There has been a lot of talk in the news lately of a new ransomware for Android. While this does sound dire, and the possibility exists for more problematic threats on Androids in the future, it is not yet time to panic.
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A reminder that malicious code can be spread via flash memory cards like SD cards, just as easily as it can spread on USB flash drives. Check these tips to get protected.
Filing your taxes on April 15? What if someone has already filed “your” income tax return? Sadly, this can happen, and it does happen, all too often. Here's why, and what you can do about it.
The National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance activities revealed by former CIA contractor Edward Snowden appear to be taking a serious toll on public confidence in technology companies in America, such as Internet service providers and software companies, according to a Harris poll commissioned by ESET. The poll found that two-thirds of adult Americans who said
DNS hijacking is still going strong and the Win32/Sality operators have added this technique to their long-lasting botnet. This blog post describes how the malware guesses router passwords as part of its campaign to misdirect users, send spam and infect new victims.
Android phones and tablets from four different manufacturers are arriving with malware “pre-installed” - a bogus version of Netflix which sends password and credit card information to Russia, according to app security specialist Marble Security.
Mark Brooks of OnlinePersonalsWatch works with many online dating sites - and says that all of them are plagued by fake profiles, scammers and criminals looking for money, not love. A few simple steps can help ensure you don't fall for a fake...
The acquisition of chat service Whatsapp for $19 billion has been the technology story of the week - but serious privacy and security questions remain over Facebook's new messaging service.
Malicious apps are multiplying rapidly in Google’s Play store - where a survey found that the number of malicious apps had grown 388% from 2011 to 2013, according to Risk IQ.
A little-known banking trojan, developed in Russia, has managed to infect thousands of victims' computers without the knowledge of their owners. Graham Cluley takes a closer look.
It is now possible to enable HTTPS secure browsing on every website using Firefox for Android, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced.
‘Adware’, software which delivers unwanted adverts, isn't as scary as some malware, but ESET's analysis of Win32/Boaxxe shows that 'malicious' adware is becoming increasingly hi-tech and stealthy. Our guide will help you clean your machine - and see fewer unwanted ads.
Spy vs spy: New ‘permission management’ app helps to snuff out the bad Android software snooping on you
A new app, Snoopwall, could offfer Android users some protection against apps which listen to user data - and transmit it - a problem that plagues the operating system, by allowing users to monitor apps, and disable their ability to transmit or store data.
Pat Garratt: PC gamers will always be easy prey for cyber gangs – but it’s not ALL our fault, says industry veteran
Patrick Garratt is a 15-year veteran of the gaming industry, having been behind the launches of major news sites such as Eurogamer and VG247 - but in the DIY, anything-goes world of PC gaming, even he still falls for a scam or two. Is it REALLY his fault, though?
Players of the hit game have been targeted with a Trojan disguised as a semi-official add-on client for the game, made by Curse - but it is fake, laced with a Trojan which steals passwords, account emails and authenticator information at once, Blizzard said.
Hackers have published what they claim is a database of 4.6 million Snapchat users, with phone numbers matched to usernames, which is searchable online now. The hack could be a huge blow to the 'discreet' photo-message service.
ESET’s Threat Trends Predictions report for 2014 found new Android malware increased 63% from 2012 to 2013 - so If you’re a user ‘switching sides’ from an Apple iDevice, you might be alarmed. But a few sensible steps are all it takes to stay safe on Google's OS...
The first sign we saw of this malware was in mid-May 2013, but it is still very active, and uses Android to bypass two-factor authentication systems. It clearly seeks to infect Dutch computers - 75% of detections come from this region.
we provide more detail on the most exploited applications and advise a few steps users can (and should) take to further strengthen their defenses.
Few things are sacred to today’ cybercriminals - and true love certainly isn’t one of them. Dating scams are a fast-growing area of cybercrime - rising by a third year-on-year in some countries, and ranging from fraud, to identity theft to malware attacks. Here's how to stay safe.