by Joe Levi | January 28, 2014 12:17 PM
I generally keep both my desktop as well as my mobile devices pretty clean. On those with Windows installed I run an anti-malware application, but on my mobile devices I rely on Android and Google to take care of any malicious software that might try and wiggle its way in. So far that's worked out pretty well -- in both environments. However, I'm not an average user. I'm a little more savvy and a little more understanding of infection vectors and how malware authors try to trick users into installing it. Part of that means I know some kinds of websites are "shady" and I'll run a higher ...
by Joe Levi | April 3, 2013 12:08 PM
The story of the Trojan Horse originates from an ancient battle between the Greeks and their siege of the city of Troy. As the tale goes, the Greeks, after trying to defeat Troy for 10 years, built a huge wooden horse -- a supposed token of victory to the Trojans. They wheeled the large statue to the gates of Troy, then pretended to sail away. The Trojans pulled the horse inside the gates, not knowing that a Greek invasion force lay hid inside. When night fell, the Greeks crept out of the horse, opened the gates, and allowed the rest of the Greek army in -- they'd sailed back under cover ...
by Joe Levi | March 12, 2013 3:44 PM
Apple's Phil Schiller recently posted a tweet aimed squarely at Android users: "Be safe out there", followed by a link to F-Secure's latest Mobile Threat Report. That was last week and the talking-heads are already on a roll. Some are claiming vindication, even going as far as saying that Apple has won the war. Others have retaliated against Schiller saying tweet was uncalled for. The source behind the tweet is really at the meat of the issue. It's a 34-page .PDF that outlines the mobile threats in the world today. That report, too, has received quite a bit of coverage in the news and ...
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