Court Stops "Scareware" Scam That Tricks Consumers Into Buying Anti-Virus Software

Court Stops "Scareware" Scam That Tricks Consumers Into Buying Anti-Virus Software

The FTC says that a court has halted a massive “scareware” scheme that falsely claims that your computer is infected with viruses, spyware and illegal pornography.

Apple Pulls Anti-Virus Advice Due To Bad PR?

Apple Pulls Anti-Virus Advice Due To Bad PR?

According to Computerworld, Apple yanked a “controversial” support document from its website Tuesday, after it began a heated debate among the Apple faithful. What was the controversial advice? Apple suggested its users run anti-virus software.

Watch Walmart Spread Across The Country Like A Virus

Watch Walmart Spread Across The Country Like A Virus

We’ve seen “Walmart is a virus” videos before, but this interactive map showing the proliferation of Walmart from the early 1960s until 2007 is especially cool. Zoom in and out as the Walmart infection grows…

Widow Sues Petsmart For Selling Killer Hamster

Widow Sues Petsmart For Selling Killer Hamster

In 2005, Petsmart sold a woman a hamster infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, or LCMV. The woman died of a stroke, and her liver was transplanted into Thomas Magee. He subsequently contracted LCMV and died from complications. His widow is now suing Petsmart. According to MSNBC, the lawsuit claims that “two other people who received organs from this woman died and one became seriously ill.”

Best Buy Private Label Digital Photo Frame Ships With Trojan Pre-Installed

Best Buy Private Label Digital Photo Frame Ships With Trojan Pre-Installed

Engadget reports that they have a leaked internal memo from Best Buy about a digital photo frame that shipped with a Trojan pre-installed

80% Virus Penetration Amongst The Antivirus Big Boys

80% Virus Penetration Amongst The Antivirus Big Boys

According to ZDNet Australia, if you want your computer to be as disease-free as a virginal Catholic school girl lesbian, you’re better off going with the little guys than Symantec, McAfee or Trend Micro.

A Worse Virus Than Mac Trojans: Bad AP Journalism

According to this piece by the Daring Fireball blog dissecting an AP article on the recent rumors that Macs are susceptible to viruses, sometimes journalism is fluffy and insipid.

Microsoft WMF Exploit Patched

Microsoft WMF Exploit Patched

Yet Another Malicious Microsoft Image Exploit

Yet Another Malicious Microsoft Image Exploit

Jeez, Microsoft: