Tag: malware

Attack on Apple Mac Computers

June 12, 2015

Flaw in Mac computers allow hackers in.

Spam, Scam and Infected Emails

November 22, 2013

Lots of emails are spam. Many contain infected attachments. Many are after your private details. Some take you where you shouldn’t want to go as they contain phishing links. Some examples of such emails are show in this blog entry.

Britain wakes up to CryptoLocker

November 18, 2013

The BBC report that the Police have issued a warning about the dangers of CryptoLocker that can infect a computer via email and then encrypt (scramble) your files. Another report says that the Swansea Police actually paid the ransom! There are steps you can take to protect yourself.

CryptoLocker demands $300 ransom to get your files back

October 30, 2013

CryptoLocker infection encrypts your files and holds them to ransom for $300. Pay the criminals within 72 hours or you will never get your files back.. How you get infected and steps you may take to avoid losing your files.

Cheshire Police Ransomware

May 8, 2013

The “Cheshire Police Ransonware Virus” completely locked a customers computer and demanded £100 to be unlocked. I managed to remove the infection successfully and restore the PC to good health. This could happen to anyone, but it helps to keep to PC up to date.

Kaspersky Internet Security does well again

January 3, 2013

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 comes top of a review of PC security programs. But there are arguments that the antivirus companies are too slow at responding to new threats and that our computers are left vulnerable. Furthermore, if antivirus programs are not doing an adequate job, why have one at all?

Ransomware

October 31, 2012

A PC was locked by a screen claiming that the computer had been used for illict purposes. A fine (or ransom) was demanded!

Fake Antivirus scams have started appearring again

July 20, 2012

Fake antivirus programs that claim that your computer is infected with trojans have recently been seen after a gap of about a year. Don’t be taken in by scammers!

Apple react after 600000 Apple Computers infected

April 13, 2012

Flashback Trojan has infected 600,000 Mac computers around the world and has removed the claim that Apple computers are immune to infection. Time to install security!

How latest malware uses disguises to avoid detection

February 4, 2012

“Man in the browser attack” highlighted on the BBC New Channel program Click.