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Security researchers discovered that Skype was being used to spread adware to unsuspecting victims, but Microsoft and Amazon are now working to disrupt this scheme by blocking domains and IPs.
ESET security researchers have issued a paper outlining a new variant of router malware, a worm that is stealing social media auth tokens to "like" pages without the user's consent.
A newly-discovered malware will attempt to self-destruct by deleting an essential system file, sending the computer into an endless reboot loop to avoid getting analyzed by security researchers.
It's no secret that there are apps in the Google Play store that have malicious intent and with Microsoft's new app porting tools, the company is making sure these apps don't make the jump too.
A new version of the famous ransomware Cryptolocker named TeslaCrypt has been released, and is out to target gamers. It holds game files hostage unless a payment in bitcoins is made.
From Microsoft's Rooms and Intel's Skylake, to Indian Denim, Windows 10 patches, HTTP/2, privacy intrusions and Sony's wonky smartglasses, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
A new Android malware has been discovered. The malicious software reportedly makes a device pretend that it is turned off and then spies on the user. It can also make outgoing calls and take pictures.
Lenovo has seemingly been caught pushing known adware to its users. Pre-installed on a number of Lenovo systems, the software inserts ads, and has the potential to steal private encrypted data.
Google has pulled numerous apps from its Play Store that had been directing users to install more software, which secretly collected their personal data and sent premium-rate text messages.
A new type of Facebook hoax is currently circulating on the website. People are tagged in an alleged video, which upon opening is a malware hosting website, that can infect a wide range of devices.
New leaked documents show how the NSA is able to use botnets, malware and even other countries' spy systems to gather data and spread their own programs to new targets.
Dell SecureWorks has discovered a new piece of malware dubbed "Skeleton Key" which allows would-be attackers to completely bypass Active Directory passwords and login to any account within a domain.
Malware is currently making the rounds over Steam chat, disguised as an innocent message coming with a link that when clicked, infects the receiver's computer, and steals gaming credentials.
With all the ruckus on "The Interview," cyber criminals took advantage of the moment as they have created an app claiming to download the movie. Instead, a Trojan is waiting to attack host devices.
Official websites of the Afghan government have been found to be infected with malicious software, and a US firm said they have linked it to China.
Viber called NOD32 "buggy software" for flagging Viber and encouragedits users to uninstall ESET's software. In response, ESET posted a log showing that Viber is spying on its users.
Hundreds of thousands of WordPress websites have been infected by malware coming from a premium plugin. This then turns these websites into a malware distribution system, upon every visit.
Although it may sound hilarious and far fetched, malware can use just about anything as a vehicle to your PC, especially when a USB charger is involved, as one executive and IT department discovered.
A highly evasive trojan named 'Citadel' is now attacking password managers. It can bypass most threat detection systems to access sensitive data without the user knowing making it highly dangerous.
A new piece of malware was discovered in the wild recently, one that targets Apple's OS X Macbook and iMacs and then spreads itself to the company's iPhones via USB connections.
A new report by cyber security firm Fire Eye says that malware may have been developed and deployed by the Russian government to collect intelligence and other sensitive information.
A piece of malware that is virtually unpatchable and infects USB memory sticks is now in the wild, with the very real potential of spreading rapidly and causing damage worldwide.
The malware used in the massive Target data breach last December, which affected more than 110 million people, has now hit customers from almost every single Home Depot store in the United States.
Malware has been found in several store-based systems over the last year. Apparently, UPS is the next company to face the issue of malware stealing customer data.
Adware posing as the official Evernote extension for Google Chrome has been discovered by the security firm Malwarebytes, fortunately the removal is extremely simple and straight forward.
The CryptoLocker ransomware has been cracked by the researchers at Fox-IT and FireEye, and a free decryption tool to decrypt the locked files has been made available to the public.
A variant of the Cryptolocker malware that encrypts all of your files and demands bitcoins to unencrypt them has been found in the wild, attacking Synology NAS devices running DSM version 4.3.
Symantec has found that a seemingly organized group of hackers, nicknamed Dragonfly, has been infiltrating energy providers by using trojans and phishing techniques. The group has yet to be caught.
Android chief Sundar Pichai said at Google's I/O conference that "less than half a percent of users ever run into malware issues" - but that still means that up to five million users are affected.
A study from McAfee labs has revealed that numerous clones of popular smartphone applications are helping the spread of malware and have become a major problem for users.
A security firm warns that low-cost Android handsets are being sold via sites such as Amazon with malware baked into their firmware, blocking security updates and sending user data to Chinese servers.
A loophole in Android's security can be easily exploited by malicious apps to use a device's camera to capture images and location data and upload them to a remote server without the user's knowledge.
New data released by Microsoft shows the malware infection rate for countries in 2013, based on data collected by Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender.
Earlier this month, Virus Shield, scammed over 10,000 people that downloaded the application. Google is now offering a refund and a $5 Google Play Store credit for the inconveneince.
To counter malware and rogue applications from being installed on users' Android based devices, Google has introduced on-device monitoring of applications and will be part of Play Services.
The $3.99 app "Virus Shield" by Deviant Solutions doesn't protect the user's privacy, scan for malware, speed up the user's phone or block ads. However it has 10,000 downloads and a 4.5 star rating.
Microsoft announced today that, according to a new study, businesses will spend $500 million in 2014 to deal with malware issues in pirated software, while individual consumers will spend $25 billion.
A new study claims that the number of Android apps in the Google Play store that contained malware went from 11,000 in 2011 to 42,000 in 2013, an increase of 388 percent.
The NHS website has been recently sending its users to a malware infected domain. This was due to an internal coding error that affected more than 800 NHS webpages, which are being currently fixed.
Google has banned two malware-ridden extensions from the Chrome Web Store following outrage from users for serving rogue advertisements under the pretext of sharing links to various sites.
Malware vendors have been buying up popular Chrome extensions in droves, leading to a surge in cases of adware and malware that are sent to every user of the extension.
Yahoo have confirmed that for four days of last week, the ads on its website were laced with malware. It is estimated that as many as two million European visitors could have been infected.
Many visitors to Yahoo got hit with malware this week that was delivered by the website's ad network. Yahoo has admitted to the issue and said those ads have been removed.
A new report claims that the National Security Agency has intercepted PCs from targeted individuals or groups and installed malware or even spy hardware inside the computers.
The former assistant director of the FBI's Operational Technology Division says this has been possible for years by using a malware delivery method which allows for a whole lot of snooping.
Microsoft has now officially opened its new Cybercrime Center complex in Redmond, Washington, which it says will be able to help combat global cyberthreats in real time.
A security firm claims to have discovered a new zero-day exploit in most versions of Internet Explorer and that the bug is currently being used in the wild by hackers.
Google recently announced through a blog post that they have implemented malware detection in Chrome, it's currently available in the "Canary" builds for users who want to test this functionality.
In a new version of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Microsoft revealed Windows XP, due to lose its support April 8th, has a malware infection rate nearly six times higher than Windows 8.