Researchers measure smartphone malware infection rates

There is a steady stream of news stories and announcements about how many more new strains of Android malware appear in every passing year. Data showing infection rates in the real world has been hard to come by.

New technique targets C code to spot, contain malware attacks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool improves on previous techniques by targeting code written in the C programming language – which is often used to create root exploit malware, whereas the bulk of Android applications are written in Java.

Is BadBIOS the mother of all malware?

The unfolding story surrounding BadBIOS has security experts at odds as to what is really happening and whether it even exists. If it does, it's a doozy.

Apple Store's malware problem exposed by researchers

Georgia Tech researchers released an app into the Apple Store that masked malware as generic app functions. The exploit creates concerns about the migration of PC viruses to mobile, Apple's app vetting procedures, and the general way we protect our phones for attacks.  

Telephone tech support scammers get the Feds riled up

According to the FTC, tech support scams are a problem. Yup. As if you didn't have enough reasons to hate tech support now they are going to get you proactively and not even wait for a call.

Report: Bitcoin mining malware spreads on Skype

Security researchers say they have positively identified a spam message campaign on Skype designed to spread malware with Bitcoin mining capabilities.

Malware hits Apple browsers

Malware writers are starting to take the Nintendo when it comes to hacking Apple gear.

Microsoft busts Bamital botnet

Microsoft and Symantec say they've taken down a botnet that hit more than eight million computers worldwide.

'Red October' cyber-espionage campaign revealed

Researchers at Russian cybersecurity from Kaspersky Labs say they've uncovered a massive cyber-espionage ring, dubbed Operation Red October, that's been operating since 2007.

Medical equipment riddled with malware

Viruses and other malware are running rampant through medical technology, security experts have warned.

Google works on malware scanner as FBI issues Android warning

Google's reported to be developing a malware scanner for Google Play - with excellent timing, as the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has just issued a warning about increasing levels of malware targeting Android phones.

BAD, bad piggies!

Fake Bad Piggies games sold in the Google Chrome web store may have infected 80,000 users with malware.

Twitter DMs deliver malware

Twitter users are receiving direct messages, purportedly from friends, alerting them to Facebook videos in which they are said to feature.

Brand-new PCs found preloaded with malware

Microsoft has discovered that cybercriminals within the hardware supply chain have been pre-installing malware on PCs in China so that they were infected before they were even taken out of the box.

Google snaps up malware scanning firm

Google's acquired VirusTotal, which offers a free service allowing users to scan files and website URLs for malware.

Shamoon malware stalks, corrupts and deletes

A number of security firms have positively identified a new piece of malware stalking the energy sector.

Kaspersky wants your help cracking malware payload

Kaspersky Lab is asking for help cracking an encrypted 'warhead' in the Gauss malware which it identified last week.

On the Twilight computer curse

Who's sick and tired of Twilight? Actually, the question should be who isn't sick and tired of the Twilight series. 

Let's hope there's no reboot, or a new series of books based on the characters when the frachise finally finishes up.

Gauss is new virus on the digital block

Security researchers say they have positively identified a new computer virus plaguing networks in the Middle East.

No: it isn't you, it's Twitter malware

A malware attack is currently spreading across Twitter, claiming to link to an online photo of the recipient.