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Facebook Attacks Fake Likers

In a move many will welcome, Facebook is going after and deleting fake ‘likes’ on the social network’s most popular pages. This action is coming after the site admitted that 8.7%, or about 80 million, user accounts on Facebook are phony, of which a substantial proportion are run by bots designed to spam, spread malware, or artificially…

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Hacking Into Your Car

Driver, beware—your car might be susceptible to computer viruses. It’s not science fiction; it’s science fact. Stuart McClure, Senior Vice President and General Manager of McAfee, and an expert on automobile security, says, “There is tons of opportunity for attack on car systems.” A car’s security can be breached via a tainted CD played on the…

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Apple Computers No Longer Virus Proof

One of the main selling points of Apple computers—their resistance to the viruses, Trojans and worms that so often afflict PCs—has suffered a hit thanks to a digital epidemic that exploited vulnerabilities in the Mac operating system (OS X). In April of 2012, the Flashback Trojan infected over 600,000 computers around the world, an estimated…