Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Friday Round-Up

Google Scraper Report, email scams and Dogecoin giveaways, oh my! The security week in review.

This isn’t just a a phishing scam targeting Netflix users. A fake notice about your account being suspended leads to a full blown tech support scam.

Oops, slip of the tongue?

Android exec says if he had a company dedicated to malware, he too would attacks Android.

WhatsApp is currently a hot target for scammers wanting to infect PCs – but it isn’t just email spam you have to be wary of.

WhatsApp Spam Campaign Leads to Malware

WhatsApp acquisition ignites spam campaign.

Phishing email try to trick Hotmail users into upgrading to, but the bad guys kind of messed up.

Android Botnets Hop on the TOR Train

Cyber criminals can infiltrate your mobile devices with the just discovered first “TOR Trojan for Android”.

A security flaw affecting certain versions of iOS and OS X devices lets others eavesdrop on all your HTTPS encrypted traffic.

Emails are in circulation asking recipients to fill in a “PayPal survey” for a £25 reward.

UART, Root Shell On Commercial Devices

Using UART to find potential vulnerabilities or undiscovered functionality in devices.

The latest Twitter spam run that asks you to verify your account.

Adobe Flash Player Zero-Day: details and mitigation

A new vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash Player found.

With school holidays in the UK slowly winding down (most likely with a cry of “Are they going back in yet” growing across the land), it’s quite possible mum or dad will be passing tablets or other mobile devices to their kids – especially with all that bad weather currently doing the rounds. I’ve noticed […]

Hackers breach the University of Maryland. Over 300,000 records of students, faculty and more compromised.

Compromised user accounts posted on Pastebin

Over 300,000 compromised accounts info including username, passwords and credit card numbers were shared on Pastebin last year.

How malware leverages the Component Object Model

No, Valve is NOT Collecting your Browsing History

A recent post to Reddit suggested Steam’s VAC anti-cheat system was collecting browsing history and sending it to Valve. You can rest easy.

A Facebook video showing bear attacks is not quite what it seems.

A new variant of the Zeus/Zbot trojan, dubbed ZeusVM, is using images as a decoy to retrieve its configuration file, and waits to steal banking info.

A profile viewer site wants you to install a Tumblr app to see who is checking out your profile. Should you do it? Or walk the other way?

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