Iran Responds to New “Stuxnet-Like” Cyber Attack

More, more cyber war.

Do You Have Prince Albert in a Can?

As much as some critics would like to blame the warp-speed of the Web for their mistakes, the reality is that such hoaxes and their victims have long been with us. Fake press releases are like the viruses that infect vulnerable computer systems; until you fix the system, they’ll continue to work.

Jack Shafer

A PC Virus on a Mac

Walt answers a reader’s question on whether a MacBook running Parallels could get infected by a PC virus.

Are Macs More Secure?

Walt answers a reader’s question on whether Macs are as vulnerable to viruses as PCs.

Apple Fights Back Against Malware Attack

Apple is building software to detect and remove the Flashback malware that has turned 600,000-odd Macs into a trouble-making botnet.

How to Find Out if Your Mac Is in the Infected 1 Percent

Kasperky Labs launches a Web-based tool to detect and remove the infamous Flashfake malware. Still no sign of the long-predicted security apocalypse on the Mac.

What’s This? A Mac Virus? No, Actually It’s a Weakness in Java.

Chatter about a new Trojan affecting Macs fails to acknowledge where the real vulnerability lies: With Oracle’s Java and not Apple’s OS X itself.

Mac Virus Panic!

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site. (Click on the image to see a bigger version.)


Cybercrooks Digging for Tax Data

It’s tax season, which means cyber-thieves are trawling the Web and sending counterfeit email in the hopes of snaring your personal tax data. And they’ve created websites with reasonable-seeming addresses and legitimate-seeming emails in order to lure unsuspecting citizens into clicking on the wrong link or downloading a virus-laden PDF.

Viral Video: Jen Aniston's Sex Tape (It's a Virus!)

While BoomTown is usually tired of the overexposed Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston, she is pretty funny in this online commercial for SmartWater, in which she tries make a video that “turns into a virus” by taking advantage of a number of viral Internet video trends. If only her movies were this clever.

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