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Skype-based malware shows how 'peculiar' malicious code can be
A creative attacker used a modified version of the old Skype SDK and turned it into a remote-access Trojan Malware often does strange things, but this one -- which looked like Skype installed on a corporate domain controller -- was most "peculiar," says Jim Butterworth, a security expert at ManTech International, whose security subsidiary HBGary ... (more)
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
Required: A revamped antimalware strategy
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Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials
It's a sad day for the Internet... according to Trend Micro's security analysts, it's been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and - even more heartbreaking - cats being shared across the web contain malware capable of getting into your bank accounts.
Malwarebytes Moves to Protect Android Users From Growing Number of Aggressive Adware and Sneaky Apps
Such applications are often offered through legitimate channels, but mislead people with the aim of making money from aggressive advertising and in-app purchases, as well as taking unnecessary amounts of personal data.
FreedomPop Reveals the Privacy Phone
FreedomPop today announced the Privacy Phone, what it bills as a secure smartphone to protect users from hackers, government agencies, and spyware.
Avira Goes a All Ina on Free Antivirus
Avira has expanded performance and features in both Avira Free Antivirus and Avira Free Mac Security .
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Tim Anderson's ITWriting
The problem with backpedalling on Windows 8: it is the wrong direction
Lukas Mathis has a detailed post on Windows 8, including its advantages over the Apple iPad as a productivity tablet.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Small Business Trends
Malicious Apps On Google Play Increase By 388 Percent
Online security company RiskIQ has announced that the number of malicious apps on Google Play has increased by a staggering 388 percent.
Detroit's Niblock: Little personal information exposed by computer breach
City officials said Monday they had a recent computer security breach that affected files containing 'personal identifying information' on about 1,700 current and former city employees.
G Data Discovers Suspected Secret Service Software
Security experts at G Data have discovered and analyzed highly sophisticated and complex spyware.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Beware These 3 Tax-Time Cyber Traps
While a savvy small-business owner may not be fooled to open up an email about a Nigerian prince an email about a tax rebate may very well get a click.
Appeals Court Affirms Ruling in Favor of FTC, Upholds $163 Million...
In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission in its efforts to protect consumers from spyware and malware, a federal appeals court has upheld a district court ruling that imposed a judgment of more than $163 million on Kristy Ross for her role in an operation that used computer "scareware" to trick consumers into thinking their computers were ... (more)
Do Not Forget to Lock the Backdoor: Adopting a Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity
While cybersecurity has traditionally focused on blocking attacks from the outside through perimeter defenses , unfolding facts concerning the recent Target data breach have underscored the need for a more holistic approach.1 To penetrate Target's fortified cyber perimeter, attackers allegedly first breached the computer systems of one of Target's ... (more)
Apple's security flaws: Are you paranoid enough yet?
Apple's SSL encryption fail and iOS keylogging flaw juiced anxiety levels in an industry already reeling from security fatigue It's hard not to be paranoid about technology these days, what with the constant onslaught of data theft , zero-day exploits , malware botnets , and run-of-the-mill security vulnerabilities .
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Mac Observer
Bitcoin Stealing Mac Malware Spreads to Pirated Versions of Angry Birds
OSX/CoinThief, a trojan horse designed to steal Bitcoin-related login information from your Mac, has spread to pirated versions of Angry Birds.
Ask Dave Taylor!
Review: Hotspot Shield Elite VPN
How often are you connecting to the Internet via a shared or public wifi network? Too often, if you're not also paying close attention to your online security, because almost any data you send via an open wifi can be captured and analyzed by hackers or even spyware.
Apple: Mac Pro Firmware
OS X 10.9 Mavericks is the hot discussion topic currently, with more experiences and notes today about Apple's 10.9.2 update : Server copy failures with Windows networking; Disk Utility oddities; unwanted changes in Mail, AppleScripts, bookmarks, etc.; printing problems and recovery; update problems; bug with dual optical drives; a TechToolPro ... (more)
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Patent Issued for Security Language Translations with Logic Resolution
In professional settings, people exchange and share confidential information during project collaborations.
RSA 2014: Coviello rejects rumours of deal with NSA
Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA, rejected rumours that RSA is snooping for the US National Intelligence agency , in the opening keynote of RSA Conference 2014 in San Francisco.