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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, ...
Cisco adds extra FirePOWER to enterprise security portfolio

- 2 weeks ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Solutions provide on malware protection, firewalls and threat analysis.

DARPA-funded team says it can SMELL Android malware

- 2 weeks ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: There once was a racehorse called 'Hoof-Hearted' A trio of DARPA-backed Iowa State University researchers have developed a tool to help speed up android malware analysis.…

Hackers are attacking the Internet's backbone, says Cisco

- 2 weeks ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Brute force used to distribute denial-of-service malware.

Verizon's data breach report can't find any mobile malware - so is it all hype?

- 1 week ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: "I got 99 problems and mobile malware isn't even 1 percent of them"

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Report: One in Five Android Apps Is Malware

Yahoo Tech: “Google does a good job of keeping malware out of the Store,” Haley says. “And if a malicious app does make it in there, they do a good job of finding it and getting rid of it.” On the other hand, if you visit alternate Android app markets, download ...

Human and Technical Ingenuity Will be Required to Defeat Shape-Shifting

By cutting off the command and control (C&C) servers used to issue commands to Beebone, the malware could be more easily located and removed. This particular botnet incorporated around 12,000 infected PCs, but researchers estimate Beebone has ...

Law Firms Could Share Malware Threats Under House Bill

But Plink said he expected law firms would be able to share information on detected malware. “Most things are too sensitive,” including all information protected by attorney-client privilege, he said in a telephone interview. The House passed the ...

Google guru: Android doesn't have malware, it has Potentially Harmful

The Register: RSA 2015 Malware doesn't exist on Android, Google says, but Potentially Harmful Applications™ do. That linguistic flip is one of many at play in the Chocolate Factory's Android security division, which has dumped various general infosec terms overboard.

Mobile malware is not a serious threat, Damballa shows

TechTarget: The Atlanta-based threat prevention company surveyed 50% of North American mobile data and found that the mobile malware threat is not as severe as infosec communities may let on. Over the course of two years, Damballa researchers observed a total of ...

SSCC 195.5 - Did Google really say, "No more Android malware?" [PODCAST]

Naked Security: Antivirus and Security Software from Sophos. Naked Security Award-winning computer security news from Sophos · Malware · Mac · Facebook · Android · Vulnerability · Data loss · Privacy · More... Search for: ...

Windows 10 Device Guard: Microsoft's effort to keep malware off PCs

The Register: The details are a little vague – more information will emerge at the Build event next week – but from what we can tell, Device Guard wraps an extra layer of defense around the operating system to prevent malware from permanently compromising a PC.

Conficker remains top of the threats as existing malware for Windows dominates

BetaNews: Though we're constantly being warned about the threat offered by new malware it seems that, for Windows systems at least, the old favorites continue to catch us out. The latest threat report from security company F-Secure shows that Conficker continues ...

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Fraudsters 'Punk' Windows Point of Sale Terminals with New Malware

PaymentsSource: An advanced strain of malware is capable of attacking Windows point of sale terminals, stealing cardholder data and upgrading itself while hiding in plain sight. Researchers from Chicago-based security vendor Trustwave discovered the new strain ...

New malware program Punkey targets point-of-sale systems

PCWorld: This new malicious program, that has at least three variants, is very similar to another family of PoS malware known as NewPosThings. The similarities suggest the two families are based on the same source code, but Punkey has enough differences to make ...

POS Providers Feel Brunt of PoSeidon Malware

Krebs on Security: “You may have seen the discussions of the 'PoSeidon' malware that specifically targeted point of sale systems,” NEXTEP CEO Tommy Woycik said in a follow-up email. “Within thirty-six hours of the point that we learned of the problem we were able to ...

Point-of-sale malware evolves to target travellers

NewPosThings grows its capabilities.

POS Providers Feel Brunt of PoSeidon Malware — Krebs on Security

“You may have seen the discussions of the 'PoSeidon' malware that specifically targeted point of sale systems,” NEXTEP CEO Tommy Woycik said in a follow-up email. “Within thirty-six hours of the point that we learned of the ...

COMMAND AND CONTROL..

Trustwave discovers new family of PoS malware

ITProPortal: Trustwave doesn't know the number of businesses that have been infected but its researchers have seen multiple command and control servers and multiple campaigns related to Punkey and it appears that a number of malware authors have been at work on ...

