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Intel bakes malware protection onto its CPU
Published in PC Hardware


Control-Flow Enforcement Technology has been developed with Microsoft

Intel is baking some security into its CPUs that’s designed to thwart software exploits that execute malicious code on vulnerable computers.

Recycling Mac malware makes good sense
Published in News
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 11:57

Recycling Mac malware makes good sense


Saves you lots of time

While Apple fanboys insist that there is no Mac malware out there, a former  National Security Agency former hacker has been recycling mac malware to carry out new missions.

AT&T employees were bribed to plant malware
Published in News
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 11:12

AT&T employees were bribed to plant malware


Unlocked millions of iPhones

The US DoJ has said that AT&T employees took bribes to unlock millions of "super secure" iPhones and to install malware and unauthorised hardware on the company's network.

Shamoon takes out 10 percent of Saipem
Published in News
Friday, 14 December 2018 12:26

Shamoon takes out 10 percent of Saipem


Really dangerous malware

A new variant of the Shamoon malware was discovered on the network of Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem, where it destroyed files on about ten percent of the company's PCs.

Government snoopers deploy malware
Published in News
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:53

Government snoopers deploy malware


Spotted in 45 countries

Security researchers have found evidence that a piece of malware peddled as "lawful intercept" software to government agencies has been deployed against victims located in 45 countries.

Bug in Intel chips threatens security
Published in News
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 18:28

Bug in Intel chips threatens security

Wooden flaw

Researchers claim that they have discovered a bug in Intel chips that could compromise system securities.

Wikileaks issues malware claiming it is Turkish expose
Published in News


Looks like this cache is not up to much either

Julian Assange’s Wikileaks is getting so desperate for attention that it is releasing malware claiming that it contains emails from Turkey's ruling AKP political party.

Android Nougat will not boot if you have malware
Published in Mobiles


Compulsory boot check

The newest version of Android has a compulsory boot check which will prevent you starting your phone if you have malware installed.

Apple’s security takes another hit
Published in News
Monday, 08 February 2016 11:52

Apple’s security takes another hit


Revolving door gatekeeper

While the fruity cargo cult Apple is busy bricking users for the crime of not using its genii to fix its overpriced toys, its reputation as being super secure is taking another battering.

Bible packed with malware
Published in News
Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:06

Bible packed with malware


And a plague of malware shall come down from on high

Christian orientated mobile apps, particularly those designed to help you work out how one god can be three, or how premarital sex is so bad when it is not mentioned in the bible are more likely to infect believers phones with spyware.