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.
Attempts to detect or analyze Rombertik trigger wiped hard drives and computer system destruction in response.
Rombertik will go to great lengths to keep its private parts private.
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
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
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 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 [...]
Our businesses face a deluge of malware that effectively holds their data or device hostage and here's why many are sitting ducks.
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
Sophisticated Mumblehard spamming malware flew under the radar for five years.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.…
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)
Phandroids take note: According to Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, nearly 20 percent of all Android apps are malware in disguise.