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Apple chip supplier halted by virus

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The world’s largest supplier of semiconductors and microprocessors has lost a whole day’s production due to a virus that has infected its computer system. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) estimates the cost of lost production will be around $250 million, but expects to make up the shortfall during the fourth… Read more »

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New virus renders computers unusable

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A new computer virus has recently been discovered which essentially protects itself from destruction by making the host computer totally unusable. If challenged, the virus, called Rombertik, deletes key files and causes the computer to constantly restart. Unchallenged, the virus will harvest log in details and other key, confidential information…. Read more »

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Symantec discovers most sophisticated sypware ever seen

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Leading security agency Symantec has discovered a piece of malicious software called Regin, which is believed to be one of the most sophisticated ever seen. The agency believes that Regin has been in use for six years and was probably developed by a government in the West against a range… Read more »

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Mac Flashback trojan infecting 600,000 computers

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As the usage of Macs is on the incline, so are the number of viruses out to infect them. A recent report conducted by Russian antivirus company Dr. Web has found that over half a million Macs are infected with the Flashback trojan, which poses as a Flash Player installer… Read more »

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Virus discovered in US Air Force drones

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It’s easy to forget that computer viruses aren’t limited to the old, slow-running computers you use at home. Just two weeks ago, a virus was discovered in the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, reminding us that viruses are infecting the systems of much more complicated, and important, computers… Read more »

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