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‘disregard for user privacy’

Google just banned our new Android app before it even launched
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/07/14

an overview of threats

Internet predators
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/06/14

‘junk-filled installer’ (again)

The Safe Mac » Boycott CNET’s Download.com

Related (from 2011):
dailywebthing linkport: ‘gauntlet of crapware’

Posted by joe.jenett on 10/31/13

'using Facebook to spread'

Malicious Chrome extensions: a cat and mouse game
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/02/13

'not a guarantee'

ScanURL.net (About)

Check website or URL/link safety: reports of phishing, hosting malware and viruses, or poor reputation.

[Chainsaw on a Tire Swing]

Posted by joe.jenett on 05/16/12

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.

[Macworld (heavy advertising)]

See dwt: OS X security advisory for more background information.

Posted by joe.jenett on 04/24/12

'growing number of attacks'

10 Simple Tips for Boosting The Security Of Your Mac
Posted by joe.jenett on 04/12/12

QR code-related security risks

Hacker says 'Don't scan that QR code!'
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/14/11

'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.

Posted by joe.jenett on 05/25/11

'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.
Posted by joe.jenett on 08/11/10

'sophisticated ways'

Online thieves step up bank raids
Posted by joe.jenett on 09/29/09

'surveillance solutions'

UAE Blackberry update was spyware
Posted by joe.jenett on 07/21/09

'new type of fraud'

Parking ticket leads to a virus
Posted by joe.jenett on 02/06/09

'fallback strategy'

Massive botnet returns from the dead, starts spamming
Posted by joe.jenett on 11/27/08

beware of IE7 promo

Today's Other Malware Threat: IE7.0.exe
Posted by joe.jenett on 03/30/07


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