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German nuclear plant found riddled with Conficker, other viruses

German nuclear plant found riddled with Conficker, other viruses According to F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen, infections like those found at the plant aren’t particularly dangerous unless they’re part of a targeted attack.That doesn’t seem to be the case at the plant in Gundremmingen, which sits about 75 miles northwest of Munich.

Android antivirus apps are useless — here’s what to do instead

Android antivirus apps are useless — here’s what to do instead However, Android is by its very nature more secure than a desktop computer, so maybe you don’t need these security apps.The most recent Android malware report comes from Check Point, which says nearly one billion android devices have critical vulnerabilities in the underlying Linux kernel.

Researchers discover a virus that makes the toxin from black widow spider venom

Researchers discover a virus that makes the toxin from black widow spider venom Biotechnologists have discovered some horrifying new consequences of lateral gene transfer: a virus that started making the toxin from black widow spider venom, all by itself.It’s even less comforting that the virus acquired the ability to make the black widow toxin all on its own.