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What Is Malware? How It Can Affect Your Computer

Malicious software is what makes the Internet a dangerous place to roam unprotected.

The Scam Hunter: What It's Like to Track Internet Bad Guys For a Living

These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phony email links, misleading URLs, fake call centers; if you haven't already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what's stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the internet into a kill zone? Read more...

Chinese iOS malware stealing Apple IDs and passwords from jailbroken devices

Security researcher Stefan Esser (via ArsTechnica) has discovered that an issue reported on Reddit as causing crashes on jailbroken iPhones and iPads is actually a piece of malware designed to capture Apple IDs and passwords from infected devices. This malware appears to have Chinese origin and comes as a library called Unflod.dylib that hooks into all running processes […]

Jailbroken Apple iOS Devices Hit by 'Panda' Malware

Reddit users found a new type of malware called 'Unflod Baby Panda' that infects jailbroken iOS devices and steals Apple IDs.

iPhone malware exists, but the risk is nothing like it is with Android

While most reports detail Android malware efforts from malicious parties looking to take advantage of Android’s popularity in order to steal personal data and money from users, iOS isn’t completely safe from malware. A Reddit user has...Show More Summary

Baby Panda Malware Stealing Apple IDs And Passwords [Jailbreak]

A new malware campaign targetting users of jailbroken iOS devices has been discovered by reddit users. Called “Unflod Baby Panda,” the malware hooks into all running processes of jailbroken devices and tries to steal their Apple ID and corresponding password. … Read more ›

Michaels breach – a sign of the times?

Tango down!  Michaels has confirmed the latest in credit card breaches as many as 3 million credit and debit cards were potentially stolen in yet another retail malware attack.  Michaels officially reports that the situation has been contained, but for … Continue reading ?

‘Highly sophisticated malware’ stole credit card data from 3M Michaels customers

After LaCie announced earlier this week it was the victim of a massive credit card breach that lasted for a year, crafts store Michaels revealed in a press release that hackers may have stolen credit card data for 3 million of its customers, including buyers that shopped at its Aaron Brothers subsidiary. Show More Summary

Michaels Stores says 2.6M cards were breached

It says the attacks, which used highly sophisticated malware not seen before, began last year and have been contained

Scary Android malware uses Facebook to bypass two-factor authentication

Android users have yet another piece of malware to worry about. PC World points out a technique that is specifically targeting Facebook users who use mobile banking. On computers infected with this trojan, users will see a message when...Show More Summary

Google Let A Malicious App That Could Steal Information Off Your Android Phone Into Its App Store

Security firm FireEye discovered a malicious strain of malware that infected Android devices according to a company blog post. The report neglected to provide the name of the app, but it was able to alter the icons of other applications on the phone or tablet's home screen. Show More Summary

Data swiped from LaCIe and other news from April 15, 2014

News from Tuesday afternoon includes: LaCie is notifying customers that malware was used to gain access to customer transactions between March 27, 2013, and March 10, 2014. Customers who have shopped through LaCie's site during this time might...

Google Patches Pesky Android Icon Permissions Problem

Android users should be aware of a sneaky phishing and malware scheme that FireEye mobile security researchers have uncovered. The researchers have put up a blog post about the issue, which involves a malicious app with normal protection...Show More Summary

Using Bitcoin To Detect Malware

Now that you can actually buy things with bitcoins, it’s become a playground for modern malware authors. [Eric] recently lost about 5 BTC because of some malware he installed and decided to do something about it. He came up with BitcoinVigil,...Show More Summary

HACKERS BUSTED BEFORE PILFERING MILLIONS FROM BANKS

According to documents newly unsealed by the Justice Department, nine hackers have been charged with conspiring to use malware to collect bank data and steal millions. 

How to Safely Use Windows XP, After Microsoft Stopped Support

Microsoft has shipped its final update for Windows XP, which means all the new security holes will not be patched. Nobody knows what will happen next, but malware writers are expected to target the remaining machines. If you are still running Windows XP, it would be a good idea to make it as secure as... Read More

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