Posts tagged as: Malware

USB Firmware Exploitable for Computer Malware Install – BadUSB

A pair of researchers are going to discuss a giant security exploit in how the Universal Serial Bus (USB) firmware can be exploited. Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell have developed “BadUSB,” a malware package resident in USB firmware that can be used as an attack vector to install any manner of software on […]

Synology NAS Malware Mines $620,000 in DogeCoin

According to Dell’s security researchers, a single piece of software, surrepitiously installed on some Synology network attached storage devices, has mined $620,000 of virtual currency Dogecoin. A vulnerability discovered in September and not patched by Synology until February allowed the hack, which installed the mining package, forcing the devices to run hot and transfer data […]

Yahoo.com Visitors Exposed to Malware Attack

Yahoo.com visitors over the last few days may have been served with malware via the Yahoo ad network, according to Fox IT, a security firm in the Netherlands. Users visiting pages with the malicious ads were redirected to sites armed with code that exploits vulnerabilities in Java and installs a variety of different malware. In […]

Android iMessage App Spoofs Apple Servers – Could Be Harvesting Data

An app hosted on Google Play is letting Android users communicate with people on iOS or Mac devices over iMessage, reports note. Simply dubbed iMessage Chat, the app appears to work by pretending to be a Mac mini when it contacts Apple’s iMessage server. It may potentially be dangerous though, since users have to enter […]

Adobe Releases ‘Emergency’ Flash Update to Stop New Malware

Adobe has issued a patch to update Flash on both the Mac and Windows platform in order to fix two new vulnerabilities already being exploited “in the wild” to spread malware. One of the targeted attacks using the exploit works equally well against Mac users as it does against Windows users. Visitors are tricked into […]

New Java Exploit Brings Serious Warning for Users

Another zero-day vulnerability in Java has been discovered and is actively being exploited in the wild, according to a number of security researchers. Java has experienced a number of exploits in the past few months, followed by a few months of silence. However, recent updates to a number of exploit kits have revealed that new […]

Norton Announces iAntivirus on Mac App Store

Norton has released a free new security app, iAntivirus, on the Mac App Store. The software is intended as basic malware protection, and can block potential hazards, scan drives for suspected infections, and check a Facebook feed for malicious links. You can just drag and drop items into the app for quick scans The main […]

Twitter Buys Dasient – Will Aid in the Fight of Spam

Web security firm Dasient confirmed late Monday that it had been bought by Twitter. The young startup is best known for curbing malware and spam in ads on major ad networks. Terms of the deal weren’t given out, but Dasient would be closing its existing business in the switch. The acquisition is coming half a […]

Microsoft Claims Big Takeup of Free Windows Phones

Microsoft’s Bill Cox said Thursday that over 3,200 Android users had taken up company Windows Phone evangelist Ben Rudolph’s challenge to describe their virus “horror stories.” As a challenge, Rudolph had offered a free Windows Phone to those who could recount the most convincing stories of Android malware instances. He didn’t say how many of […]

Microsoft Gives Free Windows Phones to Android Malware Targets

Microsoft has offered to provide free Windows Phone 7 devices to individuals affected by malware targeted at Android devices. The promotion takes a dig at Google amid reports that the search giant was forced to remove 22 more Android Market titles that were found to contain malicious code. “Share your Android malware story (there’s lots […]

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