Computer Viruses

January 5, 2018

Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability guidance

On January 3rd 2018, researchers at Google’s Project Zero team announced vulnerabilities, dubbed Spectre and Meltdown, in modern computer processors (CPUs) which could allow an attacker […]
October 2, 2017
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Local government faces security risks from ransomware, phishing and malicious threats

Local government agencies are firmly in cybercriminals’ sights. Between June 2016 and June 2017, almost nine out of ten (87 per cent) local authorities in the […]
May 6, 2015

This Rombertik-Infested PC Will Self-Destruct In 5 Seconds… Or Not

The guys over at IMF (that’s the Impossible Mission Force, not the financial institution) would, I’m sure, love a piece of malware that could literally destroy the […]
October 17, 2014

Brain And The Next 28 Years Of Malware (Infographic)

Part of getting older is looking at the next generation and marveling at how easy they have things, or their lack of knowledge of key things […]
February 7, 2014

Stand And Deliver, Your Bandwidth And Our Bitcoins

Ransomware is a fairly new phenomenon but one that is becoming increasingly prevalent. Just this morning Brian wrote about how some companies are being held to […]
February 7, 2014

Stand and Deliver, Your Money or Your Bytes

Europol’s Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) released a report on the rising threat of Ransomware to individual computer users and to businesses.  This report follows on from […]
October 6, 2009

The Worm has Turned

The Sunday Business Post published an article yesterday called in their Computers in Business Supplement.  The article is The Virus Evolution and in it Gordon Smith discusses with […]
March 31, 2009

Combating Conficker C

There is a lot of media attention being paid to the Conficker C worm due to update itself tomorrow.  Researchers have not been able to identify […]