Malware

(CBS)

‘BlackShades’ Malware Lets Cybercriminals Hijack Computer Webcams; 97 Charged

More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide.

05/19/2014

A label for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system is seen on a laptop at a CompUSA store March 22, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Microsoft, the world's largest software company, announced today that it will delay the much anticipated launch of its Vista operating system scheduled to be released to consumers mid year. Vista is expected to release January 2007 to consumers and November 2006 to business customers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

End Of Microsoft Support For Windows XP Spells Trouble For Some

Microsoft ends support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

04/08/2014

Second generation Microsoft Surface tablet. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Windows Ending Support for XP, Upgrade Suggested

This week marks the last day that Microsoft will offer support for its popular XP operating system. Our technology analyst has some advice on how you should prepare to upgrade if need be.

04/07/2014

A new MacBook Pro is unveiled during the keynote address at the Apple 2012 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Moscone West on June 11, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Says Macs At Its Offices Were Hacked

Apple says a small number of Mac computers at its offices were infected by malicious software, in an attack similar to the one Facebook acknowledged last week.

02/19/2013

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Malware May Knock Thousands Off Internet On Monday

Despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.

07/05/2012

(CBS)

FBI: Computers Infected With Malware To Lose Internet Service In July

For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

04/20/2012

Motorola Droid. (George Frey/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Malware Increasingly Affecting Android Phones

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid has more on the reasons why Android phones seemed to be affected more than Apple products.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/03/2011

Apple MacBook Air (AP)

Tech Report: Macintosh Reaches Critical Mass For Malware Attack

An old trick that’s beguiled Windows users for years has become a growing threat on Macintosh machines.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/22/2011

(CBS)

McAfee Reveals List of 2011 Top Cyber-Threats

If you’re wondering what the top cyber-threats of the new year are likely to be, McAfee researchers have come out with their 2011 Threats Prediction report.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/02/2011

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