malware

Apple focusing more on security as Macs and iOS devices become targets

Chances are if you’re an owner of a Mac, you don’t worry too much about malware and viruses. At least you didn’t before the Flashback trojan was found to have infected some 600,000 Macs that were part of a botnet.

The Flashback botnet made headlines, but many were quick to point out that the infected machines became vulnerable through Java, not Apple’s OS, suggesting that Apple wasn’t to blame.

Is Amazon’s cloud a dangerous jungle?

Amazon is not just the kingpin of online retail. Increasingly, thanks to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Seattle-based company is at the center of many companies’ clouds.

The rise of AWS is impressive, and Amazon owes much of its success to the breadth and depth of its cloud platform, which is used by hundreds of thousands of customers, large and small. 

Could malware kill QR codes?

Two-thirds of consumers don’t know what a QR code is, and just 19% of UK consumers have ever scanned one. But with more and more businesses and marketers experimenting with QR codes, awareness and usage are almost certainly going to be rising.

That means one things: QR codes will increasingly be a viable target for hackers and criminals. In fact, according to antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab, they already are.

Is the age of innocence over for the Mac?

If you own a Windows-based computer, it may be hard to believe that many of your Mac counterparts don’t run antivirus software.

Viruses and malware are a fact of life for Windows owners, and as a
result, there is a sizable ecosystem of security software vendors whose
mission in life is to protect PC owners from the constantly growing
number of threats.

But Mac owners may be getting a taste of the hassles PC
owners have become accustomed to…