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Experts in the US believe a recent reduction in computer viruses may be partly due to people turning away from pornography during Lent. According to the Enigma Software Group (ESG), the number of malware infections detected by its software has fallen by 17-per-cent since 14th February when ...
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It's called Slingshot and it was recently discovered by Kaspersky Labs. Incredibly, the malware is so powerful and sophisticated that it hid in routers for six years before finally being spotted. According to Ars Technica, the sophistication of Slingshot rivals similarly ...

Today we live in an age where computer viruses can be used to prevent countries from developing nuclear weapons. But back in the 1980's, viruses were a lot more focused on other subjects, like marijuana. One of the original computer viruses from the 1980's was known as the "Stoned" virus. It was ...
(TNS) — PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Two Police Department technology employees have been working with the city for more than a week to try to stop a computer virus that has infected municipal and police computers, said Police Chief Robert Merner. The chief said police are assisting with an effort to thwart ...
According to a new study, the amount of computer viruses decreases during Lent because many Catholics give up porn. The survey was conducted by online threat research firm Enigma Software Group. Since Lent began on February 14, malware attacks have dropped an average of 17 percent compared ...
PORTSMOUTH — Two Police Department technology employees have been working with the city for more than a week to try to stop a computer virus that has infected municipal and police computers, said Police Chief Robert Merner. The chief said police are assisting with an effort to thwart the attack since ...

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - A lucky break for three elderly widows in Coweta County who authorities said were scammed out of their life savings in a computer fraud scheme. Investigators told FOX 5 News they were able to return most of the money that the computer thieves stole when they took over the ...
A common alternative description of malware is 'computer virus' -- although are big differences between these types malicious programs. What was the first computer virus? The origin of the first computer virus is hotly debated: For some, the first instance of a computer virus -- software that moves from host ...
They made “significant progress,” he said, and contained the virus Sunday night. Most computers were protected by antivirus software and other precautions. “The total number of infected machines that were not handled by antivirus protections was approximately 160 across 12 agencies,” Beckham said.
Over winter break, the College was victim to a cyberattack by a strain of WannaCry, a ransomware virus that President Donald Trump's administration has attributed to North Korea. Students received six email updates throughout the day on Dec. 18. The virus entered the College's network through an ...
Two scary-sounding words for two scary computer viruses, that Reuters reports could potentially compromise the computer chip in just about every desktop, laptop, smart phone, and tablet out there. As you might expect, the three main chip-makers, Intel, ARM and AMD, are working fast in making and ...
Some patches, including some provided by Microsoft, aren't available automatically because they can cause programs to crash, and business will need to make sure security tools like anti-virus software is compatible with the update, explained to Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and CTO of CrowdStrike.
Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech ... Windows users should be aware that third-party anti-virus software may need to be updated before applying operating system patches. Security researcher Kevin ...
However, not every Microsoft system will be able to apply the patch, as Microsoft has blocked its installation on PCs running incompatible anti-virus software. Microsoft says it was necessary to delay the update on these systems to avoid Blue Screen of Death errors that would leave the device unable to boot ...
The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) under the Special Communication and Information Security State Agency of Azerbaijan's Special State Protection Service has completed the first stage of work on the development of an anti-virus software, CERT told Trend on January 4. This is the ...
The flaw lets hackers circumvent the hardware barrier that exists between applications run by users and the computer's memory, allowing them to read the system's memory, according to the Register, which first reported the flaws. GettyImages-87181441 The Meltdown virus is specific to Intel, while Spectre ...
According to Chief Technology Officer Kacey Sensenich, the district was hit with the effects of an Emotet malware program – a Trojan that obtains financial information by injecting computer code into the networking stack of an infected computer. The malware then inserts itself into software modules which ...

