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Guy Calls Shameless Internet Scammers Pretending to be an Elderly Person

We’re all aware of those fake virus webpages that say “your computer is at risk”. Sometimes you get a big pop-up pretending to be some anti-virus, telling you that you’ve got millions of viruses on your…

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µTorrent Could Literally Blow Up Your PC!

According to Motherboard, a package has been discovered that is linked to the popular Torrent download client µTorrent, that seemingly could destroy your computer. Not with a virus, but physically destroy it. This package, an app called ‘Epic Scale’,…

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McAfee Anti-Virus for Your Watch? Intel Thinks So

Now I’m sure that everyone reading eTeknix is very familiar with the need to be protected. You’ve all got the right anti-virus software on your machines, all properly configured. Those of you who have Android phones…

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Google Chrome Adds Bold Malware Warnings

In an effort to reduce malware infections through its browser, Google has added pop-up warnings to Chrome that warns users that the site they are trying to visit “might attempt to trick you into installing programs…

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US Law Enforcement Offer $3M Reward for Gameover ZeuS Botnet Suspect

The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program is offering a $3 million reward for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, the man…

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Same Tech Used in Lenovo Superfish Software found in Twelve Other Apps

The SSL-busting technology recently discovered to be pre-installed on Lenovo laptops has been found as part of another 12 pieces of software, including Trojan malware. The HTTPS-bypassing code, developed by Israeli company Komodia, was a part…

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Want to Know if Superfish is on Your PC?

Superfish, the adware that Lenovo was found to be installing on consumer PCs, has the potential to wreak havoc on your computer. While it can simply plaster webpages with unwanted ads, it’s also capable of spying…

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Superfish Admits to Certificate Installation, Didn’t Realise Security Flaw

The CEO of Superfish, the company behind the software of the same name that has been central to a recent scandal surrounding Lenovo, has admitted to his company intentionally installing the root certificate authority as part of the…

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Lenovo Releases Automatic Tool to Remove Superfish

Lenovo, the company embroiled in controversy over the Superfish adware preinstalled on a number of their PCs, has released a special removal tool to automatically rid their products of the software. The company initially appeared slow…

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Microsoft Updates Windows Defender to Remove Superfish

Microsoft has emerged as the hero within this whole Superfish/Lenovo story, as the company has updated its anti-virus software to detect and remove the offending program. Windows Defender, which is preinstalled on Windows 8, and Microsoft…

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Trojan Posing as Infamous Movie The Interview Attacks Android Phones

Malware, under the guise of notorious Seth Rogen comedy The Interview, has been attacking Android smartphones in India. The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) first detected the Trojan, proliferated via a link offering a…

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Lenovo: “We’re Sorry. We Messed Up.”

Lenovo, the PC manufacturer embroiled in controversy over the installation of ‘Superfish’ adware on new PCs, has issued something of an informal apology on its US Twitter page. We’re sorry. We messed up. We’re owning it.…

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Android Malware Fakes Power-off to Spy on You

The security company AVG has discovered a particular devious little piece of malware in the Android ecosystem, one that seemingly can spy on you while your phone is turned off. The malware digs into your phone…

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Lenovo Caught Installing Dangerous Adware on New PCs

Lenovo has been caught installing adware on new PCs. The software is called Superfish and on the face of it, the software appears to be your standard annoying adware with third-party ads plastered on various websites.…

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Jamie Oliver’s Website Hacked and Used as Malware Distributor

The website of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, which has an average of 10 million visitors per month, has been hacked. The hackers inserted a string of code that redirects visitors to a WordPress site that uses…

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New iPhone Malware is Stealing User Data

Internet security company Trend Micro has discovered a new malware that infects iPhones running iOS 7 or iOS 8, known as XAgent. Though the method of infection is yet to be uncovered, it is thought be…

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Three Android Apps Pulled From Google Play Over Adware Concern

Three Android app have been deleted from the Google Play store after being flagged as adware by security outfit Avast. One of the apps, a card game called Durak, had over 5 million downloads before it…

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Facebook Falling Prey to Porn-Based Malware

‘Don’t click on Facebook porn links’ is, generally, a good rule to live by, but it is doubly true right now: porn-based malware is spreading across the social network, infecting over 110,000 in just two days.…

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Zero-Day Vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player Reported

An independent security researcher, known as Kafeine, has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player, a week after Adobe issued a patch to fix nine vulnerabilities within the multimedia software. Kafeine warns that the zero-day flaw…

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Lizard Squad Hacked Home Routers to DDoS Attack Xbox Live and PSN

Brian Krebs, an online security blogger, has found how hacker group Lizard Squad managed to amass the trafficking power to take down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network over Christmas, and the answer lies very close to…

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SoakSoak Malware Compromises Over 100,000 WordPress Sites

Security provider Sucuri has discovered a new form of malware that has infected over 100,000 WordPress sites. The Malware, dubbed ‘SoakSoak’, has resulted in 11,000 sites being blacklisted by Google for security reasons. Websites infected with…

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Sony Hack Malware Was Written in Korean

In the seemingly never-ending story of the Sony Pictures hack, The Verge reports on the news that research by AlienLabs has revealed that the software used in the attack was written in Korean. Jaime Blasco of AlienLabs…

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UK and US Said to be Behind ‘Regin’ Malware

Yesterday we reported on Regin, a new piece of malware, said to be one of “the most sophisticated” pieces of malicious software ever seen. Well today, experts have come out to suggest that the software may have…

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Symantec Uncovers Tricky ‘Regin’ Malware

Anti-Virus company Symantec has identified a heavy malware threat named ‘Regin’. It’s said by PC World that this nasty piece of work was likely developed by a nation state and used by these criminals to spy…

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e-Cigarettes Can Give You… Malware?

Be careful plugging your e-cigarette into your computer’s USB port to charge: that USB adapter included with your healthy smoking alternative may not have been for your convenience. New reports suggest that certain brands of e-cigs…

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Up to 4.5 million Americans Hit by Android Malware

The New York Times has an interesting article concerning the spread of Android malware. They say that mobile security company, Lookout, has reported that Android malware has “hit between four million and 4.5 million Americans since January of…

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New Botnet Composed out of Mac Systems Discovered

The times where Mac users were relatively safe from malicious attacks is long gone. As we all know, no system is secure and everything can be broken, it’s just a matter it being worth the effort. With…