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Sophisticated Viruses Update Each Other
2013-07-01 13:26:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft has finally discovered what makes a pair of PC viruses so difficult to get rid of. According to Hyon Choi of Microsoft's Malware Protection Center, the viruses known as Vobfus and Beebone work in concert with each other to not only download newer variants of one another but also avoid most antivirus software. While some software is able to find and destroy one variant of one of the viruses, the second can automatically...

2013-04-10 23:18:47

The California-based firm, Fixnow has served thousands of clients since its establishment in the year 2000. The remotely supervised computer repair service offered by the technicians is now admired throughout the industry for its effectiveness. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 11, 2013 FixNow, a leading computer repair and tech support service, has announced their new virus removal services that get rids of a virus in a matter of few minutes. Company´s remote tech support tool installed in PC...

Apple Flashback Virus Weakening
2012-04-13 04:08:48

Kaspersky Lab has found that the Flashback Trojan is weakening, infecting as many as 270,000 Apple computers around the world. The lab said that the trojan's peak infection numbers were 670,000, making the incident the largest confirmed Mac malware outbreak ever recorded. Kaspersky estimates that about 300,000 of the infections were in the U.S., 94,000 in Canada, 47,000 in the U.K. and about 42,000 in Australia. It said that it had seen an encouraging decline in the number of active...

2011-05-12 05:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A universal law enforcement axiom states that criminals prefer to trespass through vulnerable open or unlocked doors or windows. In the IT and software industries, the same rule prevails. Approximately nine in 10 cyber attacks exploit known computer security flaws. Criminals using malicious software prefer the easy path: attacking client-side software that is vulnerable because software patch management is out of date, often by months and even...

2011-01-26 08:45:00

A team of cybersecurity experts were able to prevent the Conficker computer worm from activating, but the malware program remains on millions of computers worldwide, according to a document released on Monday. The Conficker Working Group (CWG), a task force featuring representatives from AOL, Facebook, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, VeriSign, and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), was forced in late 2008 to combat the self-replicating virus. The Conficker worm allowed...

2010-11-10 09:38:00

MEDINA, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Antivirus and security firm Thirtyseven4, LLC cautions that despite two-year-old, readily available virus definitions for I-Worm.Kido (Conficker), Conficker remains a serious threat to school systems across the United States. First detected back in November 2008, Conficker (an Internet Worm targeting PCs) has infected millions of computers worldwide and is still running rampant. According to data collected by Thirtyseven4, it is estimated...

2010-08-26 07:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has discovered that in 2010, 25 percent of new worms have been specifically designed to spread through USB storage devices connected to computers. These types of threats can copy themselves to any device capable of storing information such as cell phones, external hard drives, DVDs, flash memories and MP3/4 players. The data from Panda Security's Second International SMB Security Barometer...

2010-07-28 13:00:00

A 23-year-old computer hacker known as Iserdo has been arrested in Slovenia. The hacker is believed to have written the program behind the Mariposa virus, which is also known as the "butterfly." The botnet was dismantled earlier this year after infecting 12.7 million computers. The virus was designed to steal personal financial details and was also found in the PCs of banks and major companies. Officials from around the world have been trying to capture the criminals behind the massive...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.