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You've got to admire Google's honesty. Right now, the company's own safe browsing tool is flagging "google.com" as partially dangerous. Does that mean your computer is doomed if you need to Google search for "funny cat videos"? Likely no, Google — like lots of websites — is just unsafe when in the wrong hands.

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Most of Australia's major banks are being targeted by some potentially catastrophic malware on customers' Android smartphones. Android/Spy.Agent.SI, as it's been named, locks users' phones when they open a banking app, redirecting them to a phishing server masquerading as the bank's official site.

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If you're a computer professional, or even just the girl or guy that sits in front of a screen all day, then ransomware is one of the most annoying developments in your life over the last four or five years. Malware like CryptoLocker and CryptoWall can lock you out of your computer and its files entirely, until you pay up — and it's hard to combat. Malwarebytes has a new piece of anti-ransomware software in beta that should stop your system from becoming infected.

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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?