For a lot of us, “compromised smartphone security” is basically synonymous with “time to run another malware scan”, and as such, we view security threats more as inconveniences rather than the dangers they really are. Maybe the problem is that we aren’t fully aware of what hackers can really do with our smartphones. Show More Summary
A new kind of point-of-sale malware, which uses multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption to cover its tracks, has been identified by security researchers — and is being help up as the most complex software of its kind yet to be identified in the wild. More »
A new kind of point-of-sale malware, which uses multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption to cover its tracks, has been identified by security researchers—and is being help up as the most complex software of its kind yet to be identified in the wild. Read more...
Just as millions of Americans are steeling themselves for the holiday shopping season, cybersecurity researchers are warning about a stealthy malware aimed at stealing credit card and debit card numbers from retailers. Cybersecurity firm iSight Partners revealed research about the malware, dubbed...
There is a constant cat and mouse game between malware, security software companies and computer users, and the chance of one side winning the battle seems slim at best. Malwarebytes revealed recently on Malwarebytes Unpacked how Vonteera, a malware previously classified as adware, operates. Show More Summary
Holiday shoppers beware: A nearly undetectable form of data-stealing malware has infected many retail stores' credit-card readers.
A new report warns it is largely undetectable by current anti-virus scans.
Just as millions of Americans are steeling themselves for one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year, cybersecurity researchers are warning about a stealthy malware aimed at stealing credit card and debit card numbers from retailers. Cybersecurity firm iSight on Tuesday publicly disclosed research about the malware, dubbed ModPOS, which the company says is largely […]
That problematic Dell certificate and private key that had the Internet buzzing yesterday? Dell wants you to know it’s not malware. But they’ll help you remove it anyway. In the official response they […]
A man and woman are in hot water for offering a service which made malware undetectable.
BOSTON (By Jim Finkle, Reuters) – U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. “This is by far the most sophisticated point-of-sale malware seen to date,” said Maria Noboa, […]
By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. Show More Summary
Malware. Porn. Apps. Seems like a match made in heaven […]
Lenovo found themselves in hot water when they shipped Superfish malware pre-installed on their machines. Now Dell is caught up in a similar scandal. There were a few reasons that the security community […]
We often write about malware here at MakeUseOf. One of the most perniciously evil types of malware is the “Remote Access Trojan”, or RAT. What separates them from the rest of the malware pack is that once installed, they allow an attacker to remotely control the infected computer from anywhere in the world. Show More Summary
The customers of 54 hotels now need to keep an eye on their credit as financial data has been stolen.
Starwood, the luxury hotel group that owns and operates dozens of properties across the globe, has confirmed that 54 of its properties were caught in a malware attack designed to harvest credit and debit card information from cash registers...Show More Summary
Aaron Martinez MyNotes Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) Everywhere...Malware Detection Attack Continuum Before: Discover, Enforce, Harden, Reputation Filtering is done on URLs before During - Detect, Block, Defend: Signature, AV, Spam...Show More Summary
Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the company behind nearly a dozen hotel brands, says that more than 50 of its locations suffered from a malware attack on point-of-sale systems.
App reviews are important because firstly they let users know if the app really does what it says it does and if it is worth downloading. It also serves to point out errors, bugs, and can also sometimes help identify malware disguised as apps that have snuck their way past app reviewers. Show More Summary