Cybercriminals are turning to a new digital currency, Perfect Money, in the wake of the closure of the notorious Liberty Reserve, which was described as “the bank of choice” for cybercrime.
“You expect to watch TV, but you don’t want the TV watching you,” said Senator Charles E Schumer, as he called for improved security measures in “Smart” televisions.
Security flaws in some models of HP LaserJet Pro printers can reveal users’ administrator passwords to remote attackers, a researcher has revealed.
I was recently contacted by a journalist researching a story about ‘hackers’ quitting the dark side (and virus writing in particular) for the bright(-er) side. He cited this set of examples – 7 Hackers Who Got Legit Jobs From Their Exploits – and also mentioned Mike Ellison (formerly known as Stormbringer and Black Wolf, among
A self-styled “hacker” claims that crime can pay – saying that his 3 million-strong PC botnet earns him up to “$15,000 to $20,000” per hour.
Google’s Chrome browser has been criticized over its password security, after a developer found that anyone logged into the same OS account could easily see any saved website passwords in plain text.
The German developer of the hit shoot ‘em up series Crysis has taken its websites offline after a security breach in which user login details “may have been compromised.”
The Tor Project has advised users of the anonymous browser to stop using Windows, in the wake of a malware attack which exploited a Firefox vulnerability in the Tor Browser Bundle.
Websites for businesses such as furniture stores have been hacked to host child pornography images – and the likely motivation is to spread malware, an internet charity has warned.
The waterproof metal-fabric pocket ensures users cannot be tracked or contacted – offering a level of privacy that DIY alternatives such as cocktail shakers cannot match.
A malware outbreak which reveals the IP addresses of computer users has struck sites on the anonymous Tor network, including some said to host child pornography – with forum users suggesting that the outbreak might be the work of the FBI.
I recently completed my 14th Virus Bulletin conference paper, co-written with Intego’s Lysa Myers, on “Mac hacking: the way to better testing?” to be presented at the 23rd VB conference in October, in Berlin. The paper itself won’t be available until after the conference, but the abstract is on the Virus Bulletin conference page here.
Many of us have got wiser to email spams and scams – but cybercriminals are in the perfect position to “fine tune” their attacks. Our tips might help you avoid the “click of death”…
Fake adverts could be used to “remote control” internet browsers on a massive scale – allowing for cheap DDoS attacks, where millions of unwitting web users “attack” target sites.
New analysis and white paper detail how ESET researchers helped stop criminal hackers exploiting a Brazilian government website to retrieve data stolen by Trojan code that used spam and a Chrome browser plugin to steal confidential data from online banking customers.
Borrowing an iPhone charger – or using one in a public place – might be more risky than you think. Researchers from Georgia Tech showed off an attack this week which used a modified iPhone charger to infect an iPhone 5 with spyware in under a minute.
One in six adults use the name of a pet as the basis of their password, and two-thirds use their partner’s name, according to a new survey commissioned by Google.
A new ransomware infection scares its victims by invoking the name of the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Cyber Security Division – and frightens users further by posting a webcam picture.