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Actual damage from iTunes App Store hacks: only 400 accounts affected

A couple of days ago, we found out that a number of iTunes user accounts had been compromised and used to buy and promote bogus apps. We just didn't know what that number was. Now, Apple has confirmed that 400 accounts were affected. The iTunes servers themselves weren't compromised, says Apple. The question of how much money was lost in this scam is still open, as is the question of how many r...

iPhone App Store scammers hack accounts, buy their own apps with your money

iPhone users have fallen victim to rogue developers who are hacking accounts and using them to buy fake apps, stealing Apple customers' money and driving up the popularity of their useless apps at the same time. TheNextWeb has a thorough report on the scams, along with plenty of testimony from users who say they've been duped out of hundreds of dollars. At first, it seemed like this ripoff was be...

Clean XP Antivirus and other fake alert infections with McAfee Stinger

Malware infections are the most common problems I see on my workbench. While there are plenty of different kinds, fake alerts and rogue antivirus programs seem to be the most widespread. They end up on my customers' systems with many different names -- Antivirus XP, Personal Antivirus, Spyware Protect, XP Antivirus -- and they're all major annoyances. If you've fallen victim to one of these na...

How not to fake Google Chrome OS

This morning, a commenter on Brad's post regarding the now debunked beyond reasonable doubt video "demo" of Google Chrome OS said "Sure is fake why don't you download and boot it up..." and offered a URL to the download. What the hell, I'll bite. I followed the link. The first thing I noticed is that the link doesn't point to a Google Code project. That's kind of odd, since all of Google's other ...

Are these iTunes 9 screenshots for real?

Download Squad isn't the only blog that gets dubious screenshots sent in by anonymous tipsters. Just a couple of weeks after we got some purported screenshots of the Google Chrome OS, gadget blog Boy Genius Report received some unsourced images of Apple's upcoming iTunes 9. Highlights include the Facebook support that blogs have been buzzing about lately, and the ability to sync non-iPod devices....

Firefox add-on stops accidental MySpace encounters: it's actually useful!

Have you ever accidentally visited MySpace? Yeah, we probably have too, though, it was never a noticeable problem. In fact, we can't even remember it happening, but it seems like it has to have happened... right? Well, this Firefox add-on promises to detect MySpace in Firefox, and provide a pop-up menu to stop unsuspecting web-browsers from hitting up the social network. The plug-in is obviousl...