Tagged With malware

2

Rather than doing harm, new malware Linux.Wifatch has actually infected and upgraded the security in 10,000+ routers. It even prompts users to update weak passwords. But is it totally above board or is there more going on?

0

It's not only digital criminals who like to secretly infect people's computers with invasive malware. In fact, the FBI likes malware so much, it created its own special brand. We don't know much about it, but now that the US Department of Justice is pushing for policy changes that will allow the FBI to install spyware on citizens' computers even more easily, it's time to take a closer look.

10

Usually when you here "sex" and "Trojan" in the same sentence, it means someone's being safe. Not so much in the most recent jack-off site hijacking: People checking out RedTube, one of the most popular porn sites, are in danger of identity theft. Hackers have infected the site's source code to redirect to malware used to steal personal information.

0

In potentially the largest bank heist on record, an Eastern European hacker ring is stealing an estimated $US1 billion from banks by infecting computers with malware and siphoning money. But how the hackers infiltrated these banks speaks to a much bigger problem: The current security standards (or lack thereof) at major financial institutions are so bad, it only takes opening a malware-riddled attachment to jumpstart an international, billion-dollar theft.

1

Here are some sordid scenarios. Your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder. Your former husband is secretly listening to and recording your late-night Skype sessions with your new boyfriend. Some random slippery-dick is jacking off to the naked photos in your private photo library. For millions of people, it's not hypothetical.

2

Don't click any porn links on Facebook. Just don't. It's a good rule of thumb, but there's an extra good reason right now. There's a troubling type of porn-based malware that's apparently infected over 110,000 Facebook users in two days. And you could get the same Click Transmitted Disease.