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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, ...
Increase in Mobile Malware Expected in the Coming Months

- 5 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: SMBs allow employees to engage in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies for any number of reasons, such as improved productivity and lower technology-related costs for the company. However, with security experts predicting an increase in mobile malware for 2015, BYOD could present a serious security risk to SMB networks and data. Mobile Malware and BYOD IT departments can expect to see an ...

Apple preparing fix for Thunderstrike malware in upcoming OS X 10.10.2 release

- 5 days ago @ techrepublic.com: That does not mean, however, that Macs are invulnerable to malware threats. One particularly terrifying example is called Thunderstrike. It allows a malicious actor to replace the firmware in Macs with something much more nefarious. The firmware ...

Regin super-malware has Five Eyes fingerprints all over it says Kaspersky

- 3 days ago @ theregister.co.uk: The Regin malware, often described as the devil spawn of Stuxnet and Duqu, is the handiwork of the Five Eyes nation state spy apparatus, analysis reveals. The malware was named in November by researchers impressed with the smarts that helped it hide in ...

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After WireLurker and Masque Attack is Apple's iOS really safer than Android? Plus: What security apps do you need for ...

The iPad and iPhone are said to be more secure than Android, but November's WireLurker and Masque Attack malware threats, September's leaking of celebrity photos stored in iCloud, February's security flaw and the Find My Phone hijacking scam have concerned many.

Kaspersky Says QWERTY Spy Tool Tied to Regin Malware

CIO Today: Researchers with Kaspersky Labs say all signs point to a malicious key logger called "QWERTY," reportedly leaked from the NSA (National Security Agency), coming from the same source as the Regin malware platform, likely developed with the support of a ...

Porn-based malware on Facebook infects thousands of accounts in two days

A porn-based malware on Facebook is believed to have affected over 1,10,000 accounts in the past two days that dupes users into clicking on an adult link that infects their computers with a Trojan to hijack vital parts. According to Daily Star, the link once clicked, asks users to download the latest Flash Player update to view it.

Flashlight app malware could be more prevalent than originally thought

I've received numerous e-mails from readers responding to the column about malware lurking in smartphone flashlight apps (I.G.T.M. Nov. 389, Jan. 10, 2015). The replies ranged from bare URLs, which I was apparently intended to visit and read (but, with ...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (for Android)

PC Magazine: Security experts know they can rely on Malwarebytes to clean up the mess when a computer is infested with viruses and other malware. The developer has since expanded into the mobile world with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, available for the low, low price ...

Beware: Porn-Based Malware Is Sweeping Across Facebook

Gizmodo: Don't click any porn links on Facebook. Just don't. It's a good rule of thumb, but there's an extra good reason right now. There's a troubling type of porn-based malware that's apparently infected over 110,000 Facebook users in two days. And you could ...

Malware uses video and tags to infect 100000 people on Facebook

CSO Online: Facebook - the world's most active social media website, boasting some 1.4 billion registered users, is no stranger to viral attacks that spread quickly. Over the weekend, researchers started noticing an uptick in tag spam that was delivering malware ...

Kaspersky notes increase in legitimate certificates used to sign malware

SC Magazine: The number of legitimate certificates used to sign malware jumped from 1,500 to more than 6,000 in only six years. A Kaspersky Lab blog post detailed the increasingly pervasive threat and how attackers are most commonly using legally obtained ...

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