Archives - Malware


A malicious app easily passed Apple’s test track

It turns out that Apple’s strict security system is not entirely free of problems, after security researchers from Georgia Tech managed to load a malicious application to the App Store. The app was loaded with multiple loopholes and was able to take over the device without the user’s knowledge. In contrary to the conventional knowledge […]

Infection and Cleaning in Corporate Environment

The corporate environment is more complicated than home one. There are a number of file servers and many tens to thousands client computers. An antivirus is usually installed on all those machines. In most cases it detects the malware that attacks a company, however there could be cases when malware outsmarts the antivirus , then […]

Rootkits! Part 1

-“This is a rootkit, not a virus.” -“So what is the difference? What is rootkit?” Here is the first part of explanation: Many ages ago the word “root” became famous in computer world. UNIX administrator’s rights account (full rights with full privileges) was called “root” account. Rootkit Malware means to gain these admin privileges by […]

NewFake Anti-Virus: Secure Bit.

Another imposter anti-virus software calling itself ‘Secure Bit’ is trying to fraudulently get users’ money after it convinces them that their computer is infected with viruses. If the user is not cooperating with the demands, the software locks the screen. This anti-virus software pretender combines two methods of fraud – the fake anti-virus software and […]

False security: Mac users are exposed.

Mac users have always been (and remain) safe for the most part as they use computers with an operating system immune to hacking and viruses, and rightly so, OSX is one of the most secure operating systems available on the market. But it was the security of Mac users and their immunity to viruses that […]

Expect an increase in Malware this Holiday

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Research data taken over last few years shows this period of time to have the largest spike in malware infections. The "bad guys" know that lots of people will search the internet for good deals and the hottest holiday items. They take advantage of this by populating the internet […]