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India Ranks 4th In The World For Mobile Malware. Chandigarh, Bangalore Leads

With tremendous growth in Smartphones across the world, these devices have become the new playground for spreading trojans and malwares and Indian users are at the forefront. According to the report by leading security company F-Secure...Show More Summary

Decryptolocker Saves You From the Popular Cryptolocker Ransomware

Cryptolocker is a nasty piece of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds them ransom. If you don't pay for a code to unlock the files, you don't get them back. FireEye and Fox-IT recently launched a tool to help users get their files back. Read more...

Microsoft’s Upgraded EMET 5.0 Offers More Windows Protection

We recently covered Microsoft's lesser-known Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) that adds protection against malware. Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties. Read more...

There’s Something Really Phishy About Open Carry Texas

Open Carry Texas’s website appears to have been hacked and infested with Malware. So, who will their fearless leader C.J. Grisham blame this attack on? Benghazi? The IRS? Obummer? The NSA?   Naturally, the group is blaming gun control advocates, just because. #guncontrolextremists have attacked the OCT website. We are aware of the issue. It [...]

Rihanna replaces Taylor Swift as malware bait – the top 10 Facebook scams and how to avoid them

Sponsored Post: There's been no let up for Facebook as one of the biggest breeding grounds for scams. Learn the top 10 and how to protect yourself from them.

Pitou Q&A

What is Pitou?A recently spotted spambot malware that shares many similarities from the notorious kernel-mode spambot Srizbi. After further analysis, we confirmed it is a revival of Srizbi. We named this latest malware Pitou. After some...Show More Summary

12 Computer Security Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Here are 12 common mistakes that result in malware infections, computer viruses or getting your computer outright hacked.

Thousands of Android phones are being hijacked by terrifying ransomware

Android users beware — another major malware threat has taken the mobile world by storm. According to San Francisco-based security firm Lookout, nearly 900,000 Android phones have been targeted by a form of ransomware called “ScarePackage” in the last 30 days, The New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Target malware still causing trouble, could affect 1,000 U.S. businesses

The cyber attacks that put 40 million credit card numbers and other information stored in Target Corp. cash register systems at risk could be even more widespread than previously thought. According to an advisory released Friday, The U.S. Department of … Continue reading ?

USB Condom: charge your devices without allowing sneaky data-transfers

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Those public USB charging points are tempting, but could be used to propagate all kind of grotesque malware (imagine what happens when your phone's camera, mic, storage, keyboard and GPS start leaking your data to voyeurs and identity thieves) -- sure, you can always buy a charge-only cable, but these crowdfunded adapters turn any cable into a power-only source. Read the rest

Hilariously confused Comcast rep thinks Steam is a platform for malware

Steam is a hugely popular online gaming store that counts roughly 75 million users worldwide — you may have heard of it. If you haven’t heard of it, however, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s no barrier to you getting a job as a Comcast customer service representative. Show More Summary

Patent reveals how Twitter could protect users from malware on the mobile Web

Twitter has been granted a patent for detecting malware on mobile sites, according to a filing made public this month. According to the patent, filed back in 2012, Twitter could protect users from malware by crawling websites with “an emulated mobile device to cause behaviors to occur which may be malicious.” After Twitter’s bot visits […]

UPS Store Malware Likely Hit Many Other Companies

The Backoff point-of-sale malware infection that hit 51 UPS Stores may be very widespread, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) stated today (Aug. 22) in an alert. "US-CERT is aware of Backoff malware compromising...Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanners | Threat Level | WIRED “In their malware demonstration, the researchers used a distinctive image to signal to their software that the scanner should replace a certain person’s image with an innocuous one. “ tags: tsa scanners weekly technology future The Smithsonian Wants You! (To Help […]

Report: More than 1,000 U.S. companies targeted by cyber attacks

The Department of Homeland Security says that more than 1,000 U.S. businesses have fallen victim to hacker malware that steals financial and personal information from customers after they swipe their credit cards. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty...Show More Summary

FireEye A Reasonably Priced Growth Stock

By David Hernandez: FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) is a provider of cyber security solutions. Their solutions are used in the detection of unknown, highly sophisticated malware, and persistent attacks. Management has been rapidly growing operations and revenue. Show More Summary

Mobile Phone Ransomware: Dark Portents For Cyborgs

last weekOdd : FuturePundit

Hackers are planting bugs on mobile phones and demanding ransoms to get them removed. The continued successes of virus and malware authors do not bode well for cyborgs. Some people are eager to become cyborgs, mixtures of flesh and powerful computing machines with perhaps robotic extensions thrown in. Show More Summary

Bits Blog: U.S. Finds ‘Backoff’ Hacker Tool Is Widespread

The Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that more than 1,000 businesses had been infected with the cash register malware used in the Target data breach and others, leading to the theft of data from millions of customers’ payment cards.

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