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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, ...
Google boosts Safe Browsing API

- 5 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The latest update shores up browser defense against malware, phishing and unwanted software.

UAB Rolls Out New Technology to Help Users Combat Mobile Malware Attacks

- 5 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Researcher's approach allows the phone's weakest security component -- the user -- to become its strongest defender.

Climate change as 'leftist malware'

- 3 days ago @ breitbart.com: For those not familiar, 'malware' is a term used to describe software that is often harmful or intrusive and usually installs itself on your computer without your consent or knowledge. I can't think of a better metaphor that captures the essential ...

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Ebay snuffs malware upload bug

The Register: Once uploaded to eBay, malware can be sent to victims using direct links. “The eBay server fails to implement secure header checks on the image files being uploaded on the server," Sood who found the flaws with colleague Rohit Bansal told the Kaspersky ...

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New malware program used in attacks against energy sector companies

A new malware program is being used to do reconnaissance for targeted attacks against companies in the energy sector. The program, dubbed Trojan.Laziok by researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec, was used in spear-phishing attacks earlier this year against companies from the petroleum, gas and helium industries. The attacks targeted companies from many countries in the Middle East, but also ...

Hackers attack the energy industry with malware designed for snooping

Fortune: Having monitored this targeted email attack since the beginning of the year, Mountain View, Calif.-based Symantec SYMC 0.32% reports that it discovered the malicious software program at its center on Feb. 11. The malware in question is a so-called ...

Lebanese cyberespionage campaign hits defense, telecom, media firms worldwide

PCWorld: There is ample evidence that the Volatile Cedar attackers went to great lengths to keep their malware infections undiscovered. They constantly checked antivirus detection results and updated the Trojan on infected servers, the Check Point researchers said.

Media Alert: Check Point Researchers Discover Global Cyber Espionage Campaign With Possible Link to Lebanese Political ...

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. , the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today released a report detailing the discovery of a persistent attacker group originating possibly in Lebanon ...

Reconnaissance malware wave strikes energy sector

ZDNet: trojan-laziok-header660credsymantec.jpg Symantec. A multi-staged, targeted campaign is striking the international energy sector in order to spy on companies and steal sensitive information. Between January and February this year, security researchers ...

Bradley University officials report malware computers breach

fox2now.com: The Peoria, Illinois school says the malware has been deactivated. Bradley officials say the university has received reports from employees indicating fraudulent tax return filings. A team of staff members and external experts, including the FBI and ...

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University Rolls Out New Technology to Help Users Combat Mobile Malware

Lab Manager | News (press release) (registration): human gestures A new technology to combat mobile malware attacks uses the absence of human gestures to ID and block malware programs. If a human user attempts to access a service, the gesture would be present and access will be allowed. In contrast ...

New technology to help users combat mobile malware attacks

Phys.Org: University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking smartphones. This new malware defense is being presented at the IEEE International Conference on ...

New technology to help users combat mobile malware attacks

Researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking smartphones.

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New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

CIO: Mobile malware is a growing problem, but researchers from University of Alabama at Birmingham have figured out a new way of detecting when shady mobile apps get up to no good, such as trying to call premium-rate numbers unbeknowst to a phone's ...

New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

PCWorld: Mobile malware is a growing problem, but researchers from University of Alabama at Birmingham have figured out a new way of detecting when shady mobile apps get up to no good, such as trying to call premium-rate numbers unbeknowst to a phone's ...

New mobile-malware detection technique uses gestures

Mobile malware is a growing problem, but researchers from University of Alabama at Birmingham have figured out a new way of detecting when shady mobile apps get up to no good, such as trying to call premium-rate numbers unbeknowst to a phone’s owner. The technique relies on using the phone’s motion, position and ambient sensors to learn the gestures that users typically make when they initiate ...

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Cisco Identifies a New “PoSeidon” Point-of-Sale Malware

Thehackernews.com published news on 22nd March, 2015 stating that the security experts of Cisco's Talos Security Intelligence & Research Group has discovered a new and horrible breed of Point-of-Sale malware dubbed "PoSeidon" and the team says that ...

