Flexible phones

I don’t know which day it  was (or which blog it was), but I certainly have had a post on graphene before. You know, the super duper material that will allow us to have bendable phones in the near future (or so they say). I mean, it may sound like a paragraph from a science fiction book, but who wouldn’t want a phone that folds, has fleximorph_wrist_modeble batteries, and solar panels that are built into a colorful screen. The same image is presented in this article on graphene by BBC Future section, that discusses possibilities of using the material for our phones.

To be honest, the idea of a flexible phone is not new. I think I’ve first heard of the Nokia Morph concept some six or seven years ago, and ever since then I’ve been waiting… and waiting… and waiting… Truth to be told, we’ve moved on from flippable to smart phones during that period, but folded phones? Ah… No so fast. Continue reading

Qone8.com

I wrote about PortaldoSites the other day, and now here’s another browser hijacker that actually does exactly the same thing. So you may ask, why bother? That, my friends is a very good question, and the answer to it is that some users consider Qone8.com to be a reliable (!) search engine, which is obviously not the case. This website is a browser hijacker, because it changes your home page without your permiLaptop-Malware-Data-Safession. Although it seems to perform regular search engine services and functions, the fact that it settles down on your browser without your permission is a huge no-no.

The site itself does not host malware or anything like that, but we are more concerned with what it can lead you, if you end up using its search engine service. For example, Qone8.com could be related to commercial third-party advertisements. What’s wrong with ads, you may ask. Don’t they help you find out the things you need? Yes, sure. As long as they are not related to computer malware, but Qone8.com is usually not responsible for the third party ads that are displayed through it, so it might be as well that you end up being infected with malware if you click on any of these advertisements. Continue reading

Zeus Trojan comes back through Facebook

Zeus Trojan is a notorious computer infection that has been there since 2007. It’s actually so well-known it has its own Wikipedia page. When I think about it, it’s amazing that a computer infection has been there for so long and it still has not been trojan_horseeradicated. Every now and then Zeus comes back, stealing data via instant messages or employing any other way for its scams. Now the Trojan is back again, and it’s making use of Facebook to steal millions from unsuspecting users. According to an article at Techspot, Zeus Trojan has managed to steal over $46 million from European internet users.

The main techniques used by Zeus are not new – it makes use of keyloggers to track and record users’ keystrokes in order to subsequently acquire such sensitive information as social security numbers, credit card numbers and so on. It may even create a fake online banking webpage, to trick users into entering logins and passwords. So here you go – when you enter your own credentials into the fake Zeus Trojan page, you have no one else but yourself to blame. Continue reading