“That’s the beauty of the scam,” Segura told me. “You’re not actually infected — they make you think that you are, and most users believe it — and that’s the trick.”
Internet “Explorer” has a whole new meaning today. The big question: who’s exploring who?
The good news is that only 1.5 percent of Android apps are malicious. The bad news is that malware is up 216 percent in just three months.
Mobile malware has exploded this year, growing almost 700 percent over 2011 numbers. Almost all of it, perhaps 85 percent, targets smartphones running Android.
Mac security firm Intego has discovered a new Mac OS X Trojan, OS/X Crisis. The malware installs itself without user intervention and hides well if installed as root, but it has not yet been discovered on Mac users’ computers.
If you’re wondering why we’ve chosen the impossibly cute photo of five-week-old kitten Link as eye bleach for this post’s art, it’s because an increasing number of eyeballs that frequent Facebook could use it.