Posts Tagged ‘virus’

Oh my, things just keep on getting worse and worse if you’re an Android user who’s concerned about security. It’s the one thing that fans of more closed systems such as iOS and the App Store will always throw at those who favor open – security can never be as tight.

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Apple has always been a fairly malware-safe world, aside from an occasional threat that pops up every so often. While malware incidence has indeed been low on both Mac and iOS, Mac OS X anti-malware maker Intego, has developed a new malware scanner for iOS devices.

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MacDefender is a Mac OS X malware threat that’s spread considerably over the last few weeks, and has now been patched with a security update.

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Last week, the Mac community was dead scared when the first widespread Mac OS X malware threat, Mac Defender, sometimes also under other names such as Mac Protector or Mac Security, made its way onto the internet. The malware is distributed through ill-designed webpages that claim that the user’s Mac has been infected.

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If you have a jailbroken iPhone, with an unchanged SSH password, there is a high chance that your security can be compromised by any of the iPhone worms out there. The easiest thing one can do to secure his or her jailbroken iPhone is to change the default root password or by disabling SSH entirely. Apple’s spokesperson Natalie Harrison today offered following comments regarding all these recent iPhone worm attacks.

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Just a couple of days ago, we warned you about a worm which turned into a mobile botnet, infecting thousands of jailbroken iPhone users worldwide. According to the latest report posted by Mashable, this malicious worm in question has now been identified by the name of Ikee.B or Duh virus, and it is of the same variant as the original Ikee virus which was created by an Aussie. The only difference here is that Ikee.B is far more dangerous like iPhone/Privacy.A virus, and it is spreading rapidly, infecting thousands of jailbroken iPhone users in Australia, Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal, Brazil and other countries.

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In continuation from our last post, here is yet another development which took place in the last few days when some jailbroken iPhone users found their home screen background a little different than it was last seen by them. If your jailbroken iPhone has changed its background automatically to that of Rick Astley (some 80’s singer) with the words “ikee is never going to give you up”, then you are most likely a victim of ikee virus which infects iPhone’s via SSH. The virus in question has originated from Australia by a hacker named Ikee and it is now quickly spreading to other parts of the world. If you have been affected, luckily there is no harm done as this virus was more of an experiment than anything else.

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