Malware

Open-source Spyware Bypasses Google Play Defenses — Twice

Google Play Store continues to attract sketchy Android apps despite its best efforts to screen incoming apps for malware. In a new report published by security firm ESET, researchers have discovered the first known instance of an open-source spyware...
Related topics: Open Source Software, Google, Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology

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Want To Survive Ransomware? Here’s How To Protect Your Pc

PR Image Factory/Shutterstock Ransomware is everything bad about humanity distilled into malware—maliciousness, greed, and casual incompetence. It encrypts your files and demands payment for a key that might not even work. But with the right...
Related topics: Data Backups

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Cryptojacking Malware Found In 11 Rubygem Language Repositories

Malware designed to surreptitiously infect victims’ computer systems and mine cryptocurrency on behalf of hackers has been found in 11 code libraries on programming language manager RubyGems. Hackers exploited RubyGems – a package manager for...
Related topics: Computer Security, Hackers

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Denuvo Drm Solution Coming To Android Mobile Games

Phones definitely need protection from different elements whether from actual and physical elements or from different malware that abound. When it comes to mobile games, broken or those laden with viruses are simply considered as malware. To make...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology

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Here's A Top Tip: Don't Trust The New Guy – Block Web Domains Less Than A Month Old. They Are...

Better to be aggressive and safe than sorry IT admins could go a long way towards protecting their users from malware and other dodgy stuff on the internet if they ban access to any web domain less than a month old.…

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This Vpn Blocks Malware Using A Database Of 3.5 Million Known Threats

When you work online, security is pretty important. The last thing you want is client information or financial data to be stolen by a hacker on a coffee shop Wi-Fi network. For this reason, using a VPN is a wise move for any desk worker. The...
Related topics: Databases, Computer Security, Hackers

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How To Temporarily (or Permanently) Disable And Re-enable Windows Defender On Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Defender offers real-time virus and malware protection to keep your PC safe. It is the best and most easily recommended anti-virus available — that is t say — if you don’t use Windows, you don’t...
Related topics: Microsoft

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Us Cyber Command Has Publicly Posted Malware Linked To A North Korea Hacking Group

U.S. Cyber Command, the sister division of the National Security Agency focused on offensive hacking and security operations, has released a set of new samples of malware linked to North Korean hackers. The military unit tweeted Wednesday that it...
Related topics: Computer Security, Hackers, Military

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Apple: Break Safari's Privacy Rules And We'll Treat You Like Malware - Cnet

The iPhone maker releases a no-fooling-around policy guiding its technology for stopping advertisers and websites from tracking you online.
Related topics: Apple, Iphone, Mobile Technology

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Windows 10 Has Two Critical Vulnerabilities; Update Now To Avoid Infection

Microsoft recently alerted users that it patched two critical remote code execution (RCE) "wormable" vulnerabilities, which could have allowed hackers to spread malware to PCs. If you haven't updated Windows 10 yet, get on it.
Related topics: Microsoft, Hackers, Computer Security

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Researchers Discover Malware That Records Users’ Screens When They Watch Porn

Researchers from antivirus developer ESET recently discovered a new form of spam-delivered malware that threatens to steal unsuspecting users’ passwords and financial information, and record their screens if they watch pornography. The virus is...
Related topics: Computer Security, Spam

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This Spooky Monero-mining Malware Waits To Be Controlled Remotely

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a mysterious new strain of cryptocurrency mining (cryptomining) malware that employs powerful techniques to avoid detection and analysis. Software firm Varonis determined the malware is based on Monero...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Header Aches In Firefox, Tor, Brave And Chrome As Http Opens New Security Holes

Alternative Services spec bungled by browser makers The HTTP Alternative Services header can be abused to conduct network reconnaissance and attacks, to bypass malware protection services, and to foil tracking defenses and privacy assumptions,...
Related topics: Firefox, Chrome

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Google Flags Preinstalled Malware As Hidden Threat On Millions Of Android Phones

Google flagged preinstalled malware on Android smartphones as a hidden threat. The team discovered that the Chamois malware was preloaded in 7.4 million Android devices, while the attention was on malware that people downloaded themselves.
Related topics: Google, Android, Mobile Technology

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Dslr Cameras Are Vulnerable To Ransomware Attacks

A security report detailing how it was possible to install ransomware on DSLR cameras was revealed today. A firmware update is already available to Canon users. Ransomware is a very nasty piece of malware that’s not built to damage the device or...
Related topics: DSLR, Firmware, Canon

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At&t Employees Took Bribes To Plant Malware On Company's Network

The DOJ this week announced that AT&T employees have been paid more than $1 million in bribes to unlock millions of smartphones, and to install malware and unauthorized hardware on the company's network. According to the full DOJ complaint...
Related topics: Mobile Technology

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Android Malware That Comes Preinstalled Is A Massive Threat - Cnet

The Android Security team's former tech lead, who's now a security researcher on Google's Project Zero, breaks down why.
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Google

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Google Researcher Details Ios Exploit That Can Take Over An Iphone With A Text Message

As a general rule, if you avoid clicking on suspicious links that might pop on your phone -- whether they're sent via text message or appear as an in-browser pop-up ad -- the odds of your device becoming infected with malware is slim to none. That...
Related topics: Google, Ios, Iphone, Mobile Technology

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Man Charged With Bribing At&t Workers To Unlock Phones

Muhammad Fahd, 34, allegedly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to AT&T workers to insert malware and misuse credentials to gain access to mobile devices

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Facebook Is Suing 2 Developers For Allegedly Hijacking People's Phones To Fraudulently Click On Ads...

Facebook is accusing two app developers of using malware to hijack people's phones to fraudulently click on ads to make money. The Californian tech giant announced on Tuesday that it has filed suit against LionMobi and Jedimobi. Facebook did not say...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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