According to a study Google conducted with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, 5 percent of people visiting Google’s sites and services now have at least one ad injector installed. When it comes to malware, ad injectors may seem relatively benevolent at first. Show More Summary
Symantec says a new Trojan-based campaign, focused on the Middle East, is targeting the energy industry and its trade secrets.
One night you’re playing video games, the next morning your bank accounts have been emptied. It seems like a farfetched scenario that has no chance of happening to you, right? That’s what everyone thinks right before they have their identities stolen. Show More Summary
It starts with a pop-up window, usually on the help forums. It may be an error message that says your version of QuickTime is out of date. It isn’t. What you’re experiencing is a new kind of malware problem — the kind of attack that’s happened time and again on our forum and site. In […] The post Help us kill this malware (before it kills us) appeared first on Elliott.
Silk Road was shut down because it facilitated the illegal sale of drugs, firearms, malware, and other black market wares found on the deep Web. Its shuttering was supposed to be a feather in the cap of a government struggling to keep pace with criminals’ increasing reliance on computers over street corners. Show More Summary
When I ran the usual Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro scan today I noticed that the program detected a set of threats it called Hijack.Securityrun. The threats it detected during the scan were rated as high and malware, and pointed all to the Windows Registry. Show More Summary
Google Working on Project to Let You Receive and Pay Bills Directly Inside Gmail Google is currently working on a project that will allow Gmail users to more easily receive bills in their email inbox instead of their mailbox. Called Pony Express, the service also is designed to let people pay [...]
Bitcoins core technology, the blockchain, could be repurposed by hackers to serve harmful malware to unsuspecting cryptocurrency traders, according to INTERPOL. The blockchain is a decentralized public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions. Show More Summary
A collection of notable security news items for the week ending March 26, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
Microsoft Office scripting malware has become more and more common and aggressive lately as malware authors constantly develop new techniques to evade detection and deceive users. This kind of malware, as mentioned in previous posts, usually arrives as an attached document within a phishing email. Show More Summary
Researchers have developed simple but effective techniques to prevent sophisticated malware from secretly attacking smartphones.
Malware is never an easy subject for Android device owners. Savvy users usually say the matter is overblown and that they know how to protect themselves against such threats, though that’s not always the case. Google acknowledges the...Show More Summary
When you start to think about all the things that could go wrong when browsing the Internet, the web starts to look like a pretty scary place. Luckily, Internet users as a whole are getting far more savvy, and better at recognizing risky online behavior. Show More Summary
But there's a fix.
The latest update shores up browser defense against malware, phishing and unwanted software.
A new report on Tuesday by a cyber-security firm Palo Alto Networks has found that the attackers are installing malware in many of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android smartphones without knowledge of users. A CNBC article reported on the news and discussed about the vulnerability present in several Android smartphones and how attackers can use it […]
Reportedly, Android has one of its biggest security holes ever. In fact, almost 50 percent of Android devices are vulnerable to an attack that can swap out a user's pre-installed app with malware that can round up sensitive data. The...Show More Summary
There are multitudes of bots out there, and they're not all as friendly as this guy. Evil Robots Want In On Your Web Party "Wait. What's a bot?" you might ask. A bot is a piece of automated software with a set of predetermined functions. Show More Summary
Although Google has tightened app policies on the Play Store over the years, the company thinks it can do more to protect users. One way to do that is to crack down on the amount of malware and bad apps on its marketplace, so it's begun reviewing apps before they become available to download. Show More Summary
Point of sale (POS) attacks appear to have gained in popularity during the past year or so. We have seen major retail chains targeted by different strains of POS malware. Equipped with memory-scraping functionality, POS malware steals credit or debit card information from shoppers who use their cards for payments. Show More Summary