F-secure releases free Flashback removal script for OS X

The Flashback malware for OS X has been one of the largest attacks to date on OS X, which at its peak on April 6 affected an estimated 600,000 systems running OS X. While developments regarding this malware’s mode of infection and the scope of the problem have been concerning,…

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F-Secure Internet Security 2012 review

If you can tolerate some sluggishness, F-Secure Internet Security 2012 (£39.95 for one year and three PCs) will protect your PC pretty well. F-Secure’s suite put up decent all-around scores for malware detection compared to its rivals, although it fell somewhat short of the top contenders. With a 96.2% blocking…

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F-Secure outlines the 2011 Mac malware scene

Over the past year we have regularly covered new malware threats that have emerged for OS X, which included attacks like MacDefender, BlackHole RAT, Flashback, and Revir, among a number of others. While our coverage of these threats may make them appear significant, when looking at the overall Mac malware…

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F-Secure: ‘Several dozen’ malware threats to Mac in 2011

More than before, but not consummate with growth The Mac platform saw a modest increase in malware outbreaks in 2011 over years past, but still “a small fraction” when compared to Windows, said security firm F-Secure. It added that while malware attacks were increasing, the rate of increase was not…

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F-Secure spots malware signed with real code certificate

Researchers from security vendor F-Secure have spotted a rare malicious software sample that carried a valid secure code signing certificate from a Malaysian governmental institution. A code signing certificate is a kind of digital signature that ensures the authenticity and integrity of an application to be run on a computer….

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F-Secure finds digitally signed malware

This screenshot shows details of the certificate that was stolen and used to trick computers into trusting malware. (Credit: F-Secure) Researchers at F-Secure have uncovered a rarity–malware that is signed with a valid code-signing certificate stolen from a government. The malware uses a certificate for mardi.gov.my, which is the Agricultural…

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