The bad guys of the Internet target high-volume searches — like those for celebrity names. So if you want to avoid malware, avoid searching for these 10 celebs.
Mozilla is taking action against Gamma International, makers of spying software FinFisher. The company says FinFisher is masquerading as its FireFox browser to trick people into trusting it.
A piece of sophisticated spyware was recently discovered attacking global government entities. The malware is five years old and still running.
Richard Stallman, the grand old man of open source software and president of the Free Software Foundation, is calling Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux “spyware” and calling on the open source community to uninstall the software, shun the company, and “give Canonical whatever rebuff is needed to make it stop.”
The Federal Trade Commission will prevent seven computer rental companies from spying on customers in a new settlement reached today. The businesses were caught stealing pictures, screenshots, and sensitive information from customers.
Concerns over privacy on the web seems to be reaching a boiling point, with federal agencies and legislators looking into the policies and practices of Facebook, Apple and Google. Today the Brooklyn based startup Spotflux is announcing a $1 million funding led by New Atlantic Ventures and taking the beta label off its product in time for SXSW. And if you had any doubt about what a hot button issue privacy has become, Spotflux is currently leading the voting in the SXSW people’s choice awards.
Mobile security company Lookout Mobile released a new app today to show just how many mobile threats exist.
Carrier IQ is an insanely invasive bit of software, and it’s on at least 100 million phones, entirely without the owners’ knowledge.
Chances are you haven’t heard about Malwarebytes. The company has quietly become a force in security technology, achieving more than 100 million downloads of its anti-malware product since 2008. Now the profitable company is adding a million users monthly for its Malwarebytes software, which cleans infections off computers.
Just inserting the image to the right into this story gives me the heebie jeebies.
Apple plans to release a software update for OS X that will remove pesky MacDefender malware, the company said late Tuesday.
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