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Googler: Android antivirus software is scareware from 'charlatans'

Modern mobile devices don't suffer the same vulnerabilities as PCs, and those selling antivirus software for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry OS shouldn't be trusted.

By Nov. 18, 2011

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McAfee: A million 'scareware' victims a day

Security firm McAfee is warning consumers to beware of 'scareware' programs that appear to be antivirus software but are actually scams that can steal data and infect your computer.

By Mar. 9, 2010

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Microsoft: Scareware, PDF exploits rise

The company's latest Security Intelligence Report shows a rise in the use of rogue security software and attacks targeting PDF, Word, and other common file formats.

By Apr. 8, 2009

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Buzz Out Loud 870: Baba-boo! Scareware!

On today's show, we discover that "scareware" is a thing (that never should have been) and that you can tell a bad business idea by the bad name. Also, PlayStation 'Home' comes out (in beta) after a year and a half in development, and it seems kind of lam

By Dec. 11, 2008

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Microsoft, Washington state sue over 'scareware' pop-up ads

Lawsuits allege companies duped consumers into downloading fake scanning software and paying for software they don't need to fix computer problems they don't have.

By Sep. 29, 2008

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Be cautious of Internet access at airports

Using Internet access terminals at an airport might put you at risk of losing personal information.

By Aug. 25, 2010

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Cybercrooks bring their schemes to Tumblr and Pinterest

Digital criminals are expanding their social-networking nefariousness beyond Facebook and Twitter to try to trick users into downloading malicious payloads.

By May. 9, 2012

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New malware strain locks up computers unless ransom is paid

A type of "ransomware" hitting users across Europe demands payment for alleged copyright violations, according to a Swiss security blog.

By May. 7, 2012

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Search-engine spam targeting popular news items

Cybercriminals are leveraging Haiti and Chile earthquakes and other recent news events to poison Internet searches, according to McAfee.

By May. 18, 2010

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New scam tactic: Fake disk defraggers

The new thing in scareware are defragger scams that falsely claim a computer needs disk errors fixed, experts say.

By Dec. 14, 2010