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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vulnerable to Malware

NewsFactor Network: A Ph.D student in Israel says adding an innocuous app to the non-secure area of Samsung's Knox architecture can lead to malware compromising the secure area due to the security breach. Samsung's Knox is a state-of-the-art, secure mobile architecture, ...
Mobiles susceptible to malware: Report

- 4 days ago @ deccanchronicle.com: Chennai: Chennai ranks third in terms of malware (malicious software) infections, says a new study by F-Secure, an online security company based in Finland. The study, released last week, further says banking-related malware is on the rise in the ...

How Malware Bypasses Detection Tools

- 3 days ago @ cioinsight.com: More than one-half of security breaches occur through companies' browsers despite malware-detection technologies, according to a new study. That means companies are spending millions without success to protect themselves, according to the Ponemon ...

'Easy Malware' Is Putting Mobile Wallets at Risk

- 22 hours ago @ paymentssource.com: Mobile malware has become easier for criminals to deploy, circumventing all antivirus and firewall solutions, as these viruses are delivered in the form of trusted applications we all install and can lead to m-commerce vulnerabilities. The permissions ...

Mandarin Oriental eradicates malware from credit card systems

- 15 hours ago @ zdnet.com: Mandarin Oriental has managed to eradicate malware which is believed to be responsible for a credit card security breach. screen-shot-2015-03-06-at-11-50-. The luxury hotelier said in a statement Thursday that the company has removed malware which ...

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Xiaomi Mi4 Smartphone May Have Malware Preinstalled

Tom's Guide: While it's not hard for an unsophisticated user to contract malware on an Android phone, Chinese phone manufacturer Xiaomi may have made the entire process a little bit easier. The Xiaomi Mi4 LTE, a top-selling smartphone in China, reportedly comes ...

France fingered as source of Syria-spying Babar malware

The Register: France's spy agency has been fingered as the likely author of complex reconnaissance malware, researchers say. The Casper malware is one of a handful with links to the Babar spy program which leaked NSA documents revealed last month to be the ...

uTorrent accused of bundling cryptocurrency malware with popular BitTorrent

ExtremeTech: For years, if you've used BitTorrent, you've probably used µTorrent to manage and control torrent files. The software is the most popular Torrent client online with an estimated 100 million users, and its valued for its small footprint and rich feature ...

Bracing for the Cyberthreat Deluge

Almost 17,000 malware alerts surface every week, the Ponemon Institute recently found. Only 4 percent of alerts were investigated, and traditional antivirus products missed nearly 70 percent of malware in the first hour, researchers discovered in a recent Damballa study. Rescanning led to identification of 66 percent of the malware in 24 hours and 72 percent after seven days.

Scammers Hide Malware in Google Books

Tom's Guide: Google is fairly thorough about cleaning malware-infected apps out of the Play Store, but scammers are equally tenacious in finding new and exciting ways to rook unsuspecting customers. The latest scheme involves hiding links to cracked, probably ...

Mandarin Oriental eradicates malware from credit card systems

ZDNet: Mandarin Oriental has managed to eradicate malware which is believed to be responsible for a credit card security breach. screen-shot-2015-03-06-at-11-50-. The luxury hotelier said in a statement Thursday that the company has removed malware which ...

Mandarin Oriental removes malware after payment card breach

Computerworld: That type of malware collects the card details after a card has been swiped. Although security products are updated to detect POS malware, cybercriminals often change its code to evade antivirus scanners. Retailers including Home Depot and Target have ...

'Easy Malware' Is Putting Mobile Wallets at Risk

PaymentsSource: Mobile malware has become easier for criminals to deploy, circumventing all antivirus and firewall solutions, as these viruses are delivered in the form of trusted applications we all install and can lead to m-commerce vulnerabilities. The permissions ...

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