Browsing Tag: malware

[img_assist|nid=2993|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Google may have threatened to leave China in order to keep us all from concluding that “the cloud” can’t be secured. But isn’t that precisely what we should conclude based on the fact that Google chose to leave China? Read the full article. [Computerworld]

Read more...

Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=2994|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]MOSCOW — Attackers have been focusing a lot of attention on social networking destinations such as Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn for some time now, but they recently have begun shifting their tactics to make their attacks much more effective and precise through the use of geolocation and profiling.

Read more...

[img_assist|nid=2979|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A vast majority of voice encryption products are seriously flawed, according to controversial tests by an anonymous hacker.

Using the commercially available FlexiSpy wiretapping utility and a
‘homemade’ Trojan, Notrax (the anonymous hacker’s nickname) claims to
have defeated 11 out of 15 voice encryption technologies in tests. Read the full article. [The Register]

Read more...

Categories: Malware, Web Security

By Gunter Ollmann, Damballa[img_assist|nid=2970|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The recent Google Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) dialogue has been
hogging the press for a week now, and each day reveals new (and often
conflicting) insight. As I mentioned on Thursdays blog – “Preemptive Protection” Isn’t – If You’re Battling APT’s
– this particular attack doesn’t represent some new shift in tactics.
It’s not the first APT in the world, in fact I’m pretty sure it’s not
Google’s first exposure to APT’s, and I’m certain it isn’t going to the
last. In fact I’d say its a safe bet to say that there are several
other equivalent APT successes currently operating within Google’s
networks waiting to be discovered. Such is the state of the threat.

Read more...