Stories by Liam Tung

Kaos rules in Mac Flashback trojan cleanup

It’s been 20 days since Apple released its Flashback trojan removal tool in April 13 which removed a trojan that exploited an un-patched Java flaw, but there remains confusion as to how successful the multi-vendor removal campaign has been.

Does FlashBack really have 600k Macs?

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It&#39;s a massive OS X botnet, however Hypponen had some reservations about the numbers claimed by Dr Web because the company did not explain exactly what it was counting: PCs or IP addresses.</p>

Should ACCC tackle pre-installed AV?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been tackling tech giants Google and Apple during the past week for their “misleading” marketing campaigns, but is it neglecting the second largest scam in Australia?

Hackers reverse engineer German cop trojan

European ‘hacker club’, the Chaos Computer Club, has claimed to have reverse engineered a sample of German authorities’ lawful intercept malware, Quellen-TKÜ, and found that besides eavesdropping on Skype conversations it also captures screenshots and logs keystrokes.

DDoS attacks bolster cloud website optimiser

Enterprise product in the making and ‘loved’ by disbanded hacker group LulzSec.

The constant and very real threat of distributed denial of service
(DDoS) attacks aimed at headline grabbing “hacker” groups, such as
Lulz Security and Anonymous, have helped one tech start-up pick up new
business.