Just fewer than 10 percent of websites serve some sort of malicious purpose, with an additional nine percent of sites being characterized as “suspicious” by Zscaler in a new research report.
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A South Korean security provider says it’s uncovered popular Android apps that want more information than is required, putting users at risk.AhnLab, Inc., headquartered in Seoul, analyzed 178 of the best-rated Android applications using its cloud-based app security analysis tool, ranking each app on a scale of 1 to 100 in degree of risk. Any app receiving 60 or above was classified as malicious across five different access categories: personal information, service information, location information, service charging and device information.
Anti malware company Symantec released its threat report for 2011 on Monday. Buried in the dry statistics about the number of Web based attacks and malicious programs detected during the year are some surprising facts. Among them: religious-themed Web sites are among the dirtiest on the Internet.
Google says it released the full FCC report on Street View consumer privacy allegations to hopefully put the matter to rest. But revelations that the code might have been created with surreptitious data gathering in mind is likely to keep the issue very much alive.
A U.K. organization today released independent study results that show one in 10 secondhand hard drives sold online may contain “residential personal information,” such as bank statements, passports and medical details.
Researchers have identified a bug in an application that can enable attackers potentially to gain control of a victim’s iPhone. The app in question, TreasonSMS, enables users to send SMS messages from a desktop Web browser by using their iPhones as Web servers.
BOSTON–Accountability, not superior technology, has kept Apple’s iOS ecosystem free of viruses, even as the competing Android platform strains under the weight of repeated malicious code outbreaks, say researchers Dan Guido of the firm Trail of Bits and Michael Arpaia of iSEC Partners.
Malware writers are taking advantage of the popularity of the Instagram photo application to distribute a form of malware that can send background SMS texts from Android devices.
A new survey conducted by AVG Technologies revealed that a solid majority of American parents admit that they have secretly accessed the Facebook profiles of their children.
Cybercriminals targeted Android users in Japan with a number of malware-laced Android apps designed to mimic and masquerade as popular games, according to researchers at Symantec.