New YiSpecter malware attacks iOS devices without jailbreak

A new malware identified as YiSpecter attacks iOS devices with and without jailbreak, researchers from Palo Alto Networks have revealed. ESET has detected this malware as a trojan with both variants iOS/YiSpecter.A and iOS/YiSpecter.B.

Apple removes hundreds of malicious apps after major malware attack

Apple has removed more than 300 malicious apps after confirming the first major breach to its iOS app store.

The evolution of ransomware: From PC Cyborg to a service for sale

A look back at how ransomware – a type of malware used mostly for hijacking user data – has evolved from the days of PC Cyborg to today’s service for sale.

Aggressive Android ransomware spreading in the USA

The latest ESET discovery of the first known Android lock-screen-type ransomware that spreads in the wild and sets the phone’s PIN lock is examined.

VMworld: When IT grows up

Virtualization aims to totally change how we think of IT altogether. Against the backdrop of VMworld, we take a closer look at the key details.

VMworld: VM acceleration – how do we get there?

If you have a ton of VMs sprawling the globe, how do you make them all fast? That’s the subject floating around the show floor at VMworld in SFO this year.

VMworld: Got a ton of VMs? Now what?

This year VMworld tackles what happens when your VM farm grows up and spawns hundreds or thousands of baby VMs

Signatures, product testing, and the lingering death of AV

Is it time to revalue the role of anti-malware? Maybe, but uninformed or intentionally misleading mutterings about signatures are not where to start.

Terracotta VPN network helps hackers remain anonymous

Hackers are using a commercially available VPN network in China to obscure the origin source of their activities.

The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

From finding flaws to suggesting innovative security measures for the future, we look at some of the biggest bug bounty payouts in recent years.

Porn clicker keeps infecting apps on Google Play

A recently identified trojan porn clicker is still infecting apps on Google Play.

United Airlines pays out 2 million flight miles for security bugs

United Airlines has paid out two million flight miles to two security researchers who uncovered 14 separate vulnerabilities in the company’s operation.

Adobe rushes to patch Flash flaw under attack

Adobe Systems has issued a sizeable security update with patches for 36 vulnerabilities, at least one of which is currently under attack in the wild.

Apps on Google Play Steal Facebook Credentials

Over 500,000 Android users targeted by phishing apps harvesting their Facebook credentials. ESET detects these trojans as Android/Spy.Feabme.A.

Dino – the latest spying malware from an allegedly French espionage group analyzed

In this blog we describe a sophisticated backdoor, called Dino by its creators. We believe this malicious software has been developed by the Animal Farm espionage group, who also created the infamous Casper, Bunny and Babar malware.

The role of proxies and protocols in malware investigations

What is a proxy and what types of proxies exist? What protocol are used in the anonymization process? How does anonymity help with malware investigations?

OpenSesame: Hacked kids’ toy could open garage doors

Garage doors may be vulnerable to being opened remotely by hackers using little more than a children’s toy, a security researcher has proven this week.

ESET uncovers another porn clicker on Google Play

Porn clickers pretending to be the the Dubsmash application have found their way back onto Google Play, a month after being removed.

Scareware: Fake Minecraft apps Scare Hundreds of Thousands on Google Play

ESET has discovered over 30 scareware apps available for download from the Google Play store. The apps have been installed by more than 600,000 Android users.

Jamie Oliver website makes a meal of malware clean-up

The website of celebrity TV chef and food activist Jamie Oliver has been compromised with malware for the third time this year, potentially infecting the computers of the site’s visitors.

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