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A bad signature update for McAfee anti-virus software quarantines svchost.exe - killing Windows.
The Windows software which was bundled with a model of USB-powered battery charger from Energizer has been found to install a Trojan horse program on host systems.
Microsoft's Scott Charney has suggested that the problem of malware-infected PCs could be solved through general taxation - offering a free 'digital healthcare' service.
Tuesday is set to bring a whopping 13 patches for Microsoft Windows and Office products, eleven of which are marked Critical - and which fix twenty-six bugs in total.
A trojan application which attempts to steal banking details, uncovered by First Tech Credit Union, has been removed from the Android Market - but leaves unanswered questions.
The man credited with the creation of the first successful iPhone worm - which was later used by others to extort money and steal banking details - has been given an iPhone dev job.
A Space Invaders clone for the Mac deletes a file each time an enemy is killed - but its author claims it is art, rather than malware.
Security firm Websense has issued a warning regarding a major attack against Outlook Web Access portals, designed to install a banking Trojan into company systems.
The Mozilla Foundation has released a demonstration of its new Content Security Policy system, designed to prevent cross-site scripting attacks completely.
Security firm Finjan has alerted users to a particularly insidious new Trojan which infects Windows-based systems and steals money from on-line banking systems.
Microsoft has released its Security Essentials, a free anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware package for Windows - and reviews are positive.
Google's DoubleClick advertising brokerage has been used by ne'er-do-wells to put malware-laced ads on some of the web's top sites - but the company blames others.
Peripheral manufacturer Razer has taken down its support site following reports that it was unwittingly distributing a worm dropper as part of several driver update packages.
The New York Times website has been playing unwitting host to an "unauthorised advertisement" which attempts to con users into installing worthless 'security' software.
Research has revealed the browser choices of drive-by malware download site creators - with Opera making a strong showing.
The Symbian Foundation has admitted to a failure of its digital signing process which lead to a botnet-creating malware package being signed as safe for install.
A new strain of malware - which attempts to exploit Internet Explorer and Firefox flaws to infect passing visitors - has latched itself on to more than 40,000 websites.
A new worm has been uncovered which targets routers based on the Linux operating system and makes them part of an IRC controlled botnet.
A pair of researchers claim to have developed malware which is resident in a system's BIOS, and which is capable of surviving a complete OS reinstall.
Anti-virus vendor Sophos claims to have received code samples of a Trojan which aims to skim card details from Diebold cash machines.
Malware has been discovered on two commercially available lines of digital photo frames over the Christmas period - one from Samsung, the other from Mercury.
Apple has updated its support site with a suggestion that users of Mac OS X employ some form of anti-virus defence in the wake of several Mac-based trojans.
The BusinessWeek website has succumbed to an attack that sees the site attempting to install malicious code on visitors' PCs.
October 14 2021 | 15:04
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