News tagged: Malware

Google Blocked 780 Million Bad Ads Last Year

Google doesn't let anyone who is trying to sell fake goods, scam people, or infect their systems with malware advertise on its network and as a result, it blocked 780 million bad ads in 2015 alone. Along with blocking those ads, Google suspended over 10,000 websites.

Baidu Teaching AI To Find Malware

Baidu (China) is developing forms of artificial intelligence (AI) that can use deep learning to spot malware. Like other companies in the malware detection field, Baidu first applied its technology to examining images, text, and other forms of content.

Apple Lists Top 25 Apps That Had Malware

Apple has now listed the top 25 Chinese apps that were found to contain a piece of malware called XcodeGhost. Numerous developers used a bad version of Xcode to create their apps, accidentally exposing iOS users to the malware. Among the top 25 apps is WeChat.

Apple To Notify Users Who Have Installed Malware

Users who have installed malware-infected apps from the iOS App Store will be notified by Apple. The company announced on its Chinese website that users will be alerted if they have downloaded potentially dangerous software. The malware is found in some popular apps.

Adblock Plus Releases Web Browser On iOS

AdBlock Plus has released its web browser on the iOS app store. The browser became available on Android as a beta in May, but this is the first time iOS users can begin browsing with it. Along with getting rid of advertisements, the AdBlock Browser can protect users from malware.

Ad Malware Tripled In Past Year

Ad networks are often being used by hackers to infect large numbers of computers and a study has found ad malware has tripled in the last year. Cyphort has released a study which found the amount of malware served by ad networks tripled between June 2014 and February 2015.

Spam Is The Lowest It's Been In 12 Years

Most people largely avoid seeing spam nowadays as a result of more advanced spam filters, but there has also been a continued decrease in spam itself. A report from Symantec says spam has hit its lowest point in 12 years, coming in at 49.7% for June.