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.
Members of a Russian cybercrime forum attempted to frame respected security blogger Brian Krebs by mailing 13 bags of heroin to his home and alerting police.
A hi-tech spoofing attack took “remote control” of a 213-foot yacht – steering it off course, without anyone touching the steering wheel.
NASA is no stranger to peering into nebulae in space – but the space agency found itself perplexed by the more Earthbound puzzle of cloud computing security, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General.
A Twitter account used by international news agency Thomson Reuters was compromised this week, by hackers affiliated to the Syrian Electronic Army.
Recently, our anti-virus laboratory discovered an interesting new modification of a file virus known as Expiro which targets 64-bit files for infection. File-infecting viruses are well known and have been studied comprehensively over the years, but malicious code of this type almost invariably aimed to modify 32-bit files. One such family of file viruses, called
Beat the heat, find somewhere cool to compute! But first check our tips on how to more safely navigate the mall, lobby, library, coffee shop or wherever you go to chill out with your digital devices.
Earlier estimates of “trillion-dollar” damage to the world economy may have overstated the financial impact of cybercrime, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Many people leave phones and tablets “open” to criminals – both the cyber variety, and the ordinary, non-cyber kind. Our tips should help your handset safe.
Two researchers are to demonstrate a “hack” that allows control over automobile systems including brakes and steering in models by Ford and Toyota – overriding the commands sent by the driver.
A new study aims to identify the sort of people who are most likely to fall for phishing scams – and has found that women, introverts and the overconfident are more likely to confuse “real” email with phishing scams.
Spyware is a growing threat on Android phones, according to research by Kindsight Labs, a division of Alcatel-Lucent.