A collection of notable security news items for the week ending July 3, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
The FBI has raised the bounty on the man it believes is the criminal mastermind behind one of the most widely used malware attack tools in the world, to $4.2 million. The FBI revealed the $1.2 million bounty increase on its "Cyber Most Wanted" page. Show More Summary
The 20-year-old is believed to have developed over 100 banking Trojans in only the past few years.
Smartmobe bloatware goes from annoying to dangerous AND annoying The the Budapest University of Technology and Economics' Security Evaluation and Research Laboratory (SEARCH-LAB) says "malicious attackers controlling the network are able to install arbitrary applications" on LG's Android phones, thanks to a flaw in their software update mechanism.…
A digital security firm released a report on which popular superhero yielded the most malware online when searched.
Apple has plugged a stream of vulnerabilities in its OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 operating system, some of which could be exploited by hackers to install malware on victims’ systems. The OS X Yosemite update plugs over 70 security issues, some of which affect commonly used systems, such as graphics, Mail, Bluetooth, QuickTime and Spotlight. Show More Summary
Honeywell has now teamed up with Intel Security to give protection against IoT hacking attempts on devices.This joint partnership will aid The Internet Of Things, customers in protecting their systems from malware by Honeywell utilizing Intel Security’s McAfee technologies into its Industrial Cyber Security Solutions. Show More Summary
Software tied to "Animal Farm" group, state-sponsored hackers who hit Syria.
Earlier this year, security researchers tracked down and dissected Babar and Casper, two powerful cyberespionage tools likely created by France’s spies. Now, a researcher has found and analyzed the latest member of the so-called “Animal...Show More Summary
Very malware. Much deception. Wow.
Federal and state officials say the developer of the app "Prized" created the program to try to mine virtual currency
Facebook added a new weapon to its anti-malware arsenal, making Kaspersky Malware Scan from Kaspersky Lab available to users. Kaspersky Malware Scan joins other anti-malware offerings from ESET, F-Secure and Trend Micro. Trevor Pottinger,...Show More Summary
In a recent article on the Percona blog, I recommended readers to a tool called CamStudio for making technical screen recordings. The blog post was very popular and got 300+ Facebook likes in a short time. Providentially though, a reader...Show More Summary
From Alibaba to Baidu, some of the biggest firms in China are backing jailbreaks, some even funding hackers to find vulnerabilities in Apple's operating system to open iOS up to non-ordained kit. It's all because of the massive third-party...Show More Summary
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending June 26, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
Kaspersky's antivirus technology will be used to eradicate threats including phishing campaigns and malware infections.
After being attacked by hackers, the Internet has taught many users about the importance of securing their computers and mobile devices with anti-virus programs. Anti-virus programs are an essential line of defense against malwares that can delete files, reformat the hard drive and corrupt installed programs. Show More Summary
Well, this is a really a great news for Facebook users. How many of you have been troubled by some nefarious software or tool which you don’t remembering installing on your computer? Almost every one of us have experienced it and we know how bad it can be. Show More Summary
This week, Alex Yucel was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in the distribution of "Blackshades" malware technology. Since 2010, the technology was distributed to thousands of people in over 100 countries. Yucel plead guilty...Show More Summary