‘junk-filled installer’ (again)The Safe Mac » Boycott CNET’s Download.com
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dailywebthing linkport: ‘gauntlet of crapware’
'using Facebook to spread'Malicious Chrome extensions: a cat and mouse game
'not a guarantee'ScanURL.net (About)
Check website or URL/link safety: reports of phishing, hosting malware and viruses, or poor reputation.
standalone tool (OS X Lion)Flashback malware removal tool
contains the same malware removal tool as Java for OS X 2012-003...
This update is recommended for all OS X Lion users without Java installed.
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See dwt: OS X security advisory for more background information.
'growing number of attacks'10 Simple Tips for Boosting The Security Of Your Mac
not-so-safe browsingGoogle Safe Browsing diagnostic page for www.google.com
'gauntlet of crapware'Download.com Bundling Toolbars, Trojans?
QR code-related security risksHacker says 'Don't scan that QR code!'
'In the meantime...'How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware
Note: Though somewhat incomplete on the 'how to avoid' side, this information (provided by Apple) may be helpful in identifying and/or removing the malware from your system if you've downloaded it.
'creepy' indeedSteve Jobs Is Watching You: Apple Seeking to Patent Spyware
'sophisticated and dangerous'New trojan virus Zeus v3 empties online bank accounts
How to protect yourself from trojans when banking online
- Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date.
- Keep firewalls set to the highest level.
- Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don't know.
- Never double-click on an e-mail attachment that ends in .exe. It is an 'executable' file and can do what it likes in your system.
- If you think your machine has already been infected, contact your bank immediately. If the bank thinks you are a genuine victim of fraud it will reimburse you.
don't trust the bunnyEnergizer DUO USB battery charger software allows unauthorized remote system access
'sophisticated ways'Online thieves step up bank raids
'surveillance solutions'UAE Blackberry update was spyware
'notorious rogue'FTC Shuts Down Notorious Rogue Internet Service Provider, 3FN Service Specializes in Hosting Spam-Spewing Botnets, Phishing Web sites, Child Pornography, and Other Illegal, Malicious Web Content
Related: US cuts off 'criminal' net firm
'fallback strategy'Massive botnet returns from the dead, starts spamming
beware of IE7 promoToday's Other Malware Threat: IE7.0.exe
AORTAL - the anti-portal,
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