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Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:10

Android faces the most malware attacks

Cisco has released the latest report in which they presented the results of research on malware on mobile platforms.

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Friday, 03 January 2014 23:13

Snapchat security flaws exposed

After last week experts from Gibson Security found security holes in the application Snapchat, on the internet appeared web page under a name SnapchatDB! where there is allegedly database with usernames of Snapchat users and their associated phone numbers.

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Monday, 25 November 2013 20:37

NSA spreading malicious software

According to new information provided to the media by Edward Snowden,  American National Security Agency (NSA) has set a malicious software into more than 50,000 computer networks of the world.

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Saturday, 02 November 2013 14:10

badBIOS: worst Malware to date, or Social Experiment

While it is commonly understood that Malware is a major threat to anyone with a computer, tablet or phone, what is not acknowledged is that Malware is much more than that. In the late-1990s a bit or Malware was released that actually infected the basic operating system that runs every computer, the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). This bit of malware called Chernobyl was designed to wipe a systems BIOS on a preset date. 

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As if it were not bad enough that the NSA, FBI, Local Law Enforcement and the Copyright industry is spying on you now we find out that even rent-to-own companies are doing it. Yup, you read that right: rent-to-own companies are leasing/selling computers to their customers that have spyware installed on them. According to a complaint filed by the FTC against Aaron’s they have been doing this for a while and their efforts have caught everything from logins to actual pictures of the people on the other end of the line.

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Malware is a nasty thing that touches every corner of the consumer electronics market. No matter what type of device you have someone, somewhere will find a way to write malware to compromise it. Over the last two weeks there has been a resurgence of a very nasty bit of Malware called CryptoLocker. This malware sneaks in through poisoned websites or emails (typically in a .zip file) using multiple flaws in Java. Once in it reaches out and encrypts every Microsoft office file it can see including on shared drives. There is no real cure for this one and you end up losing data and time as you reload your computer.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 18:43

Dropbox users hit by fraudalent e-mails

The company Appriver warned users of Dropbox service to increase caution, as false messages that ask users to change the password they use when signing up for service appeared once again. Fraudulent email messages are composed so that at first glance they look like they were really sent from Dropbox Team.

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Every so often demand for a product out paces people’s common sense. In the past we have watched as people have happily downloaded malware thinking they are getting something early or for free. It is not an unknown or uncommon happening. This time the product in question is GTA V for PC and the consequences for,… let’s call it eagerness, is not good at all.

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Thursday, 17 October 2013 19:53

There’s gold in them thar exploits

In a career that has spanned over 20 years in IT I have met a lot of people from different industries. Many of these people I have not kept in contact with and some I have. Occasionally when talking to some of them something will be said that might not hit home until a little later. This was the case with something that was said to be by an acquaintance who just happens to work as a technical manager at a security consulting company. During our talk I mentioned that it seemed like systems were getting much more insecure, and he joked saying: why would any security company want to work themselves out of business?

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In keeping with our recent focus on security we have some bad news for users of Google’s Chrome Web Browser. It would seem that the way Chrome caches web pages to deliver performance also exposes that information to malicious individuals. Security researchers at Identity Finders confirmed something that we have suspected since the launch of the browser many years ago. Chromes cache stores user information including names, email and mailing addresses, credit card, bank account phone and even social security numbers if entered into the browser.

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