Category Archives: Malware

Anything relating to viruses, threats, and other malware.

Free Converters May Come With Unwanted Gifts

I read this morning a post on another blog site about an experiment that someone tried. They converted a PDF file to a DOC file using five different free web-based converters and found that three of the results were malware-infected. … Continue reading

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Ransomware for OSX

It turns out that ransomware is no longer just for Windows; OSX has it too. If you use the OSX version of the Transmission Bittorrent client, you may want to check what version you are running because version 2.90 was … Continue reading

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OSX Malware: Yes It Does Exist!

One of the messages that we are regularly trying to push is that malware on Apple devices can and does exist. We have even encountered a few infected Apple laptops! It is easy to overlook amongst the ever rising flood … Continue reading

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The Xcode Ghost In Your Apps

We are seeing a number of instances where people have installed┬álegitimate applications from the Apple App store, and their phone is communicating with the Xcode Ghost malware infrastructure across the network. This sort of malware infection is a bit unusual … Continue reading

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How Effective Is Anti-Virus Detection?

Out of amusement I decided to take one of those strange email spams telling me about an order that I never made (“Order no. 7160668120”), and see if the attachment was detected as a virus. To make things interesting, the … Continue reading

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Dealing with Spyware and Adware

Malware comes in many different forms, and two of the supposedly less damaging aspects are spyware and adware, which keep track of your activities and display advertising selected by your activities. This sounds relatively harmless, but there are concerns. Firstly … Continue reading

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