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New "Malicious" variant of the Rickrolling worm now available

Another iPhone worm similar to the "Rickrolling" malware has been found targeting users in the Netherlands.

By Nov. 23, 2009


Author of Rickrolling song says Google 'exploited' him

Pete Waterman, the man who co-authored "Never Gonna Give You Up," says the song's music video was viewed 150 million times but he made $16.

By Apr. 13, 2009


Rickrolling iPhone worm is never gonna give you up

iPhones that have been "jailbroken" are potentially vulnerable to a worm that replaces the device's default wallpaper with, yes, a photo of pop singer Rick Astley.

By Nov. 8, 2009


Is it 2008 again? Apple Rickrolls developers in iOS 6 changelog

The company included a link to a YouTube video in a mention of embedded URLs that directed people to the infamous Rick Astley clip.

By Aug. 7, 2012


Jailbreakers beware: iPhone malware evolves rapidly

Antivirus and security developer Intego released information on another worm that has been built to steal information from jailbroken iPhone users.

By Nov. 11, 2009


Meme lovers, #kittencamp, and the battle for lolz

Held in dive bars across the world, the #kittencamp meme battles promote crazy cats, lolz, and other highlights of meme culture.

By Jul. 13, 2013


YouTube gives up on original 'Rickroll'

Sometime recently, the Google-owned site pulled one of its most popular music videos over a copyright violation. Why now, when Rickrolling has been annoying us for years already?

By Feb. 24, 2010


Another iPhone worm, but this one is serious

A new iPhone worm is impacting jailbroken iPhones and iPod Touch devices. The threat, unlike the previous one, is extremely serious.

By Nov. 23, 2009


CNET News Daily Podcast: Firefox is five

Today on the podcast: Google buys ad tech company, CPU sales bounce back, the iPhone gets Rickrolled, and we talk with CNET's Stephen Shankland about Firefox' fifth birthday.

By Nov. 9, 2009


'Rickroll' protection hits Firefox in add-on form

Getting "Rickrolled" may no longer be in vogue, but it still happens. Now you can defend yourself with a simple browser extension.

By Sep. 24, 2010