This Week In Credit Card News: Pay Bills Through Gmail, New Malware Targets

Forbes: A new point of sale malware program has taken to attacking the payment terminals themselves to steal all your card details. Dubbed PoSeidon after the point of sale terminals it attacks, it was uncovered by researchers at high profile Cisco's Security ...

PoSeidon Malware Program Attacks Point of Sale Terminals

LowCards.com: The network company Cisco claimed it has found the PoSeidon malware circulating. It could incorporate some of the features of the Zeus and BlackPOS malware programs used in the cyberattacks of Target and Home Depot, but PoSeidon could be capable of ...

New "PoSeidon" Point of Sale Malware Spotted in the Wild - Hacker

A new and terribly awful breed of Point-of-Sale (POS) malware has been spotted in the wild by the security researchers at Cisco's Talos Security Intelligence & Research Group that the team says is more sophisticated and ...

Cisco Discovers New "PoSeidon" Point of Sale Malware

PoSeidon is a sophisticated Point of Sale (PoS) malware that scrapes memory to search out number sequences that specifically match up with formats used by Discover, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX.

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Macro-based malware strikes again: How to keep your networks safe

TechRepublic: This is disturbing, as macro-based malware seemed to be out of the picture ever since Microsoft decided that Disable all macros with notification should be the default setting in Office products that use macros (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher ...

Macro-based malware strikes again: How to keep your networks safe

Bad guys have regained interest in macro-based malware, reports Microsoft and Trend Micro. Learn why vigilance is key to combatting it.

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NSA Spy Agency Behind “Malware” Infection of Computer Hardware Used by

The NSA's “Equation Group” is apparently behind the infection with malware of hard drive firmware on computers used by nations considered “enemies” by the United States. The installation of the malware is believed to have required access to trade ...

Scary exploit may let hackers target nearly 50% of Android phones with malware

BGR: Malware is never an easy subject for Android device owners. Savvy users usually say the matter is overblown and that they know how to protect themselves against such threats, though that's not always the case. Google acknowledges the matter but usually ...

Scary exploit may let hackers target nearly 50% of Android phones with malware

Malware is never an easy subject for Android device owners. Savvy users usually say the matter is overblown and that they know how to protect themselves against such threats, though that’s not always the case. Google acknowledges the matter but usually minimizes it, though it’s also constantly coming up with better means for protecting the safety of users. Meanwhile millions of Android devices ...

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Hotel Wi-Fi could be feeding your computer malware

TechRadar: Several of ANTLabs' InnGate routers, which are popular across the hospitality industry, have an authentication flaw in their firmware that could, in theory, allow an attacker to inject malware into guests' devices as well as monitor and record data ...

Malware trap turns PCs into zombies for expanding global botnet

TweakTown: A single Command and Control server could be responsible for running a botnet using a number of different malware programs to infect users. It appears the cybercriminals are infecting as many machines as possible, and the botnet can be sold or rented ...

Symantec Says Malware Could Be Inflating Twitch Viewership

Game Informer: They have legitimate functions, but they can also hijack an unwitting PC via malware. Symantec has identified one botnet developed to target Twitch, called Trojan.Inflabot. Lionel Payet, security response manager at Symantec, says that additional ...

Bitcoin's Blockchain Offers Safe Haven For Malware And Child Abuse, Warns

Forbes: According to Interpol's Christian Karam, speaking from the Black Hat Asia conference, it could be abused to store malware control mechanisms or provide access to illicit content such as child abuse images that would be extremely difficult to take down.

Bitcoin's Blockchain Offers Safe Haven For Malware And Child Abuse, Warns Interpol

After showing how to "pollute" the Bitcoin blockchain with potentially malicious material, Interpol says the community should act. It's becoming increasingly apparent the blockchain, the public ledger for all Bitcoin transactions, could be abused for irremovable malware communications infrastructure, or a way to host links to child abuse images in perpetuity.

Malware detection in 2014 doubles from 2013 -- 2015 could be even

A report from PandaLabs suggests that there were twice as many malware infections in 2014 compared to 2013 -- and China was the hardest hit. Globally, Europe was found to be the area with the lowest rate of infection, and ...

Malware Could Steal Data from iPhones Using Siri - IEEE

Smartphones could be a prime target for a steganographic attack. They are bloated with personal and sensitive information and increasingly targeted by malware . What's more, steganographic threats are bigger in instances ...

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