computer virus

Stamping out rumours, viruses with mathematics

August 12th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, Aug 12 (IANS) Tracing the source of epidemics or crime has become much more complicated in the age of Internet connectivity, unlike detecting those committed by old, mafia-style ... Read more...

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FBI to block web in 350,000 computers worldwide

April 25th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) American agency FBI will block internet services in over 350,000 personal computers across the world - including 80,000 in US and 20,000 in Britain - after ... Read more...

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US, China engaging in cyber war games: Report

April 16th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) US and Chinese officials have been "discreetly engaging" in cyber war games in a bid to prevent military escalation between the two countries if either felt ... Read more...

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Computer virus may target Indian firms in Dubai?

April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 2 (IANS) A computer virus from China has been targeting users in India as well as in China, and as many Indian companies are based in Dubai in ... Read more...

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Computer virus targets Russian opposition

March 10th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) Opponents of Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin are being targeted through a computer virus sent by email, CNN reported."A wave of spam e-mails promoting a rally" against ... Read more...

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Rushdie show: Chronicle of a gag foretold

January 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 25 (IANS) It was Tuesday, another sunny winter morning in Jaipur. Sanjoy Roy, an organiser of the Jaipur Literature Festival, came to a terrace of the sprawling Diggi ... Read more...

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Forget religion, get 21st century morals: Richard Dawkins

January 24th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 24 (IANS) Salman Rushdie may not be here, but the shadow of god looms large over the Jaipur Literature Festival, with philosopher and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins dismissing ... Read more...

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Terrorists’ cyber super-weapon sparks doomsday fear

December 6th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) A computer virus which could spark a global doomsday may have fallen into terrorists' hands, The Sun reported Tuesday.Stuxnet, dubbed the world's first cyber super-weapon, is ... Read more...

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Corruption is like computer virus: Himachal chief justice

November 12th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kurian Joseph Saturday said corruption is like a computer virus and there is a need for "coordination among investigating agencies ... Read more...

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Computer virus hits US drone station

October 8th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 8 (IANS) A stubborn computer virus has reportedly hit the US Nevada control station that remotely pilot US military drone aircraft on missions in Afghanistan and other ... Read more...

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Japan to jail computer virus creators

June 18th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 18 (IANS) Japan will now punish people who create or spread computer viruses with fines and prison terms of up to three years.Under a new law enacted by ... Read more...

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China issues warning on Valentine’s Day computer viruses

February 14th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 14 (IANS) Technology experts in China have warned internet users to be alert against computer viruses based on the Valentine's Day theme.The China National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre issued ... Read more...

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“Israeli linked” spy, terrorist network arrested by Iran

January 11th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Jan 11 (ANI): Iran's Intelligence Ministry has reportedly detained a "network of spies and terrorists" allegedly connected to Israel and held them responsible for the assassination of a prominent scientist in ... Read more...

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Lindsay Lohan in a three-way sex tape?

October 29th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 29 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan's latest troubles are coming from a new claim that she's got a three-way sex tape.A Facebook site has claimed to have video footage ... Read more...

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What stroke of luck does 10/10/10 have in store for you?

October 9th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 9 (ANI): If you want to confess love to someone or waiting for result of your dream job's interview, Sunday may be the day to test your good fortune.As the ... Read more...

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Computer virus promising free sex films causing havoc

September 12th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) A new e-mail virus that promises access to free sex films is wreaking some of the biggest businesses across the world. The 'trojan' virus with the subject 'Here ... Read more...

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Technology ‘most popular homework excuse’

September 9th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 9 (ANI): A new UK survey has revealed that traditional excuses, which kids usually give their teachers regarding their homework, have now been replaced by ones involving technology.Online backup company ... Read more...

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Malware Threat Reaching All Time High, Warns Top System Security Firms

August 11th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) McAfee Inc which is now the second security software maker of the world has said that malware attacks have reached a record high in the ... Read more...

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Meet the scientist infected with computer virus

May 29th, 2010 - 3:47 am ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A British researcher has successfully infected himself with a computer virus and claims to be the first of its kind. Scientist Mark Gasson, contaminated a tiny, radio frequency identification ... Read more...

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Brit scientist infects himself with virus

May 27th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Dr Mark Gasson, a cybernetics expert at the University of Reading, has become the first human to be infected with a computer virus.Gasson has had a computer chip ... Read more...

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Experts think up smarter honeypot traps to track malware

February 27th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Honeypot traps designed to protect computers from Botnets, which are used to carry out fraudulent and criminal activity on the Internet, are now vulnerable to attack because of ... Read more...

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Internet users warned of Koobface virus on social networking sites

December 16th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Experts are warning internet users against Koobface computer virus targeting popular social networking sites in the run up to Christmas.It is said that Facebook users are most ... Read more...

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Fake Internet postcards linked to most prevalent U.S. computer virus

July 27th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): A University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert has warned that fake Internet postcards circulating through e-mail inboxes across the world are carrying links to the virus called ... Read more...

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Beware! Fake online postcards infested with deadly virus

July 25th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Fake Internet postcards circulated through electronic mails worldwide carry links to a deadly virus known as Zeus Bot, according to a new study. Gary Warner, computer forensics director at ... Read more...

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N.Korea suspected of being behind cyber attacks on S. Korea, US

July 9th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): North Korea is suspected of launching an unprecedented large cyber-attack this past weekend against South Korea and a smaller number of US government web sites.The Internet attacks ... Read more...

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UK Parliament PCs infected with Conficker virus

March 27th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.27 (ANI): The IT system in the British Parliament has become infected with the Conficker computer virus, The Telegraph reports.The worm virus, which has affected more than 15 million computers around ... Read more...

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Computer virus attacks German defence computers

February 15th, 2009 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Feb 15 (DPA) A computer virus that has already hit defence computers in Britain and France has spread to German military systems, the defence ministry in Berlin said Saturday.The Conficker computer ... Read more...

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Obama, McCain computers attacked by unknown foreign hackers

November 7th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Unknown foreign entity or organisation sought to gather information on policy issues of US presidential elect Barack Obama and his Republican rival John McCain by hacking their ... Read more...

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Most net users fail to distinguish real popup warnings from fake ones

September 23rd, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Most Internet users cannot distinguish between genuine and false popup warnings messages, even after repeated mistakes, according to a new study by researchers at North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Computer virus in space - NASA astronauts get hit

August 28th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 28 (DPA) Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) were busy fighting a computer virus that managed to infect one of the laptop computers used by astronauts ... Read more...

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Flu more deadly than terror attack, warns Brit report

August 10th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): A flu pandemic would have a greater impact on Brit people than a terrorist attack on public transport, warns a government analysis.The analysis published its previously secret ... Read more...

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Scientists find way of protecting computers against virus

June 5th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Code Red, a virulent computer virus, wreaked havoc, infecting more than 350,000 machines in 14 hours in 2001, besides causing a worldwide loss of $2.6 billion. Now techies ... Read more...

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Chinese authorities warn of Valentine’s Day virus

February 11th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 11: Anti-virus authorities in China have warned computer users to beware of Valentine's Day computer viruses.Valentine's Day computer viruses, especially "Vbs_Valentin.A", spread chiefly through e-mails or online chat ... Read more...

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