Brazilian banking Trojan authors were able to sign their malware using digital certificate by using fake data.

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Russian security firm Dr.Web has identified a new Trojan named BackDoor.Wirenet.1 which runs on both Linux as well as Mac OS X. This is the first ever cross platform Trojan that has been discovered to affect both of the aforementioned operating systems.

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Mac OS X has been devoid of any large scale viruses and Trojans for a long time now. However, of late as the popularity of Mac has grown virus creators have started targeting the OS with new viruses.

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Web Werks has failed to track down the dubious customer who owned the h0sting account and the Indian Department of Information Technology is yet to unearth the mysteries contained in the seized drives. A second command and control center has been located in Belgium, recently.

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Beware Mac users: A Trojan Horse posing as a legitimate Flash Player installer (named Flashback.C) is designed to disable updates to the default Mac OS X anti- malware protection system.

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A well known group of hackers in Germany discovered and tested a trojan program that’s used by the German Federal government to spy on its citizens. Do you need to worry – even if you don’t live there?

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New self-rooting malware targeting Android 2.3 Gingerbread found and dissected.

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As if the various Osama Bin Laden video scams on Facebook were not enough, a new malware is being spread through emails now. If you receive any emails with an attachment named Fotos_Osama_Bin_Laden.zip or something similar, DO NOT OPEN IT.

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Microsoft Safety Scanner

Over the past couple of years or so, I have used Microsoft Security Essentials as my only virus and malware protection tool. The Free Antivirus tool from Microsoft is definitely worth installing on your PC.

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Spybot Search and Destroy was one of the first effective freeware apps for the removal of of adware and spyware that were infecting PCs. After 10 years of development, it’s still one of the best.

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New trojans appear often, but most security researchers don’t get alarmed about them until they see new and unique features in them. This is happening now in a trojan called Carberp.

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Trojan Horse For Android Listens To And Stores Credit Card Numbers

Chinese researchers deploy and demo an Android trojan horse application for capturing credit card numbers over the phone.

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Have you ever been tempted to open a file or link because it had a sexy name? Be very careful. Adam was tempted by forbidden fruit and look what happened to him.

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Software that accompanies Energizer DUO battery charger contains a trojan that can compromise your computer.

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In a somewhat scaring discovery, two experimental Firefox add-ons were found to be containing Trojans. The add-ons included version 4.0 of Sothink Web Video Downloader and Master Filer.

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