Morgan Culbertson, the coder behind the making of Dendroid malware has finally pleaded guilty in court, and things are not looking very good for him!
As if the creation of malware wasn’t bad enough, it seems that a student from Carnegie Mellon University, a 20-year by the name of Morgan C. Culbertson, decided that he would profit from the creation of malware by selling it to other people. Show More Summary
How to see if a Mac has been infected and what to do about it; plus, changing uppercase to lowercase, and vice versa, in Microsoft Word.
A student from Carnegie Mellon University could face prison time after admitting to a federal court judge that he was responsible for creating Android malware.
Google helped the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to uncover a spear phishing campaign that was using a fake electronicfrontierfoundation.org domain to infect certain targets.
No, electronicfrontierfoundation.org is not the EFF site you're looking for.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put out an alert noting that, as part of a larger spear phishing attack campaign, to try to gain control over computers, a group has created a fake EFF website, designed to trick people into thinking they're going to EFF's actual website, but really installing some pretty nasty malware. Show More Summary
81 percent of health care executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber-attack during the past two years, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey. InShow More Summary
Last fall, we wrote about how the FBI had set up a fake AP news story in order to implant malware during an investigation. This came out deep in a document that had been released via a FOIA request by EFF, and first noticed by Chris Soghoian of the ACLU. Show More Summary
A rather scary piece of iPhone malware would let an attacker spy on a target using an approved App Store app without the person’s knowledge. In fact, the malware app could continue to gather data for the hackers — or for a spy agency...Show More Summary
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland confirmed on Thursday it has detained a Russian citizen, Maxim Senakh, at the request of U.S. federal authorities on computer fraud charges, in a move that Russia calls illegal.
The Advanced Persistent Threat You Have: Google Chrome (PDF) — argues that if you can’t detect and classify Google Chrome’s self-updating behaviour, you’re not in a position to know when you’re hit by malware which also downloads and executes code …
Proponents of ad-blocking software may have another reason to continue blocking ads. A new report from cybersecurity firm Cyphort published this morning notes that instances of malware served via online advertising networks increased 325 percent between June 2014 and February of this year. Show More Summary
By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet, Contributor I just bought an Android tablet after living exclusively in the Apple iOS world for the past couple years. The cost of the cheaper Android tablet was great, and my geek side surely will enjoy the customization options in the days ahead. Show More Summary
Protecting your computer from viruses and online malware is the most important thing you need to take into consideration. If you have, for some months now, been using your computer without an antivirus application, then you need to find one. Show More Summary
If you've recently visited the online dating website Plenty of Fish, it's time to do a system scan for malware, thanks to a malicious ad.
The push for computer and online security awareness seems to become more difficult as the years roll by. While viruses and malwares, Trojans and backdoors have all been pushed into the public consciousness thanks to TV shows and movies, we think of these threats purely as computer-based. Show More Summary
If you’re looking for love on the dating website, PlentyOfFish, you might find malware instead. Internet security vendor, Malwarebytes, has detected a malvertising attack on the site. Considering PlentyOfFish has upwards of 100 million users, this has the potential to affect a lot of people worldwide. More »
Microsoft emits emergency patch for a zero-day flaw found in Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11, found by Google researcher, Clement Lecigne. Users should update their machines immediately as the vulnerability is already actively exploited.
If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a malware attack, you’ll know that it can be frustrating and time consuming to remove the infection and repair your system. Manual removal requires downloading a removal tool and booting into...Show More Summary