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Analyzing KillDisk Ransomware, Part 1: Whitelisting

At McAfee Labs we recently analyzed the ransomware KillDisk. We will share our analysis in two parts: the first, this article, contains general information about the malware and its whitelisting technique; the second part will appear...Show More Summary

Stopping Malware With a Fake Virtual Machine

As we explained in a previous post, some advanced malware can detect a virtual environment such as a sandbox to avoid detection and analysis. Some threats can also detect monitoring tools used for malware analysis. Often such malware will not execute or change their behavior to appear harmless. Show More Summary

New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users

Mac malware discovered that can snap screenshots and use your webcam. The post New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Mac, Linux malware discovered targeting biomedical research

A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research. Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual network traffic coming from an infected Mac. Show More Summary

Digital Offers: Grab a two-year subscription to Private Internet Access VPN for $59

Nearly everything we do is online these days. From paying bills to opening credit cards, there is a huge potential for that information to get stolen in different ways. From browsing on an unsecured connection to malware, you are vulnerable...Show More Summary

Mac malware uses 'ancient' code to target biomedical facilities

Quimitchin Mac malware may be the first of 2017 to hit the headlines, but its code is buried in history.

Newly discovered Mac malware uses pre-OS X code

Security researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered a new type of Mac malware that surprisingly uses antiquated code to gain access to infected Apple computers. Dubbed Fruitfly, the malware, which is believed to have been created some time ago but has only now been detected, features antique system calls, some dating back to pre-OS X days. Show More Summary

Google explains how Android detects malware before it gets out of hand

Hummingbad, Ghost Push, and Googligan — malware that didn't stand a chance against Google's DOI metric. Security! No, really, security. That word is practically synonymous with the Android operating system, which is why the Android Developers Blog is always taking about it. Show More Summary

Google reveals how it flagged 25,000 Android apps for malware

Using an open platform like Android means you have to be willing to take the good with the bad. Without stirring up an annoying Android vs iOS debate, it’s a fact that Android plays host to more malware than iOS due, in part, to its open ecosystem. Show More Summary

Billion-dollar Hacker Gang Abuses Google Services To Control Malware

The creators of the Carbanak malware have already raked in more than a billion dollars. Their spree is far from over, however, and they're taking advantage of Google services to launch a new round of attacks.

'Fruitfly' malware patched by Apple relies on 'ancient' Mac system calls

Newly-patched Mac malware relies on some antiquated code predating the OS X era, but has been used in some previous real-world attacks on biomedical research groups, according to a prominent security software maker.

Cybercrime gang uses Google services for malware command and control

Gang behind multiple cyberattacks on banks and financial institutions has found a new way to manage its activities.

Google Explains How It Can Catch Malware Even When ‘Verify Apps’ Is Turned Off

Google's Verify apps can help block known malware infected applications, but sometimes the feature may be turned off. That's when Google uses the "Dead or Insecure" metric to determine which apps are dangerous.

Don't Fall for This New Chrome Malware Scam

Some Google Chrome browser users could be tricked into installing malware that appears to be a fix for a corrupted font.

Malwarebytes discovers new ‘Fruitfly’ malware running antiquated code on macOS

The team over at Malwarebytes has recently discovered what they’re calling “the first Mac malware of 2017”. The Fruitfly malware has been using antiquated code to help it run undetected for quite some time on macOS systems. It has reportedly been used in targeted attacks at biomedical research institutions. more… Filed under: Apple

This is how Google finds Android malware

Google has outlined its process for finding malware via the Android Developers blog and discusses its Verify Apps safety protocol.

Microsoft: Windows 10 hardening against 0-day exploits

One key focus of Microsoft when it comes to promoting the company's latest operating system Windows 10 is to hammer home that Windows 10 is better for security. The company published a blog post recently on the Microsoft Malware Protection...Show More Summary

Silence speaks louder than words when finding malware

Posted by Megan Ruthven, Software Engineer [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]In Android Security, we're constantly working to better understand how to make Android devices operate more smoothly and securely. One security solution included on all devices with Google Play is Verify apps. Show More Summary

Silence speaks louder than words when finding malware

In Android Security, we're constantly working to better understand how to make Android devices operate more smoothly and securely. One security solution included on all devices with Google Play is Verify apps. Verify apps checks if there are Potentially Harmful Apps (PHAs) on your device. Show More Summary

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