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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, ...
Security breach: Malware scare on Amazon.in

- 4 days ago @ tech.firstpost.com: And once a user comes across malware warnings, he would also be wary of other Amazon features such as the one where your credit card details are stored for easier purchase the next time. We've all seen what happened to retailer Target after a breach, ...

Outdated browsers put UK users at risk of malware

- 3 days ago @ scmagazine.com: Research from German security firm cyscon GmbH has revealed that 70 percent of internet users in the U.K. are using an outdated web browsers, leaving them more vulnerable to malware scams, according to a blog post on the Check and Secure website, ...

Is it safe to shop online using an iPad?

- 18 hours ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Malware attacks on the iPad and iPhone are extremely rare and currently not a concern for the vast majority of users, says Rick Maybury

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Kaspersky discovers scary new ransomware called Onion

by Jamie Hinks Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab say the new malware is a lot harder to detect that its predecessor, Cryptolocker, as it uses Tor to remain anonymous. Read more about Kaspersky discovers scary new ransomware called Onion

Dropbox disabling links to possible PDF malware, reports Cyren

Some of the oldest exploits in the history of malware remain potent, claims the latest quarterly report on malware trends from security provider Cyren released Monday in a clear indication that Adobe's method of updating its Reader app for PDF files is ...

Ransomware Evolved: Onion Malware Uses Tor, Bitcoin and Elliptic Curve

Ransomware has become one of the most pernicious and prevalent types of malware over the last couple of years, evolving from simple screen blockers to the advanced pieces of software we see today, leveraging the power of the Tor network and elliptic ...

Ransomware Evolved: Onion Malware Uses Tor, Bitcoin and Elliptic Curve Cryptography to Make You Cry

Onion ransomware uses the anonymity provided by Tor and bitcoin to cover its creators' tracks

Koreans are being targeted with memo malware

Hackers are attacking a Korean organisation with malware disguised as an internal memo offering a free car inspection, according to security firm Symantec. Once downloaded the Baccamun trojan opens a backdoor on the infected machine, leaving the ...

'Operation Emmental' Malware Campaign Targeting Banks Across Europe

A new malware campaign believed to be the handiwork of cyber criminals based out of Russia is now targeting banks across the world, particularly those in countries like Switzerland and Austria, according to a new study. The study carried out by ...

'Operation Emmental' Malware Campaign Targeting Banks Across Europe

A new malware campaign believed to be the handiwork of cyber criminals based out of Russia is now targeting banks across the world, particularly those in countries like Switzerland and Austria, according to a new study. The study carried out by security firm Trend Micro has determined that the online banking system itself bears numerous 'security holes' that can easily be exploited by cyber ...

Is it safe to shop online using an iPad?

Malware attacks on the iPad and iPhone are extremely rare and currently not a concern for the vast majority of users, says Rick Maybury

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Firefox adds anti-malware file reputation service

ZDNet: Mozilla has announced that the new version 31.0 of Firefox, released earlier this week, will check individual file downloads against Google's Safe Browsing reputation service to determine if they are known malware. Firefox has checked web site URLs ...

Malwarebytes questions poor showing in anti-malware protection-evaluation lab

Network World: Dennis Technology Labs (DTL), which tests anti-malware products for effectiveness in protection, for the first time included the free version of the Malwarebytes software in the labs' competitive evaluation along with nine other vendor products, both ...

Firefox adds anti-malware file reputation service

Firefox has blocked known phishing and malware sites for some time. Now it will check reputation on individual files and soon use file signatures.

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Banks Hit by Android-Skirting Malware

Top Tech News: Criminals have been finding gaping holes in Android-based two-factor authentication systems that banks around the world are using. The result: 34 banks in four countries have fallen victim to a sophisticated spear-phishing and malware campaign known as ...

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'Sovereignty protection' malware is of Chinese origin: Vietnam antivirus firm

Tuoitrenews: The malware recently spread via email, disguised as a document promoting Vietnam's sovereignty over its airspace and waters, is being sent from a Chinese company, a local Internet security firm warned Friday. The malicious software mainly sent to Gmail ...

