News tagged with malicious users

First clinical study of computer security

Installing computer security software, updating applications regularly and making sure not to open emails from unknown senders are just a few examples of ways to reduce the risk of infection by malicious ...

Dec 16, 2013
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Google maps malicious websites

Google expanded its Transparency Report on Tuesday to include maps of spots around the world where hackers are laying traps or baiting Internet users.

Jun 25, 2013
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Hacker 'botnet' hijacked online searches

Software titan Microsoft and computer security giant Symantec said Thursday that they smashed a hacker-infected computer network that was hijacking Internet searches.

Feb 07, 2013
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New computer virus targets Venezuelans after vote

(AP)—A newly detected computer virus aims to steal Venezuelans' online credentials using a link that purports to reveal information about the country's recent presidential election, the digital security company Kaspersky ...

Oct 12, 2012
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US orders $163 mn fine for 'scareware'

A US federal court has ordered a $163 million fine against the operators of a "scareware" scheme which tricked computer users into thinking they were infected, and then sold them a "fix," officials said Tuesday.

Oct 02, 2012
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Internet Explorer users are warned against Poison Ivy

(Phys.org)—More than a few Internet Explorer users stand vulnerable to fresh attacks of Poison Ivy. In the latest headline in the "Internet Explorer has a flaw" saga, a security hole in Internet Explorer ...

Sep 18, 2012 report
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Perfecting email security

Millions of us send billions of emails back and forth each day without much concern for their security. On the whole, security is not a primary concern for most day-to-day emails, but some emails do contain personal, proprietary ...

Sep 10, 2012
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Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ...

Jul 05, 2012
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Firm warns of hacker threat to mobile gadgets

Cyber security veterans behind startup CrowdStrike will demonstrate at the RSA conference on Wednesday that the types of attacks used against computers are heading for smartphones.

Feb 29, 2012
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