cracked the Facebook privacy firewalls and is sending thousands personal messages suggesting they are appearing in a YouTube video.

NASA: Computer Virus On The International Space Station

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A computer virus is alive and well on the International Space Station (ISS). Nasa has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected...

The Writers Workbench: Anti-Spyware

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert J. Elisberg

In terms of computer security, most of the major programs are major for very good reasons. But in malware protection, one shouldn't assume a Recognizable Name is better just because it's recognizable.

Kiddie Porn Put On Computer By Virus, Charges Dropped Against Michael Fiola

Fox News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Computer malware may have cost a former Massachusetts civil servant his job, his friends, his health insurance, his pension -- and nearly his freedom...

Some Viruses Come Pre-Installed

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From iPods to navigation systems, some of today's hottest gadgets are landing on store shelves with some unwanted extras from the factory _ pre-instal...

Microsoft Helps Nab $900M Piracy Ring

AP | JESSICA MINTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SEATTLE — Near-perfect knockoffs of 21 different Microsoft programs began surfacing around the world just over a decade ago. Soon, PCs in more ...