Users who receive e-mails that appear to come from Facebook asking if they’d like to cancel their accounts should beware that it’s more than likely an attempt to install malware on their computers.
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On the list of things made obsolete by the Internet, signatures are right up there with paperback books and the postal service, but the Microsoft Malware Protection Center decided to dig deeper into the signature of Carl A. (unreadable last name) anyway and see why it keeps turning up in malware samples.
Cybercriminals are using the Tatanga trojan to carry out a complicated man-in-the-browser (MitB) attack that enables the circumvention of SMS authentication for financial transactions, according to Trusteer’s Amit Klein.
Men may dominate the ranks of vulnerability researchers and hackers. But could women be the superior social engineers? Its a question that the organizers of the annual Social Engineering Capture the Flag (CTF) contest at DEFCON will try to answer.
As the tech and investment banking worlds eagerly anticipate Facebook’s long-awaited initial public offering, the world’s largest social network is trying to put stops to a suspicious, but arguably benign, plugin.
A recent string of Web site hacks at Amnesty International and other NGOs are evidence of a campaign of cyber espionage directed against human rights orgnaizations, according to a report from The Shadowserver Foundation.
Spammers have jumped on the latest social media craze: the photo sharing site Pinterest. And they’re being helped out by new, automated spam toolkits designed to exploit the fast growing new social network.
The first annual Index of Cyber Security finds that senior security officers are more concerned than at this time last year about the risk of cyber attack and other online risks, with concerns about ideologically-motivated hacktivists and the threats posed by business partners and other “counter parties” topping the list.
Researchers from the security firm AegisLab discovered more than 15 fake antivirus and free SMS applications on Google’s recently rebranded content market place, Google Play.
The U.S.’s Cyber Command is using special, classified briefings with private sector CEOs to scare them into greater vigilance about the threat of cyber attacks, according to an NPR report.