Monthly Archives: August 2013

Some businesses are already banning Google Glass on their premises, and people are voicing concerns over their privacy, as they have recording capabilities. But what other potential dangers are out there?

New York Times Hackers: ‘Gone Phishing’

The Syrian Electronic Army has gotten a lot of publicity lately, taking an interest in hacking American media outlets. They attacked the New York Times this week.

A researcher at Malwarebytes came across an interesting malware sample that erases files and leaves a not-so-friendly message to its victims.

End to Annoying Notification Bar Ads on Android?

Google has taken another step to eliminate annoying and aggressive ads that display in notification bar, create home screen or bookmark shortcuts.

Right on Cue, Hijackers Pose as NSA

Ransomware authors are now posing as the NSA, claiming to be using the PRISM system to identify users performing illegal activities and demanding payment for their system to be unlocked.

Fake Browser Updates Going Rampant

This new trend of fake critical browser updates have been on the rise and it’s getting much more sneakier than when it was introduced.

What happens when you bring millions of 18- to 24-year-olds onto a college campus and have them connect to shared networks? An unimaginable flow of information and media! But also a plethora of viruses and malware.

Multi-pronged attack is not representative of what we normally see in the wild, but we found one and dissected it.

Jekyll App Sneaks into Apple’s App Store

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered a way to circumvent Apple’s “walled gates” and get an app with malicious behaviors past Apple’s review process. Dubbed “Jekyll Apps”, these apps look benign on the surface but contain hidden code revealed at run-time.

League of Legends Hacked, Credit Card Info Stolen

League of Legends developer Riot Games said their North American customers would require a password reset due to a yesterday’s security breach. The developer claims to be working on new security features to include e-mail and two-factor authentication.

Fake Malwarebytes Scammer Surveys Victims

Scammers are at it again with their attempts to get users to download unnecessary software, visit pointless (and potentially dangerous) sites and filling out surveys for their own profit. This time however, their tactic method hit a little close to home.

Facebook’s CEO gets hacked after programmer’s bug reports gets ignored.

A deeper look at Microsoft Office malware infections.

Prison Door Glitch or Open Sesame Hack?

In a scene straight out of a movie, a Florida prison suffered what they are presently calling a “computer glitch.”

Alleged Hacker Blackmails Miss Teen USA

News reports of 19-year-old Cassidy Wolf receiving emails from an alleged hacker attempting to extort her serves as a reminder that webcams need to be secured too.

A new fake Flash Player update appropriately named FlashPlayer11.safariextz was found. After being installed, it will begin to inject very rough advertisements on any website you visit.

Google Introduces Lost Phone Protection

What is your plan if your device is lost or stolen? On Android, we’ve had to rely on third party apps to locate our device, but there is good news if you’re looking for something from Google, who began rolling out Android Device Manager with Google Play Services.

Lock – Unlock, Biometrics Failure

Signwave Unlock free by Battelle on the Leap Motion controller not quite ready from prime time yet.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is an additional protection, used to catch what antivirus products don’t. Layered security is the best security.

A botnet comprised of nearly 25,000 infected computers is attacking login pages of WordPress and Joomla! by performing ‘brute-force attacks’.

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