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The Conficker worm, three years and counting

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This week marks the third anniversary of Conficker's assault on our PCs. Where do we stand after doing 36 months of battle with this worm?

USB Autorun malware on the wane

USB Autorun malware on the wane

The prevalence of Autorun malware appears to have dropped significantly, following Microsoft pushing out an update to change the behaviour of the Windows technology.

Microsoft says 'Good riddance' to USB Autorun

Microsoft says good riddance to USB Autorun

Microsoft has rolled-out an "important, non-security update" through Windows Update, changing the behaviour of Autorun when you plug a USB stick into your computer.

The reason? To make it harder for malware to spread.

Olympus Stylus Tough camera carries malware infection

Olympus Stylus Tough camera carries malware infection

Olympus Japan has issued a warning to customers who have bought its Stylus Tough 6010 digital compact camera that it comes with an unexpected extra - a virus on its internal memory card. The first thing to point out is Read more…

Samsung Wave ships with malware-infected memory card

Samsung Wave ships with malware-infected memory card

Take care if you've recently bought a Samsung S8500 Wave smartphone - it could have come pre-installed with malware on its memory card. According to reports, the 1GB microSD card that ships with the sexy bada touch-screen smartphone carries an Read more…