Adobe and Microsoft have both released patches this week to address vulnerabilities in respective software applications and advise all users to apply the patches as soon as possible, if applicable to them.
Archives - March 2013
A prototype multi-cursor system designed to improve the security of on screen password entry has been posted onto DigInfo, the Tokyo based news site that promotes cutting edge technology from Japan.
Below, you can see the textual part of a bank phishing email I received today (it also contained a Smile logo, which was the only graphical content). Here’s the message text from the phishing email: Dear Account Holder, Do you know that with Smile Internet banking, you can eliminate the cost of receiving and transferring
President Obama has used a TV interview to further raise public awareness of the growing cyber security threat against the United States.
A deep dive into Win32/Theola, one of the most malicious components of the notorious bootkit family, Win32/Mebroot.FX. Theola uses malicious Chrome browser plugins to steal money.
The Associated Press reports that celebrities, including ashton Kutcher and Kim Kardashian, along with top government officials have had private financial information stolen and posted to a rogue website.
Reports from Asia say that Singapore is to open a new Cyber Security Lab in a bid to combat criminal hacking by training law enforcement officers in the latest anti-cyber crime techniques.
The winner of the 2103 UK Cyber Security Challenge, launched two years ago as part of a government and industry backed initiative to encourage people to choose a career in information security, has been announced.
Respected security blogger Brian Krebs reports that an “explosion in Android malware” is being fuelled by a growing market for hijacked of rogue developer accounts on Google Play, Google’s official Android app store.
Malware targeting Android devices shows no signs of relenting, despite the enthusiasm of Android fans. We look at key data points and weigh risks to users.
Malware infecting 25,000 computers, mostly in the United States, pumping out 80 million spam messages per hour? ESET researchers sinkhole to investigate Win32/TrojanDownloader.Zortob.B
The business-focused social network has seen a lawsuit related to the June 2012 hacking of its web site overturned in a San Jose federal court. The criminal hacking resulted in the release of 6.5 million passwords causing the Mountain View based company to instruct some of its members to reset their passwords, in a speedy response to the incident.
Results from an eight country Accenture survey shows that US doctors surveyed have mixed feelings about electronic patient records (EPR). While some 82 percent want patients to update their own records, only a third (31 percent) believe they should have full access.
Issues with malware are always with us. There may or may not be a current media storm, or companies hoping for a slice of the anti-malware pie by proclaiming the death of antivirus in a press release, but AV labs continue to slog their way every day through tens of thousands of potentially malicious samples.