Several bits of malware targeting Android mobile devices hijack the smartphone or tablet’s resources to mine digital currency such as Litecoin or Dogecoin.
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When attackers broke into the network of the University of Maryland last month, the university’s wasn’t sure how to react. The organization had never had a major security incident before, and this one qualified as major: 310,000 Social Security numbers and other information was gone. And then three weeks later, it happened again. Wallace Loh,[...]
Protecting the internal network as well as the users of Facebook is an unenviable task. Facebook users constantly are the target of all manner of phishing, malware and other attacks, and the company’s own network is a major prize for attackers, as well. To help better defend those assets, Facebook’s security team has built an[...]
Advanced attacks targeting government entities have been spotted using phishing emails with Malaysia Airlines flight 370 as the lure.
Politicians and policy analysts, discussing the issue in a panel Monday, said that there is room for sensible regulation without repeating the mistakes of the Crypto Wars of the 1990s.
Websites running unsupported versions of the Linux 2.6 kernel are being compromised in a large-scale malware redirection campaign.
A phone Tor browser for iOS available on the Apple App Store is reportedly a fake and serves users with spyware and adware.
UPDATE–The iOS platform has been remarkably resistant to malware infections over the years and attackers interested in mobile devices mainly have focused their efforts on Android. But the developer of a little-known bot that has the ability to run on Linux and Windows machines now has a version that apparently can run on iOS as[...]
New exploits for a two-year-old PHP vulnerability popped up in October that allow hackers to run code on websites running vulnerable versions of the web development framework.
Trying to enumerate the compromised sites on the Internet is a Sisyphian task. Luckily, it’s not a task that anyone really needs to perform any longer, especially now that Barracuda Labs has released its new Threatglass tool, a Web-based frontend that allows users to query a massive database of compromised sites to get detailed information[...]