Latest Botnet Stories
Computer security experts at McAfee Labs are reporting a surge of malware on Google’s Android mobile operating system and are advising that PC users should be watching their desktops and laptops more closely than ever for malware and trojans.
The number of cyber attacks jumped 81% in 2011, with mobile platforms like Google’s Android operating system increasingly being targeted, according to an annual “Internet Security Threat Report” released on Monday by security software vendor Symantec.
Mac users who haven’t already installed the recent system updates should take this story as a very stern reminder that they are still at high risk of contracting malware on their machines.
Dr. Web, the Russian security firm that first discovered the Flashback Botnet affecting thousands of Macs, says Apple’s attempts aren’t yet working.
Computer security agency Securelist has discovered yet another trojan targeting Macs. Like the Flashback Trojan that made headlines last week, the new malware is also spread through Java exploits.
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