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2012-08-25 23:01:53

The computer security company, Galaxy Tech is announcing a new offer to help those looking for computer virus protection to save on their anti-virus solutions after officials released warnings on Friday about a new computer virus that poses as the FBI. Houston, TX. (PRWEB) August 25, 2012 After officials from both the Better Business Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service released warnings about a new virus that is impacting internet users across the country, the computer security company...

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2012-08-22 15:28:04

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The devil is often in the details, and sometimes those details can provide would-be sleuths with clues. This is certainly the case in the new mystery virus known as “Shamoon,” which was discovered by researchers at Symantec and McAfee last week. Also known as “Disttrack,” the virus is notable in that it contains the string “wiper” in the Windows file directory that its developers used when...

Keeping Your Car's Computer Safe From Viruses
2012-08-21 08:50:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A virus on a computer can be bad enough, possibly leading to hacked accounts and even broken hardware. A virus on your car´s computer however, could be downright dangerous. As our world progresses, so too does our desire to computerize everything, and our cars have become quite advanced. Staying one step ahead, the McAfee team at Intel Corp has been working away in a very unusual office for computer programmers and...

2012-08-18 23:03:25

Concerned consumers can walk in and get a test for the West Nile virus, with results in 48-72 hours. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 According to the CDC's West Nile virus update on August 14th, there have been 693 cases of the West Nile virus reported so far in 2012. This is the highest number of cases reported since it was first detected in the United States 13 years ago. Twenty-six of those resulted in death, and that number continues to rise. ANY LAB TEST NOW® offers a...

New Virus Attacks Energy Sector
2012-08-17 13:33:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At one time or another, most computer users have gotten that email that warns of a super virus that has the potential to overwrite the master boot record of a computer and delete the entire hard drive. This threat sounds so outrageous that it is hard to take it seriously. However, this week, reports of the “Shamoon” malware emerged and this one could be the real deal. Also known as “Disttrack,” it was...

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2012-08-15 15:20:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The West Nile Virus has hit the North Texas area with a brute force this year, sending Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to declare the area is facing a major emergency. So far, West Nile has killed 26 people nationwide, 14 of which were located in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With Rawlings´ proclamation, the areas are free to be sprayed to kill any infected...

Kaspersky Calls For Help With Gauss Malware
2012-08-15 05:39:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs has called for help from the world´s leading cryptographers to help break the encryption of what remains a still-mysterious and potentially devastating warhead delivered by the Gauss cyber-surveillance malware. On Tuesday the company reached out to essentially anyone who could help crack the code. “We are asking anyone interested in cryptology and mathematics to join us in...

2012-08-10 06:22:50

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThreatMetrix(TM), the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime prevention solutions, released today a report outlining code-level details on how new strains of malware penetrate the once-secure walls of Apple's OS X operating system. This malware trend, the most recent of which is known as "Crisis" or "OSX/Morcut-A," is judged to be significantly more sophisticated than past strains, and should serve as a warning to...

New Middle Eastern Virus discovered
2012-08-09 14:58:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new virus has been discovered in the Middle East which may share some roots with the US-built Flame malware which infected Iranian machines earlier this year. According to research firm Kaspersky labs, this new virus can be used to steal system information as well as bring networks to their knees underneath its massive weight. So far, the virus has been found on as many as 2,500 machines, most of which reside in Lebanon....

2012-08-08 02:31:37

CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GFI Software(TM) today released its VIPRE(® )Report for July 2012, a collection of the 10 most prevalent threat detections encountered last month. In July, GFI threat researchers observed a number of malware attacks targeting mobile users, including fake applications exploiting consumers' interest in the official app for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games as well as mobile Web browsers such as Firefox® and Opera Mini(TM). (Logo:...