Security researchers from Damballa have found a new variant of the Pushdo malware that's better at hiding its malicious network traffic and is more resilient to coordinated takedown efforts. The Pushdo Trojan program dates back to early 2007 and is used to distribute other malware threats, like Zeus and SpyEye. It also comes with its own spam engine module, known as...
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The first three months of 2013 have seen a surge in spam volume, as well as large numbers of samples of the Koobface social networking worm and master boot record (MBR) infecting malware, according to antivirus vendor McAfee. After remaining relatively stable throughout 2012, spam levels rose during the first quarter of 2013, reaching the highest volume seen in the past two...
(15 days ago)
Microsoft and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation have taken aim at a botnet network based on malware called Citadel that is held responsible for stealing people's online banking information and personal identities. The company, however, warned that because of Citadel's size and complexity, it does not expect to fully take out "all of the botnets in the world using the...
(13 days ago)
Do you have an anti-virus app on your Android phone yet? If not, a new study conducted by security firm NQ Mobile suggests you’re playing with fire: The number of malware threats to your Android phone has increased 163% over the past year alone. The study, which looked at over 5.3 million apps available in 406 different online stores, identified 65,227 different pieces of...
(2 months and 3 days ago)
Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Carol asked why there's so much of it. Why are there so many unwanted, tricky, manipulative, annoying, dangerous, and often illegal email messages going around? Because unscrupulous people can make a tidy profit mailing Spam. In 2010, Gmail spam expert Brad Taylor told Wired that “It costs $3,000 to rent a botnet and send out 100 million...
(3 months and 27 days ago)
The "NotCompatible" malware, designed to infect Android devices and turn them into unwitting Web proxies, is suddenly showing a sharp uptick in activity, according to mobile security vendor Lookout. The malware is essentially a simple network proxy, which pretends to be a system update in order to get unwitting users to install it. The idea seems to be gaining access to...
(3 months and 4 days ago)
Malicious software is nothing new to the cyber security world. So-called malware is what unscrupulous folk use to disrupt or gather sensitive data from our desktop computers. Targeted attacks with malware have been relatively unseen on smartphones, those other computers we carry around that are teeming with personal data.
(2 months and 25 days ago)
Mobile malware and narrowly-targeted attacks are steadily rising, according to a McAfee report released earlier this month. These ticking time bombs and other security threats should concern your small business. In many ways we've achieved a sort of equilibrium with regard to malware since the days of Internet-crippling cyber attacks like Code Red and SQL Slammer. The flood...
(3 months and 26 days ago)
Huawei has announced that it will be rolling out Android 4.2 update to its current range of smartphone. The devices that were mentioned specifically include the Ascend D1, Ascend P1 and the Honor 2. These phones will also be receiving Huawei's Emotion UI 1.6 with the OS update. Along with these devices, Huawei has also promised the Android 4.2 update to some of its other...
(23 days ago)
So what's in the Android 4.2.2 software update that's tricking out to Nexus phones and tablets? Just a few visual changes it seems, but they will help improve the Android experience.
(4 months and 5 days ago)
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