Posts Tagged ‘Viruses’

McAfee Looks Back on a Decade of Cybercrime

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Here’s an interesting recap of all of the viruses and malware that have been driving us crazy for the past ten years …

Following the world's anticlimactic scramble against Y2K, cybercriminals looked for ways to make money and cause damage; explosion of social media and mobile devices created new opportunities


Warning Over Anti-Virus Software Scams

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

It’s amazing that people still fall for stuff like this …

Serious crime body says almost a quarter of UK web users have been approached by fraudulent ‘IT helpdesks’ offering to check their computers for viruses

Consumers are being warned about a scam that sees internet users targeted by fake call centres and pop-up adverts tricking them into downloading and paying for fake anti-virus (AV) protection, which is actually malicious software.


Quarantine Virus-Infected PCs from Internet, Says Microsoft

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Wouldn’t it make more sense to go after the people who actually write the viruses instead of the victims? Probably so, but in the meantime, this sounds like a great tool for forcing people to buy new PCs.

Software giant wants people cut off from the internet and health certificates issued

Virus-infected computers should be blocked from the internet and kept in quarantine until they are given a “health certificate”, a top Microsoft security researcher suggested on Thursday.