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.
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.
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.
It is nice when a couple share their hobbies
Two Brits have been arrested and charged with running the refud.me encryption site which VXers have been using to test their malware.
Pay up or your Coldplay collection gets it
It seems that Apple fanboys article of faith about them being safe from ransomware because their expensive PC’s had a magical Apple logo on them has turned out to be false.
Running away from that bunny
Malware writers are finally getting around to writing code for Apple gear and needless to say it is falling over fast.
Pagan gods put faith in Russian Orthodox
It seems that Russian Tsar Putin swings both ways – on one hand he is a rabid gay-hating Russian Orthodox on the other he is protecting a bloke who made Zeus a household name.
Infect it with Malware
Spooks from all over the world had a cunning plan to crack open apps in the Android Store and infect them with spying malware and launch man in the middle attacks on users..
Rootkits for everyone
A team of anonymous developers who created a Linux rootkit that runs on GPUs has come up with a proof-of-concept malware does the same on Windows and say a Mac OS X is nearly ready.
Yet it was supposed to be so safe
For at least five years, and probably longer, Linux and BSD servers have been used as spam machines thanks to a backdoor cased by a security flaw.
ESET researchers have found that the spammers are connected with a software company called Yellsoft, which sells DirectMailer, a "system for automated e-mail distribution" that allows users to send out spam.