News tagged: Malware
Google is constantly fighting malware and its latest move will lock down Chrome apps to fight bad software. All Chrome extensions must now be hosted on the Chrome Web Store. That means you can no longer download plugins from third-party sources that aren't governed by Google.
In case you weren't online over the last weekend, don't worry, we have you covered. No, I'm not asking you to check out all the news posts that were made over the weekend. It's way simpler. All the best tech news from the weekend has been rounded up here, by category.
Millions of dollars are being spent on spyware by the DEA. Motherboard reports $2.4 million was spent on a "remote control system" that can be put into a phone to record texts, emails, passwords, and nearby conversations. Government records revealed the cost.
Android malware was cut in half during 2014, Google says. In the company's Android State of the Union report, Google said that bad software installations dropped by 50% last year. Just 1 percent of all Android devices had a bad malware-infested application installed...
Panda Security reports malware had a record-breaking year in 2014. The security firm says there were twice as many new types of malware detected last year than there were in 2013. Each day, on average, 200,000 new types of malware were detected by the firm.
It was recently discovered that the NSA and GCHQ may have hacked into Gemalto, the world's largest SIM card maker. It is now being reported that the NSA could have used its access to SIMs to plant spyware directly on the affected phones. Many carriers use the SIMs.
Lenovo is now having to own up to the fact that it royally screwed up with Superfish, a piece of adware that was pre-installed on tons of laptops. The company's CTO is responding to the issue by saying the company "messed up." CTO Peter Hortensius is owning up.
The tactics used in the security industry to avoid hacks and other forms of cyber attack are not effective, a FireEye study has found. FireEye researchers say hackers are far ahead of the white hat industry and new tactics being developed for security are largely
Wordpress is one of the most used content management system by users thanks to its simplicity and big support. Thanks to Sucuri analysis, we now know that over 100,000 Wordpress sites are infected by the SoakSoak malware and are being blacklisted by Google.
A piece of malware called Destover has been discovered, and it is using the Sony security certificate. By operating with that certificate, the malware has an easier time infecting Windows machines since many are made to readily work with certificates from a
A statement from the FBI has been sent out to companies in the United States warning of a piece of malware that has been used against US-based businesses. The malware is capable of accessing data on hard drives and overriding it. Reports claim the malware in
Regin is the latest piece of malware to make its way into news reports, and while the malware is concerning, it is primarily a threat in non-English speaking nations. A report from security company Symantec shows that Regin, which has existed since 2008, is a big issue
BadUSB, the attack that can compromise the security of almost any USB device with malware, is leaving the lab. Researcher Karsten Nohl first demonstrated a BadUSB attack two months ago, and while Nohl has avoided releasing the code for the attack,...
A report in the New York Times says that a fake application is being passed around Hong Kong that includes malware. The app is part of a phishing scam, and it has been promoted by fake entities on WhatsApp. The messages promoting the app say it was designed by Code4HK
Zeus malware variant Dyre is no longer just being used against financial institutions, as new reports say the malware has been used to attack Salesforce. As reported by Ars Technica on Tuesday, security firm Adallom thinks Dyre could be used against practically any
Google's Safe Browsing feature is fairly good at its job, even though it does sometimes try to flag sites that really are not harmful. Today, the search giant has announced that it is updating the Safe Browsing feature to warn people when they are downloading files
We would like to think that people are able to spot certain scams, but unfortunately, that is not the case. It turns out that hackers are using fake EA sports accounts during the World Cup to trick people into handing over login information. MalwareBytes is report in...
Buying almost any electronic from China is risky nowadays, but a new report from Heise gives even more of a reason to be careful if you are buying phones from the country. Heise says that the Star N9500 Android smartphone has been found to include the Uupay.D trojan...
Authorities from 17 countries have worked together to arrest at least 100 cybercriminals involved with the BlackShades malware which has been used to infect an estimated 500,000 computers. BlackShades provides a hacker with complete remote access to a victim's...
Google is pushing out a new update for "Verify Apps," a service that is available to all Android devices running Android 2.3 and above. Before the update, the service would scan apps for suspicious activity/malware only during installation. However, the update...