Monthly Archives: December 2013

Taken down by the ‘DERP’

Hacker who goes by ‘DERP’ targets major video-game websites, disrupts many with DDoS attacks.

Give a Doge a Coin

Wow. Very cryptocurrencies. Such popular meme. So insecure? Wow.

Vulnerability Found in Samsung’s Galaxy S4

Researchers discovered a vulnerability in the Samsung Galaxy S4. If exploited, all communications, including work email, are susceptible.

Typo Trouble in Bitcoin Land

Always be careful what you type – one wrong letter can cause a world of malware-related problems and more.

A Tumblr of trouble

Tumblr is a hot spot for malware infections, spam and other security issues. But this one disguises itself as a legitimate JavaScript.

Google Axed Android’s App Ops

App Ops, a cool tool giving users the ability to deny apps access to SMS, contacts, etc, is dropped from Android, for now at least.

Target US Stores Suffer Massive Data Breach UPDATED

Target stores in the US suffer from data breach, millions of card numbers exposed.

Digging for bugs and exploits for money? There are advantages as well as disadvantages to establishing a universal bug bounty program.

Updated browser-based ransomware uses more advance payment process and also now abuses CloudFlare.

A fake Tumblr extension promises to bypass the daily posting limit, but will give victims a nasty surprise in the form of a keylogger.

Another Day, Another PUP

Reader beware: Codec Performer could silently install Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

Fake Amazon invoice spam run mails continue to land in mailboxes. Learn to spot the telltale signs of a scam.

Temporary Tech? Permanent Fail

If you’re given a piece of tech to use temporarily, it’s a good idea to follow some basic precautions – and remember to log out!

Miner Madness!

How real malware tactics are being used to steal your system resources via miners.

A site claiming to offer VPN services could potentially result in keyloggers being placed on the PC.

File extensions

Learn how malware writers, including those who made Cryptolocker, trick users using file extensions.

Android Pop-ups Warn of Infection

Alert! Your Android has a virus! Now download this shady Android antivirus app that doesn’t even find the supposed “virus”.

Always download a program directly from the creator whenever possible. Otherwise, you may end up paying costly SMS activation fees to “activate” it.

Malvertising and the joys of online advertising

Holiday shopping is stressful enough, now we need to worry about the rise of malvertising?

Seemingly harmless, some installer programs may give you more than you asked for. InstalleRex from WebPick provides such an example.

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