Latest Computer virus Stories

Cyberthieves Targeting Smartphones
2012-09-10 05:09:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mobile phones and tablet computers are increasingly becoming targets of thieves and cybercriminals using viruses or other types of malware, security experts revealed in a series of reports released last week. According to BBC News reports published Friday, mobile security development firm Lookout revealed that the percentage of mobile-platform malware programs designed to steal money increased from 29% to 62% over the past nine...

2012-08-31 21:49:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At the beginning of this week, the world´s largest oil company had announced all of their systems were back online following a cyber attack which occurred several days prior. Now, a second energy company has found a virus in their computer network, further raising concern about cyber security, especially in the energy sector. According to Reuters, RasGas, the world´s second largest liquified natural gas exporter,...

Peacocks Inspire Virtual World
2012-08-30 04:46:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Michigan State University are creating digital peacocks to explore what would happen if computer viruses had to find mates in order to reproduce. The team wrote in the journal Evolution about how they created a digital world called Avida to see how mate attraction played out through computer programs. “This is actually a big question that still generates a lot of debate,” said Chris Chandler, MSU...

2012-08-28 20:28:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s alive! Well, not quite, but UT Dallas computer scientists have created a new software that helps develop defense against new kinds of attacks, and in essence it is a monster of sorts. The UT Dallas team, headed by Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science, created software that can cloak itself as it steals and reconfigures information in a computer program. But Hamlen and doctoral student Vishwath Mohan...

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...

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...

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