In this article, I will focus on Turenes and the implications of meme-theory to topics of special interest to this blog: computer viruses, malware, and the ... keep our societies prosperous and secure (from one another), we will build more and more powerful computers and more and more sophisticated software.
The new malware – dubbed Digmine – affects desktop versions of Facebook Messenger when running inside the Google Chrome web browser, Trend Micro researchers have claimed. Digmine works by hijacking the processing power in a desktop computer and using it to generate coins and confirm digital ...
Phone lines may be busy (it's the holidays), but it's well worth the wait to make sure your packages are okay — and double worth the wait to avoid getting a virus on your computer. The Customer Protection Site offers examples of a number of other scams, as well. The common theme among these emails is ...
Government agencies can only continue running it if their computers are not deemed sensitive by the cybersecurity agency. Kaspersky's anti-virus software was banned from U.S. government networks this year because of concerns the company has close ties to intelligence agencies in Moscow and that its ...
Dubbed Emotet, the banking Trojan is capable of evading capture and appearing in phishing emails in inboxes, even with a virus scanning facility activated. Matt Rowen, a software engineer at Bromium, suggests that this indicates that hackers are getting more creative - and devious. "Historically, malware ...
Police: Computer virus scam hits 330 area code .... A subject calling from either 615-789-5666 or 661-374-5007 and identifying their company as “U.S. Cyber Security” is telling residents their computers have been infected with a virus and demanding payment to combat the virus. “This is a scam,” Police ...
In September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told US government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab from their computer networks within 90 days. The order came amid mounting concern in the US that Kaspersky software could assist Russian espionage and threaten national security.
In this article, I will focus on Turenes and the implications of meme-theory to topics of special interest to this blog: computer viruses, malware, and the ... keep our societies prosperous and secure (from one another), we will build more and more powerful computers and more and more sophisticated software.
Those pop-up virus warnings on your computer screen could actually be coming from imposters trying to scam you out of your time and money, according to consumer advocates and federal authorities. The Federal Trade Commission said it has received more than 124,000 complaints about tech support ...
Chronicle column mug of Helpline computer columnist Jay Lee photographed in the Chronicle studio Friday, April 20, 2007, in Houston. ... As to anti-virus software, if you are looking to get away from the more bloated and cumbersome anti-virus applications like Symantec or Norton, I recommend simply ...
The NCSC said it was in discussions with Kaspersky Lab -- the largest Russian anti-virus software player in the United Kingdom -- with the aim of developing a framework that it can "independently verify" in order to ensure security. "We are seeking verifiable measures to prevent the transfer of UK data to the ...
this-is-the-worst-day-for-computer-viruses- A. and I. Kruk/ShutterstockYou already know what cold winter months mean for your immune system: more sniffles, sneezes, and sick days. As it turns out, December means more viruses for your computer too. Enigma Software Group analyzed data from its SpyHunter anti-malware ...
Some of the most common Trojans include the Backdoor Trojan, which allows hackers to control a user's computer remotely; the Downloader, which ... on browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox, the Trojan is also able to steal bank login information by bypassing common anti-virus software.
A virus hit computers early Monday evening, but forced the district as an "extreme precaution" to require screens to go dark and laptops on lock down. 15,000 lap tops were issued to high school students this past summer in an effort to embrace technology. "All of our services and applications are down. And ...
Modesto City Schools' technology team on Thursday was inching closer to restoring services and devices after a computer virus earlier this week derailed access for staff and students. The district and school websites, along with other online services, have been restored. Technicians are working to ...
A computer virus discovered earlier this week put Modesto City Schools-issued devices on lockdown until at least Thursday, a district official said. For the second straight day, staff and students Wednesday afternoon were asked to remain off their devices after a virus discovered early Tuesday morning ...
Modesto City Schools staff and students on Wednesday morning were asked to remain off their devices after a computer virus essentially shut down all essential services a day earlier. A message on the MCS Facebook page Wednesday morning read: "Staff and students: Please continue to keep all District ...
Hit by a computer virus, the Modesto City Schools district on Tuesday shut down all essential applications and services. “The first indication was that the district website was down,” spokeswoman Becky Fortuna said late Tuesday morning. To locate the source of the virus, the district is bringing each service ...
Modesto City Schools is working to restore their network after a computer virus hit the system Monday evening. In an email to school staff Wednesday morning, Cindy Minter, the district's Information and Technology Services director, said there is not an estimated time as to when the network will be ...
Cape Girardeau County is changing its anti-virus software provider after The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a warning the ...
A victim received a "helpful" virus warning on his laptop with a number that connected him to someone who could remedy the infected computer ...
Barclays will continue to offer Kaspersky anti-virus software to ... Kasperksy Lab is one of the world's largest computer security firms, with more ...
SPOOKS fear anti-virus software handed out to millions of Barclays ... has concerns over software from Kaspersky Lab, handed out for free to ...
COMPUTER VIRUSES have become the subject of a lot of worry in today's technology world – outlets around the world report on news of ...
Kapersky's anti-virus software is used by more than 400 million people around the world to help protect computer users against internet viruses.
It was his teacher back then, Prof. Leonard Adleman, who coined the term “computer virus” to name the program, referring to its operation in ...
A computer virus is a type of malicious software program that, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and ...
... whether your computer is affected by a virus, and we certainly aren't ... point the scammers can install software to track online accounts and ...
The link installed the Emotet virus onto a computer on the network, said Kurt ... Though the new security software is supposed to help keep ...
From viruses to data breaches, cyber-crime is far from a modern invention - here is Express.co.uk's list of some of the biggest attacks in history.
A computer virus has reportedly infected the US military drone fleet, Wired.com reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter.
The virus is known for attacking computer networks like ones you could find in Morgan County Schools. Willis was first alerted to the problem on ...
A popular Russian-made anti-virus program is linked to one of the most significant security breaches in years, according to a report The Wall ...


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