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Latest strain of Mac malware is a particularly nasty critter

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A new piece of OS X malware has been uncovered, and it’s a nasty strain of malicious software which has been adapted to target Mac users. The so-called Mokes malware was discovered at the beginning of this year and has already hit Windows and Linux users, and is now a worry for those with an […]

Is the web full of nasty tricks?

June 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ever signed up for something online and then found it very difficult to unsubscribe? Then you’ve been to a roach motel – one of many web design tricks employed by some firms to drum up more trade. Microsoft provoked outrage recently when it was revealed that closing a pop-up box reminding Windows users to upgrade […]

Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade ‘nasty trick’

May 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft has faced criticism for changing the pop-up box encouraging Windows users to upgrade to Windows 10. Clicking the red cross on the right hand corner of the pop-up box now activates the upgrade instead of closing the box. And this has caused confusion as typically clicking a red cross closes a pop-up notification The […]

Warning over ‘nasty’ ransomware strain

March 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The FBI is seeking help from US firms as it investigates a nasty strain of ransomware, Reuters reports. Ransomware encrypts data on infected machines and then asks for money before restoring access to information. The FBI is analysing a strain of ransomware called MSIL/Samas that tries to encrypt data across entire networks rather than single […]

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