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Router redirecting to unwanted Adobe Flash update malware site - Moon Virus?

Bear with me, for now this will be a tiny post, a placeholder, but I am looking for feedback, ideas, comments and I will keep this post updated. The scenario: My local sandwich shop where I often hang out and work remotely has a wireless...Show More Summary

Google’s Security News: Malware’s Down, And You’re Heeding More Of Its Warnings.

2 hours agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

Google’s security chief has a simple definition of success: invisibility. “This is our desired outcome,” Stephan Somogyi said as a screengrab of a blank browser window appeared beside him: “absolutely nothing.“ In that half-hour presentation...Show More Summary

Sally Beauty: Investigation Confirms Customer Payment Info May Have Been Put At Risk, But Not Debit PINs

Three weeks after Sally Beauty first said it was looking into whether it’d been the victim of a hack attack, the company says it’s confirmed that criminals used malware on some of its point-of-sale systems, possibly exposing payment information for customers who used cards at some of its U.S. stores. Criminals deployed the malware at certain stores during “varying … [More]

When Hackers Get Hacked: the Malware Servers of a Data-Stealing Campaign

Selling stolen data is an easy way for cybercriminals to make some quick money on cyber black markets. The following flowchart shows a generic credential-stealing campaign in action. In the last step, the flow is bidirectional. The malware makes a two-way authentication-free connection between the victim and the attacker. Show More Summary

Zero Day Weekly: IRS blames Russia, a loose Moose, Megaupload malware

11 hours agoTechnology / Security : Zero Day

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 29, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.

Sally Beauty Says Malware Used at Point-of-Sale Systems

Sally Beauty Holdings said malware was used on some of its point-of-sale systems in March and April.

After FBI domain expires, seized serves up porn

CIRFU.Net domain bought on GoDaddy by "black-hat SEO" operator—malware hijinks ensue.

Almost anyone can make ransomware with this horrifying new program

We might be entering a whole new era of malware, one where even those who lack any semblance of deep technical expertise will be able to acquire and disseminate viruses and the like on the fly. Speaking to this point, security researchers...Show More Summary

Seized Megaupload Domains Link to Scam Ads and Malware

The Department of Justice has made a grave error as several seized Megaupload domains are now being exploited for nefarious purposes. A few days ago both and began directing visitors to scams and malware, presumably because the FBI's cybercrime unit lost control of the main nameserver. Show More Summary

Arms control treaty could land security researchers like me in jail

Op-ed: Proposed restrictions on the export of malware could make the world less safe.

This Creepy New Malware Tracks Your Subway Ride

Even if you don't have cell phone service underground

Hackers could use malware to track subway riders’ whereabouts

While locking down cellular data and GPS connections on smartphones has always been the top security priority for manufacturers, it may be the overlooked motion sensors that provide the biggest window for hackers to spy on us. Researchers from Nanjing University have developed a technique that allows near-realtime tracking of unknowing subway riders. Show More Summary

The Moose is loose: Linux-based worm turns routers into social network bots

Malware can infect IoT devices—including medical devices—with weak authentication.

Linux creator says Windows, OS X, iOS and Android are all malware

Richard Stallman, known for his instrumental role in the creation of Linux, has written an opinion piece arguing that nearly any operating system you might use today can be considered malware, and that goes for popular mobile platforms as well as desktop operating systems. Show More Summary

Retailers targeted by new point-of-sale malware through job requests

The NitlovePOS malware spreads through phishing campaigns and extracts both track one and two payment card data.

Meet ‘Tox': Ransomware for the Rest of Us

The packaging of malware and malware-construction kits for cybercrime “consumers” has been a long-running trend. Various turnkey kits that cover remote access plus botnet plus stealth functions are available just about anywhere. Ransomware, though very prevalent, has not yet appeared in force in easy-to-deploy kits. Show More Summary

It sounds like Apple will make it nearly impossible to jailbreak the iPhone with iOS 9 (AAPL)

Apple is reportedly working on a new security system for iOS and Mac called "Rootless," which will supposedly prevent malware and make it difficult to jailbreak the iPhone, according to a new report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman. Jailbreaking,...Show More Summary

Zero Day Weekly: Wassenaar considered harmful, car hacking, bad news for AdultFriendFinder

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 22, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.

Reduce the risk of downloading Windows malware on the Internet

If you download software programs regularly for Windows, you probably do your due diligence when it comes to making sure that the programs are safe and not malicious in nature. While you find lots of clean programs on the Internet for the operating system, there is probably an even greater number of infected programs out […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary

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