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Study: malware caused by piracy could cost APAC companies US$129 billion

March 12th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
Companies in Asia-Pacific could spend as much as US$39 billion this year to counter problems that are caused by malware found in counterfeit software, with the cost going up to a staggering US$129 billion if data loss is...
McAfee: Watch out for mobile malware and attacks in 2013
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McAfee: Watch out for mobile malware and attacks in 2013

January 8th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
The threat of mobile malware and large-scale attacks to take down infrastructure may become reality in 2013, according to a report released yesterday by McAfee. The security company says it is likely that a new Trojan horse...
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Beware of spoof SMSes that could appear on Android phones

November 11th, 2012 | by Zen Soo
If you have been receiving suspicious text messages on your Android smartphone recently, do check to see if you’ve downloaded any malicious applications of...
Latest Loozfon malware takes aim at women Android users
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Latest Loozfon malware takes aim at women Android users

August 29th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
A piece of malware infecting Android phones in Japan has targeted women by promising them easy money and ways to meet rich...
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Latest hack in Singapore: phone scammers posing as Microsoft

August 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Scammers in Singapore have taken to an old medium - phone calls - to hack into users' computers and swindle them of hundreds of dollars, in the latest con job revealed by the authorities...
Smartphone malware is real – here are some tips to keep clear
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Smartphone malware is real – here are some tips to keep clear

April 21st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Sometimes, fear-mongering can have the opposite effect – it makes you feel that you are safe because the people crying wolf seem to have raised the alarm once too often. Then, one day, the wolf really turns up. Last week, I...
Would you give a stranger unlimited access to your PC for US$1 million?
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Would you give a stranger unlimited access to your PC for US$1 million?

April 17th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
A recent survey commissioned by anti-virus maker Norton found that 76 per cent of Singaporeans would rather say no to US$1 million than allow strangers unlimited access to their...
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Flashback trojan brings up Apple Macintosh vulnerabilities

April 13th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
This week, some 600,000 Macs were said to be affected by the Flashback trojan, which could steal passwords and other personal information from unsuspecting users. Still think that only PCs get...
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Some users blocked from accessing Asiaone

April 29th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Net surfers heading to Asiaone, the Singapore Press Holdings site offering a lot of the publishing company's newspaper articles, were prevented from entering the news site, after it was hit by a "malicious malware attack" over...