Outdated browsers put UK users at risk of malware

SC Magazine: Research from German security firm cyscon GmbH has revealed that 70 percent of internet users in the U.K. are using an outdated web browsers, leaving them more vulnerable to malware scams, according to a blog post on the Check and Secure website, ...

Russian cyberweapons cross-pollinating commercial malware, analysis claims

Sophisticated code of the sort used in Russian Government cyberweapons could be seeping into the commercial malware wielded by the country's criminals, a security firm has suggested after analysing the apparent cross-pollination in a previously unknown piece of malware called 'Gyges'.

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Android "FBI Lock" malware - how to avoid paying the ransom

Naked Security: The best-known example of lock-out malware is Reveton, which freezes out all other programs on Windows, including Task Manager, groundlessly accuses you of a crime (usually relating to piracy or pornography), and invites you to pay about $300 to make ...

Want to launch your own DDoS attacks on a website? $200 will get you everything you need

Cybercriminals don’t have to make their own malware these days, they can simply purchase ready-made kits. They don’t need to take out a bank loan to do so either -- malware is more affordable than you might think. Trustwave’s security researchers did a little digging and found that depending on the type, malware can cost as little as two hundred dollars on the black market, and the tools on ...

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Trend Micro retracts exaggerated Play Store malware claim

Android Community: We will not claim that the Android platform is immune to malware, much less fake apps, as our security tag portal can attest to. But these figures really border on plain ridiculous. 100% is 100% and that doesn't really leave any room for popular and ...

Amazon, Top Malware-Hosting ISP; Solutionary

SPAMfighter News: Evidently, it isn't that cyber-crooks have abused Amazon in an unprecedented instance to host big malware volumes. For, according to Solutionary, the situation was same as described within its SERT report of Q4-2013, while security experts from ...

BYOD, Malware Among Top Issues Affecting IT Security

eWeek: It's no secret that organizations worldwide face an ever-growing assortment of IT security threats—whether from outside the companies, like phishing incidents and malware attacks, or internal breaches resulting from bring-your-own-device (BYOD ...

Security breach: Malware scare on Amazon.in

Firstpost: And once a user comes across malware warnings, he would also be wary of other Amazon features such as the one where your credit card details are stored for easier purchase the next time. We've all seen what happened to retailer Target after a breach, ...

Malwarebytes questions poor showing in anti-malware protection-evaluation lab testing

Dennis Technology Labs (DTL), which tests anti-malware products for effectiveness in protection, for the first time included the free version of the Malwarebytes software in the labs' competitive evaluation along with nine other vendor products, both paid and free. The results published by DTL today reveal Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free had a poor showing, with only Microsoft Security Essentials ...

Microsoft anti-malware support for Windows XP is counting down...

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP on April 8, which means the aging operating system no longer receives security updates and non-security hotfixes, potentially putting die-hard users at serious risk. Although XP is no longer eligible to receive security updates, Microsoft is, however, still providing users with updates to its anti-malware signatures and engine, and will continue to do so ...

Proliferation of cybercrime increases risks to Public Safety and National Security

Truth Labs’ report reveals that 65% DVDs and PCs with pre-installed programs have malware.

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WordPress Sites Seeing Increased Malware, Brute Force Attacks This Week

Threatpost: A glut of WordPress sites have fallen victim to both malware infections and a series of brute force attacks that have been making the rounds over the past several days, researchers claim. According to Peter Gramantik, a malware researcher at Sucuri ...

This emerging malware sends secret messages and is practically impossible to

Quartz: As if computer malware that steals your data weren't enough, now there's a new kind to worry about: Malware that does it via covert messages that are practically impossible to detect. And it's becoming more prevalent, according to a new paper by ...

Microsoft and No-IP reach settlement over malware takedown

As part of its efforts to disrupt malware known as Bladabindi and Jenxcus, Microsoft took control of 23 No-IP.com domains which had, according to Vitalwerks, the unfortunate side effect of knocking out 1.8 million customer ...

New malware that targets Bitcoin wallets identified | GeekTime

Now that there are virtual wallets, there are also virtual pickpockets, according to security company Damballa Threat Research, which recently discovered a new piece of malware being sold on the criminal market that is ...

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