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  • 12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today

    The tech world has always been long on power and short on thinking about the ramifications of this power. If it can be built, there will always be someone who will build it without contemplating a safer, saner way of doing so, let alone whether the technology should even be built in the first place. The software gets written. Who cares where and how it's used? That's a task for somebody in some corner office.

  • Fake Android anti-virus app taken down

    Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.

  • Infamous Zotob virus author 'Diabl0' arrested in Thailand on phishing charges

    On-the-run hacker Farid Essebar, best known for writing the 2005 Zotob worm using the handle ?Diabl0?, has been arrested by police in Thailand on new charges connected to phishing Swiss online banking sites.

  • Can anti-virus technology morph into breach detection systems?

    Anti-virus software is still often considered a "checkbox" item for enterprise deployments, especially on Microsoft Windows, but over the decades, anti-virus software changed to do far more than just signature-based virus blocking.

  • Wi-Fi 'virus' could be used to attack wireless access points, researchers discover

    Dense concentrations of Wi-Fi access points and routers in large cities could be attacked by malware able to spread silently from node to node, researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown for the first time.

  • Marussia Formula 1 team's race testing disrupted by Trojan malware

    The Marussia Formula 1 racing team has admitted losing an entire day?s race testing in Bahrain last week after the computer systems used for in-car telemetry were disrupted by Trojan malware.

  • Bitcoins, other digital currencies stolen in massive 'Pony' botnet attack

    Cybercriminals have infected the computers of digital currency holders, using a virus known as "Pony" to make off with account credentials, bitcoins and other digital currencies in one of the largest attacks on the technology, security services firm Trustwave said.

  • Cryptolocker scrambles US law firm's entire cache of legal files

    A small US law firm has bravely admitted losing its entire cache of legal documents to the Cryptolocker Trojan despite attempting to pay the $300 (£180) ransom in a bid to have them unscrambled.

  • 11 sure signs you've been hacked

    In today's threatscape, antivirus software provides little piece of mind. In fact, antimalware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. After all, malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. Swap a few bytes around, and a previously recognized malware program becomes unrecognizable.

  • Hackers use a trick to deliver Zeus banking malware

    Hackers found a new way to slip past security software and deliver Zeus, a long-known malicious software program that steals online banking details.

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