May 21st, 2011 |
Mac users are targeted recently with a malware that would first pose as a legit antivirus warning and would trick the user into installing software. This malware has been infecting Windows machines for years but this would be the first time that a malware of this kind has been written specifically for the Mac. The malware is called Mac Defender, which is fake antivirus software designed to scare people into thinking that their computer has malware and they need a software to disinfect it
May 17th, 2011 |
A couple of Android apps were once again spotted by Google that contain malware in them.
May 15th, 2011 |
Adobe has just released a new version of their Flash Player which aims to address several security concerns. One of the main concern it addresses is the usually hard to delete Flash cookies from a browser using the browser’s privacy settings.
May 11th, 2011 |
Facebook announced that it has plugged a hole in their application that provided advertisers and other third parties access to a users account. This is made possible by tokens which serve as spare keys and can be used even if the user is offline. This issue was first discovered by Symantec who immediately informed Facebook about it
May 10th, 2011 |
Google Chrome has a reputation of being the most secure browser in the world today. This title was given to it after it emerged unscathed at the last three Pwn2Own competitions where hackers were given a chance to exploit its weaknesses to no success.
May 9th, 2011 |
May 5, Apple announced that it deployed an update to its iOS that will decrease the data kept in the location cache on iPads and iPhones. The update will also eliminate the backup of the data when the device is synced with iTunes. Once the user has the new iOS version, turning off the location services on iOS devices will delete the cache
May 6th, 2011 |
One of the popular online passwords storing service, LastPass, announced that they have detected an anomaly in their data traffic from their data center and are suspecting this to be the work of hackers.
April 24th, 2011 |
Now, managing and distinguishing your e-mail according to their importance have become much easier. Have you ever deleted an e-mail automatically emptying your junk e-mails? Nearly everyone would say “Yes”.