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Researchers demonstrate stealth firmware worm for Macs

Remember when Macs were touted as virtually inmune to viruses? More than a testament to the platform's security, there was a time Apple was such a small player in terms of market share that the devious minds that created this…

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is now available for Mac

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is one of the first programs that many (myself included) reach for when cleaning up an infected PC. The application was first released in 2008 and since then it’s been available exclusively for systems running Windows and only…

Mysterious MiniDuke malware takes aim at governments worldwide

Government agencies and high profile institutions from at least 20 countries may have fallen victim to a sophisticated new cyber-attack, according to security firm Kaspersky and Hungary's Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS). Dubbed MiniDuke, the attack in question…

McAfee says malware is getting more sophisticated

McAfee’s fourth quarter 2012 threats report highlights the fact that malware attacks are not only growing in frequency but sophistication. The security firm said the number of trojans built to steal passwords was up 72 percent during the last three…

Android continues to be a key target for mobile malware

A new report from web security provider Blue Coat Systems reveals that Google’s Android platform is quickly becoming a key target for mobile cyber attacks. These cyber criminals are fine-tuning their abilities to compromise the OS’ wide range of flavors,…

Microsoft and Symantec kill Bamital search hijacking botnet

In partnership with Symantec, Microsoft has disrupted yet another botnet, marking its sixth takedown in the three years since starting Project MARS (Microsoft Active Response for Security). Called "Bamital," the malware network has evolved into several variations since Symantec began…