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New Rombertik malware attacks hard drives, wipes MBR if detected

A new malware, Rombertik, is making headlines for its hostile response to investigation techniques. When it detects an attempt, it attacks the master boot record of the local hard drive.

Rombertik malware wipes hard drives to prevent detection

16 hours agoTechnology / Security : Zero Day

Attempts to detect or analyze Rombertik trigger wiped hard drives and computer system destruction in response.

Malware on Android: The 5 Types You Really Need to Know About

Malware can affect mobile as well as desktop devices. But don’t be afraid: a bit of knowledge and the right precautions can protect you from threats like ransomware and sextortion scams. What is Malware? Malware is software with malicious intent. Show More Summary

Great, Now Hackers Are Apparently Hiding Malware In Job Applications Submitted Online

Though we often think of all the stress in a hiring process as being on the side of the job seeker, businesses have a new potential part of the process to worry about: Researchers say hackers are infecting companies by slipping malware...Show More Summary

Zero Day Weekly: DHS certifies FireEye, Chrome password snafu, Kaspersky FREAK weakness

A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 1, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.

The Case for A Digital Center for Disease Control for Malware

The Black Plague ravaged Europe in middle ages and took an untold number of lives in its wake. Centuries later the Spanish Flu was a horrible malady that took millions of lives. With each outbreak of these contagions people learned a little more from the mistakes and missteps of the [...]

Why 'Ransomware' is targeting Australian businesses

Our businesses face a deluge of malware that effectively holds their data or device hostage and here's why many are sitting ducks.

Hackers Used Malware to Fake Views on Pro-Russia Videos

A group of cybercriminals has been infecting victims with malware, using them to inflate views on pro-Russian videos in an attempt to make them go viral, according to new research by security firm Trustwave. The videos identified byShow More Summary

Are App Stores Really Safe? How Smartphone Malware Is Filtered Out

Do you have malware on your phone? Unless you’ve rooted or jailbroken your device, the answer is probably no. Smartphone viruses are real, but app stores do a pretty good job of filtering them out. Of course, no process is perfect. Stuff has gotten through, which we’ll get to. Show More Summary

The Scary Truth About Computer Viruses and Malware

Antivirus is terminally ill. There are many who will say it's already dead (some will even say that happened a decade ago), that the bad guys have won and no one can trust antivirus any more. As a computer security professional, I wouldn't advise anyone to surf the web without it. Show More Summary

Make Your Mobile App Secure with MetaCert Security API

We are happy to announce that we have worked with MetaCert to provide a security API to enable our developers to protect their apps from malicious and unwanted links. Most mobile malware is downloaded when end users click on malicious links inside legitimate apps. Show More Summary

Why this man is teaching people how to write malware for Macs

Patrick Wardles says that he "drinks the Apple juice." At the same time, the director of research at Synack, Inc. r ecently gave a presentation at the elite Infiltrate hacking conference in Miami Beach detailing " exactly how to practically...Show More Summary

What Is the Best Antivirus App for Android?

Smartphone antivirus software has become big business in recent years. The Android operating system is under an ever-increasing threat from malware, viruses, and other undesirable programs, and the requirement to protect yourself against these threats is now more important than ever. Show More Summary

Lock-down your Windows system with Simple Software-restriction Policy

Simple Software-restriction Policy allows you to harden Windows machines by adding Linux-like execute permissions to them. Windows by default does not prevent software from being run from any location on the computer which malware and unwanted software exploit. Show More Summary

Top iOS news of the week: WhatsApp calling, malware, haptic

In the world of iOS this week was news about a hack the causes endless reboot cycles, a patent that uses haptic technology to simulate textures on a device, and you can now make free calls with WhatsApp.

Fandroids, take your phone's antivirus and burn it – Android bod

Our security is that good, honest RSA 2015  Google takes a lot of stick from Apple and others over malware on the Android platform, but the company thinks the OS is now so secure that users don't need antivirus software.…

Ransomware decryptor

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

If you or someone you love has been hijacked by Coinvault ransomware -- malware that encrypts your data and won't decrypt it unless you transfer Bitcoin to criminals -- Kaspersky may be able to help you (via Hacker News)

Report: One in Five Android Apps Is Malware

Phandroids take note: According to Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, nearly 20 percent of all Android apps are malware in disguise.

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