Macs locked out by virus
Published in Notebooks


Pay-up or your Coldplay collection will sleep with the fishes

Mac users have been ransomware virus which locks computer users out of their files until they pay up.

Tsar Putin protects Zeus
Published in News


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.

Groupon refuses to pay out on virus bounty
Published in News


Bounty hunter a little miffed

Discount and deal site Groupon has a novel way of dealing with bounty hunters who point out security flaws in its systems. It lets them discover the flaws and refuses to pay up.

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Upgrade dammit
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Malware becomes a 40 something
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Still more work needed
17 January 2011

Beware the Kama Sutra

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Will take over your computer
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Despite the hype
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Insecurity expert warns
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Choice between blackmail or credit card theft