Angry Birds

Anti-virus firm wins case over potentially unwanted Angry Birds clone

German anti-virus firm Avira has won a court case after it blocked a bundle of programs primarily presented as a rip-off^H^H^H^H^H^H^H homage to the ever-popular Angry Birds game.

Mac malware spread disguised as cracked versions of Angry Birds, Pixelmator and other top apps

Mac users are warned not to download pirated software from file-sharing peer-to-peer networks, as ESET researchers have discovered Bitcoin-stealing malware being spread via cracked apps.

Learn more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Angry Birds website attacked following NSA spying allegations

Visitors to the official Angry Birds website, run by Finnish developers Rovio, saw an unexpected message overnight.

The hackers were almost certainly motivated by news that the NSA and the UK’s GCHQ were exploiting Angry Birds and other smartphone apps to help them collect user data.

Angry Birds write their own anti-virus. Call it BitDefender. Sell it in Windows Store. But beware…

It may claim to be BitDefender AntiVirus 2013, written by Angry Birds with help from Kaspersky. But it isn’t.

Microsoft needs to police the Windows Store with greater vigour.

Angry Birds malware – Firm fined £50,000 for profiting from fake Android apps

A firm has been fined £50,000 after Trojan versions of popular Android apps secretly sent expensive SMS messages to premium rate numbers.

Android malware poses as Angry Birds Space game

Android malware authors have seized an opportunity to infect unsuspecting smartphone users with the launch of the latest addition to the immensely popular “Angry Birds” series of games.