Technology

Apple malware affects mostly Chinese users

Iphone 6

By Rajeshni Naidu-Ghelani & Leo Kelion BBC News. The BBC’s John Sudworth explains how the malware affects Apple products. Malware has bypassed Apple’s safety controls by taking advantage of a process used by employers to add apps to workers’ iPhones and iPads. US-based Palo Alto Networks said WireLurker appeared to have originated in China and was mostly infecting devices there. The malware ...

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Regin, new computer spying bug, discovered by Symantec

A man uses a laptop at a coffee shop in Hanoi - Computer, hacking

Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent BBC News  A leading computer security company says it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen. Symantec says the bug, named Regin, was probably created by a government and has been used for six years against a range of targets around the world. Once installed on a computer, it can do ...

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Google launches ad-free net experiment

Users sometimes find ads annoying but will they pay to block them?

BBC News: Google has unveiled a project that offers web users the option to pay to visit sites rather than see adverts. Dubbed Contributor, users can pay a monthly fee of between $1 to $3 for ad-free sites. When those who have paid their subscriptions visit a participating site they will see pixelated patterns replacing the adverts. It has so ...

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