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Twitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts

Malware that can spread through Twitch’s chat feature will try to bleed your Steam account dry, according to security software maker F-Secure. The malware originates from an automated account which, according to F-Secure, “bombards channels and invites viewers to participate in a weekly raffle for a chance to win things such as ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ items”. When you click on …

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Stuart O'ConnorTwitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts
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Almost 10% of Android apps are malware: report

Thinking of switching form iPhone to Android? You might want to think again. It seems that as many as nine per cent of Android apps – that’s almost one in every 10 – are fully or partially malware, according to new research. The figure comes from Cheetah Mobile’s security report for the first half of 2014. Cheetah collected 24.4 million sample files, …

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 10% of Android apps are malware: report
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Beware of these Facebook malware scams

Would you like to find out how many people have visited your Facebook page this week? Or do you want to change that blue colour of your Facebook page? If so, be very wary of clicking on any related links in your Facebook news feed. The digital security company BitDefender has compiled a list of the 10 most-common scams on …

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"BadNews" Android malware downloaded 9 million times, says security specialists Lookout

A new malicious string of Android malware called "BadNews" may have been downloaded as many as 9 million times say mobile security experts Lookout. Revealed in a Lookout blog posting over the weekend, the malware has sat hidden in 32…

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Gerald Lynch"BadNews" Android malware downloaded 9 million times, says security specialists Lookout

Andy Murray is the most dangerous British Olympic athlete…in cyberspace

Andy Murray has been named the most dangerous British Olympic athlete, but not perhaps for the reasons you'd first think. No, it's not his speeding-bullet tennis serve, nor the thought of his (frankly terrifying) mum flying at you in a…

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Gerald LynchAndy Murray is the most dangerous British Olympic athlete…in cyberspace