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Be careful, that PDF might be a Mac Trojan

 

Well, hello Mac users! The 1 billion Windows users of the world welcome you to the wonderful world of malware. F-Secure has identified a new one, and like Mac Defender, this piece of nastiness borrows from malware already released for Windows.

Be careful, that PDF might be a Mac Trojan

SeekDroid Free at Amazon today only.

Are you worried about your Android phone or tablet being stolen or left behind and someone having access to your personal information? This app will let you help you find it, remotely lock it, remotely wip it and see recent missed calls since it went missing.

I have not tried it yet, and I intend to in the coming weeks. Other apps out there require a on going fee. This is normally a 99 cent app and is free today only.

Amazon.com РSeekDroid 

 

Google cuts security corners to gain market share

 

It has been obvious for some time that Google’s app standards for Android are lenient to say the least. That’s why Android is the favored platform for mobile malware. But it turns out that Chrome extensions are a huge, and similar problem that I’m beginning to really worry about.

Google cuts security corners to gain market share

Symantec Warns: BlackHole toolkit is spreading like wildfire (Trojan.Carberp)

Norton stopped this 2 times today and I have not been online much. So please becareful and be sure to keep your software up to date.  The easisest way is to install Secunia PSI and let it find the vulnerable software and use the auto update feature. http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/download_psi/

Symantec has cautioned about the BlackHole toolkit, which has a powerful set of exploits and is spreading like wildfire. In a release issued on Monday, Symantec said that at present, it is the most prevalent exploit toolkit in the wild and can easily be compared with the likes of Neosploit and Phoenix in terms of the number of affected users.

Symantec Warns: BlackHole toolkit is spreading like wildfire (Trojan.Carberp)

Get AVAST Internet Security Suite for free for a limited time.

Please be sure to read DealNews instructions as the link off of DealNews is not english.

http://dealnews.com/avast-Internet-Security-6-for-PC-downloads-for-free/481684.html

Microsoft clarifies MBR rootkit removal advice – Computerworld

 

By Gregg Keizer
June 30, 2011 02:07 PM ET

Computerworld – Microsoft yesterday clarified the advice it gave users whose Windows PCs are infected with a new, sophisticated rootkit that buries itself on the hard drive’s boot sector.

Microsoft clarifies MBR rootkit removal advice – Computerworld

Microsoft: Rootkit infection requires Windows reinstall

By: Ron
Microsoft announced today that a new root-kit causes so much havoc by bury’s itself deep into the computer’s boot sector, that infected users will be forced to perform a re-install of the operating system to fix the problem.
http://www.winbeta.org/?q=news/microsoft-rootkit-infection-requires-windows-reinstall

10 Mac Security Tips | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

 

When it comes to security, few agencies spend more time preparing against cyber attacks than the National Security Agency. It turns out that when the agency isn’t prepping for cyberterrorism with programs like Perfect Citizen, it’s publishing some guides for securing your personal desktop.

10 Mac Security Tips | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

New MacDefender Defeats Apple Security Update | WinBeta

 

By BogenDorpher
June 01, 2011 – 03:11pm

Last week, Apple planned on issuing a software update to address issues of a fake security software, called MacDefender, that attempts to convince users to pay $80 to remove malware that doesnt even exist on the user’s computer.

New MacDefender Defeats Apple Security Update | WinBeta

Five things you need to know about Mac security | Security News – Betanews

 

By Joe Wilcox | Published May 26, 2011, 11:58 AM

The Mac Defender outbreak has stirred much debate about the state of Mac security and whether or not a malware deluge is headed for Apple computers. However, the nuances of the problem, if there really is one long term, are more complex than the majority of blog posts or news reports indicate. It’s wrong to wholly, or even largely, assume that increasing Mac install base is reason for Mac Defender and other malware to follow.

Five things you need to know about Mac security | Security News – Betanews