News: Android Gets A Real Virus

On August 11, 2010, in Features, by Owen Rubin

As smart phones get smarter, the chance that a malicious piece of software could sneak into one was bound to happen. And if you have an Android phone, it may already have one!


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DVForge puts all Mac users at risk for personal gain

On the Windows side of computing, there have been countless thousands of poor souls who have suffered countless hours trying to repair or recover from a virus infection on their computer. They are common, unfortunately, and can cause irreparable harm. From lost data to lost money, a virus can do much harm.

For Mac OS X, there have been no viruses to date, mostly because of the small user base and the relatively small installed user base. It should come as no surprise, then, when the anti-virus software maker Symantec Corporation warned that it is only a matter of time before a virus actually shows up on the platform. Their reasoning? Mac OS X is starting to make much bigger inroads with computer buyers, with the popularity of iPods, iTunes Music Store, and the Mac mini. In essence, they state that as the Mac OS X gets more popular, the malicious virus creators of the world will take notice and begin writing virus software designed to attack the Mac OS X operating system.

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