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Bought Virus Shield app from the Play Store? You’ve been scammed!

April 09, 2014
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It seems that nowadays you must be focused on your security no matter what you do. The latest detection of Android Police reveals that even such places as Play Store can offer you to install a scamware. According to these researchers, the misleading program that was offered in this store was a fake antivirus Virus Shield. Even more, it was priced at $3.99, what means that people had to pay for a something that doesn’t work at all! As Android Police notifies, 10,000 of users have already installed this fake anti-virus. If you are one of them, you should definitely get rid of Virus Shield without wasting your time. Developed by a well-known scammer group Deviant Solution, Virus Shield was put on Android Marketplace as a program that can “protect you and your personal information from harmful viruses, malware, and spyware.” In addition, it also promised to improve phone’s speed, increase the life of the battery and also block annoying advertisements. Sounds nice, right? However, it seems that you can’t trust anything without testing it yourself. According to security researchers, all More...

How to stay protected after Microsoft ends support for Windows XP?

March 31, 2014
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Like it or not, April is just around the corner. It should be especially important for those who are still using Windows XP OS. If you are one of those people who keep relying on this operating system, beware that April 8, 2014 is the date when Microsoft will stop supporting it. That means that the company will stop providing More...

2013 year summary and what to expect in 2014

January 16, 2014
2013 was exciting year for 2spyware, which was clearly dedicated for helping you all protect your computers against malware, viruses and other cyber infections. It seems that this time was spent meaningfully because we have received thousands of different comments saying how thankful you all are. In order to show you how busy we were last year, we decided to make this small 2013 year summary. It seems that the most powerful group of malware in 2013 was 'ransomware'. Day by day, our security experts were consulting people about removal of such parasites as FBI virus, PCeU virus, Department of Justice virus and other ransomware. In the middle of last year these viruses were updated, so our research team had to find new instructions that could help victims unblock their computers and recover the connection to their important data. Other groups of viruses that also got a big part of our attention last year were 'adware' viruses and 'browser hijackers'. It seems that the most popular ones were Nation Zoom, Scorpion Saver, Funmoods, Conduit and Incredibar. No matter that such programs don't harm computers in any way, they can easily initiate annoying activities. If you More...

Malware and other types of viruses have started to rely on stolen digital certificates

December 17, 2013
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It seems that soon we will need to spend much more time for making a decision whether a program is legitimate or malicious. That’s because scammers have started to release more and more malware, which is signed with legitimate digital certificates. Experts highlight that these certificates are perfect for advanced attacks and can easily help scammers to infect even the most-secure machines. Prior to these days, scammers have been trying to gain the access to digital certificates using quite primitive ways: they have simply been connecting to certificate authorities (CA’s) and presenting themselves as trusted entities. Luckily to them, they have managed to trick a couple of CAs without notifying these people that these certificates will be used for malicious purposes. However, it can be expected that soon these trickeries will be forgotten because they have started to steal valid digital certificates from software developers. According to the latest data, more than 12 of companies have already been injured by bad guys. Microsoft warns that this is just a beginning - attackers keep stealing new certificates at enormous speed. Once a legitimate certificate More...

Europe’s biggest Bitcoin payment processors attacked by Russian hackers. 1,295 Bitcoins, worth $1 million, stolen

November 27, 2013
It's obvious that Bitcoin exchange companies are in the close sight of hackers today. After invading Australia-based Inputs.io and China-based GBL, this time they cleaned out one of the largest Europe's Bitcoin payment processor, known as BIPS. According to 'The Hacker New's, hackers attacked Denmark-based BIPS on Friday evening, and managed to steal 1,295, worth $1 million, Bitcoins. It seems that More...

Facebook users are warned about two different vulnerabilities that may help hackers hijack their accounts

November 11, 2013
Security experts warn all Facebook lovers about two seriously-dangerous vulnerabilities that may allow hackers to take over their accounts. They were found in three different mobile applications, the main Facebook app, Facebook Messenger for Android and the Facebook Pages Manager for Android. According to the researcher Mahomed Ramadan, who is the one that found these issues, the first vulnerability allows hackers More...

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