How To Deal With Shape-Shifting Malware

Lifehacker Australia: By cutting off the command and control (C&C) servers used to issue commands to Beebone, the malware could be more easily located and removed. This particular botnet incorporated around 12,000 infected PCs, but researchers estimate Beebone has ...

IN THE PHILIPPINES..

PHL is one of world's top 50 most malware-hit countries –Kaspersky

GMA News: Among the top malware in the Philippines today are Trojans, worms, and viruses. Ransomware—which encrypts a user's files and releases them for a fee—is a big concern in Europe but is only 12th on the list in the Philippines. — TJD, GMA News.

PHL is one of world's most malware-hit countries –Kaspersky

GMA News: Among the top malware in the Philippines today are Trojans, worms, and viruses. Ransomware—which encrypts a user's files and releases them for a fee—is a big concern in Europe but is only 12th on the list in the Philippines. — TJD, GMA News.

MOBILE MALWARE..

Mobile malware overhyped, says security company Damballa

ComputerWeekly.com: Mobile internet users are 1.3 times more likely to get struck by lightning than to be infected by mobile malware, found research by security firm Damballa. “News headlines indicate mobile malware is exploding, but the threat of infection by mobile ...

One kind of malware you're not likely to get

CNBC: "The big reason mobile malware is not a big problem in the U.S. is because of the app stores. For most people in the U.S. they are only installing apps if they come through the Apple Store or Google Play Store. So there is a level security provided by ...

The week in security: Breaches growing, DDoS fiercer, mobile malware

CSO Australia: If there's any good news from that, it's that Verizon's analysis concluded that there is in fact a “negligible” amount of mobile malware out there – although mobile adware is in fact a real nuisance, if not a direct threat. Less reassuringly, it also ...

Verizon: Mobile Malware Isn't a Problem

Wired: In its annual breach investigations report, Verizon suggests that the threat of mobile malware for phones and tablets is much less than the providers of mobile security products would have us believe. Contrary to claims from companies like Lookout that ...

Verizon's data breach report can't find any mobile malware - so is it all hype?

"I got 99 problems and mobile malware isn't even 1 percent of them"

Is mobile malware a lot of fuss over nothing?

New report from Verizon suggests smartphone malware is mostly ‘adnoyance’ – real dangers are still in desktop Mobile malware may be widespread, but it’s unlikely to be the source of disastrous data breaches such as the Sony hack any time soon, according to international telecoms firm Verizon . “We feel safe saying that while a major carrier is looking for and monitoring the security of mobile ...

Hackers are coming for your smartwatch

Hackers are becoming sophisticated when it comes to smartphones. Over the last year, malware makers launched successful campaigns that targeted very specific smartphone models, demographics, and populations. I n fact,  2014 was the year when mobile malware began looking a lot like the PC-hacking landscape, says a new report from Dell . Now that smartphones aren’t the only popular mobile device ...

NEW MALWARE..

New Malware Spreads Through Web Advertising Channels

eWeek: Recently, readers of The Huffington Post were greeted with a Hugo Boss ad that simply installed malware, in this case a version of Cryptowall ransomware, when it appeared in the browser. It's worth noting that neither The Huffington Post nor Hugo Boss ...

New malware family attacks retail systems

BetaNews: Cyber criminals are already using the malware -- which researchers have named "Punkey" in an obscure '80s sitcom reference -- to infect businesses. Payment card information and more than 75 active victim IPs were found as part of the investigation.

Nearly 1 million new malware threats released every day

Companies are struggling to fend off cyber attacks as hackers get faster, sneakier and more creative.

ANDROID MALWARE..

Google denies existence of Android "malware"

PC Pro: Android is the mobile platform most susceptible to, and targeted by, malware, or so the received wisdom goes. In 2013, the number of Android malware programs out there r ose 600%, according to a report from Sophos Labs and Kaspersky Lab reported 98% ...

Russians arrest Nazi malware thieves

The Stack: Russian authorities have arrested five cybercriminals allegedly behind the Nazi-promulgating Android malware Svpeng, which hacked over 350,000 Google devices, stealing credit card details and demanding ransom payments. According to a Forbes report ...

Fraudsters target Nazi Android malware at Russian bank customers

Accomplices cuffed in fascist mobile zombie menace swoop Alleged members of a gang of "cyber-fascist" Android malware-slingers have been arrested in Russia.…

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