Viruses and Worms

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2012

    The FBI Will Destroy Your Social Media (But Maybe For the Right Reasons)

    The Internet continues to face rough times, falling victim to the nationwide heat wave, the leap second and, now, the lifting of an FBI anti-virus program. Gotta love repetition.At midnight, 64,000 computers in the United States and a quarter million worldwide might be forced off the Inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Times Site Hacked, Fake Ad Feeds Malware to Users

    ​The Times lets readers know that they had a bit of a malware problem this weekend. "The malicious ad took over the browsers of many people visiting the site," the paper tells us, "as their screens filled with an image that seemed to show a scan for computer viruses." The scammers electronical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Adios, Taco Bell Chihuahua

    People magazine brings news of the passing of Gidget, the Taco Bell chihuahua responsible for scalding the phrase "Yo quiero Taco Bell" into the brains of untold millions. The dog, who at times seemed less canine than cuddly Trojan horse for Mexican stereotypes, died from a stroke last night at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Nude Celebrities on LinkedIn May Not Be What They Seem

    If you're trying to do the sort of business networking on LinkedIn that the site is meant for, and all of a sudden you come across an offer to download nude celebrities, it probably isn't the eccentric opening gambit of a contract negotiation. Hackers have been flooding LinkedIn with malware bait, h ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2005

    Tales From the Crypt

    As Sony dabbles with CD host-busters, a virus programmer remembers the bad old days

  • News

    April 6, 2004

    Viral Marketing

    McAfee or Norton? Take the blinders off and say hello to Trend Micro.

  • News

    February 17, 2004

    IM the Worm

    Ways to Keep Your Computer Pest-Free

  • News

    September 10, 2002

    Virtually Helpless

    The threat of cyberwar looms large. Our best homeland defense may be surprisingly small

  • News

    February 15, 2000

    Hacking the Future

    Why Code Crackers Will Lead the Digital Age