Browsing Category: Malware

[img_assist|nid=2588|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A phisher hoping to harvest bank login details managed to smuggle his app onto the Android app store. Malicious apps posted by Droid09 were quickly identified, prompting a warning to legitimate users and a ban for the VXer. Read the full article. [The Register]

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Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=2584|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]By Dmitry Bestuzhev   As any reader of this site knows, cybercriminals can steal your money not just by putting malware on your machine, but by phishing attacks too. Phishing attacks don’t just target online banking and e-payment systems, but almost any site which asks the user to input sensitive data.

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Categories: Malware

A financial services industry group is
planning to simulate a series of cyber attacks to test how well banks,
payment processors and retailers deal with online threats.  Participants will be expected to activate their incident response
procedures in accordance with the scenario presented and to complete an
anonymous survey to evaluate their organization’s response. Read the full story [Dark Reading]

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Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

By Andrew Storms[img_assist|nid=2543|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The year was 2001. Code Red, the Microsoft Web Server worm was running rampant and underscored every security professional’s perception that Microsoft products were both a necessary evil and a serious security liability.

Fast-forward to nine years later. Microsoft products still contain more than a few nasty bugs, but the company is more likely to be considered a valued partner than a security liability by the security community.

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