ARTICLES RELATING TO MALWARE

A scary new hack created by researchers can accurately guess your password by listening to the sound of your fingers tapping the phone screen

2019-06-07 12:11

A new research paper shows how the microphones in smartphones could be used to listen for the sound waves made when users type their passcodes.

How to diagnose and remove any virus from your iPhone

2019-04-10 20:44

It's incredibly rare for an iPhone to catch a virus, but not impossible. Here's how to diagnose and remove any existent virus from your iPhone.

More than 500,000 people downloaded games on the Google Play Store that were infected with nasty malware — here are the 13 apps affected

2018-11-27 17:14

Two apps containing malware were promoted by Google in the Play Store, and 11 others were also found with malware.

7 tips to protect yourself from malicious software, spyware

2018-10-09 09:01

Malicious software, spyware and key loggers are three ways cyber criminals use to obtain sensitive information from unsuspecting consumers.

Crypto-jacking: Newer, stealthier, and needing tougher IT security

2018-06-07 05:15

Crypto-jacking is the latest in the evolution of malware monetisation, and for criminals, it has a major advantage over ransomware or banking malware, writes Simon Bryden.

Hackers made less than R26 000 off Petya global cyber attack

2017-06-30 14:17

Hackers made less than R26 000 off the massive Petya malware attack which has affected computers globally, including thousands in South Africa.

Here's how to protect yourself against WannaCry and other malware

2017-05-17 16:10

The WannaCry virus has attacked numerous computers throughout the world with many others left vulnerable.

Money-draining smartphone virus hits 318 000 devices

2016-11-07 15:30

A recent version of one of the first malware viruses for mobile has been found to have infected at least 318 000 Android users since July.

BlackShades takes a hit

2014-05-19 19:00

Police have arrested around 100 people in global raids against notorious malware being sold complete with "ransom notes" to extort money after taking control of computers.

 

Ransomware 'hero' who stopped WannaCry pleads guilty to US hacking charges

2019-04-21 09:59

A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said on Friday he pleaded guilty to US criminal charges.

Can iPhones get viruses? Here's what you need to know

2019-03-10 19:36

The everyday risk of viruses on the iPhone is virtually zero, but there are still some simple precautions you can take to protect yourself.

Apple's new MacBooks disconnect the mic when you close them stop hackers eavesdropping

2018-11-07 21:46

The feature, in the new MacBook Air and 2018 MacBook Pros, is a good step forward for security, but it doesn't help if your Mac laptop's lid is open.

One of Apple’s key chip manufacturers was hit with a virus that targets Windows computers

2018-08-07 13:37

TSMC makes the processors that are currently used in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 to Apple's specifications.

1 in 4 smartphones infected by malware via porn

2018-02-01 21:00

One in every four mobile users who encountered malware in 2017, were attacked by malicious programs that used adult content to lure them into installing it on their devices.

Malware hidden in Google Play steals money through SMSs

2017-06-22 11:35

Cybercriminals are now trying to install malicious code in stages, by wrapping a Trojan SMS around an encrypted rooting Trojan.

Up to million computers hit in biggest cyber attack ever

2017-05-15 14:23

The WannaCry malware virus is the biggest of 2017 so far and is believed to have infected between 400 000 and 1 million devices globally, says Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity firm.

Ransomware infects thousands of Apple Macs

2016-03-08 16:20

The first widespread ransomware attack on Apple computers is drawing attention to a growing and lucrative corner of the hacking underworld.

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