• The story of Pwnie Express

    Pwnie Express provides security testing solutions for today’s distributed enterprise and their hard-to-reach branch offices.

    We have met them at numerous conferences and wrote about some their initial products, such as Power Pwn, a penetration testing tool masqueraded as surge protector, and Pwn Phone, a penetration testing device based on the LG Nexus 5 phone. In April, Help Net Security attended InfoSec World 2014 Conference & Expo in sunny Orlando where we sat down with Mark Hughes, who had a number of roles in the Pwnie Expres since its inception.

  • Top 4 strategies to mitigate cyber intrusions

    In this podcast, recorded at Infosecurity Europe 2014, Wolfgang Kandek, CTO at Qualys, talks about the Top 4 Critical Security Controls to fend off attacks.

    The Council on CyberSecurity has found that 85% of cyber attack techniques can be prevented by implementing the Top 4 controls.

  • Warbiking tour reveals dismal state of wireless security

    In this podcast, recorded at Infosecurity Europe 2014, James Lyne, Global Head of Security Research at Sophos, talks about how he took his computer-equipped bicycle onto the streets of several cities to test how safe homes, businesses, and even people on mobile phones are from cyber criminals.

    Conventional wireless network security is still a major concern, despite the security industry assuming such issues had been resolved years ago. Many would assume these methods are ‘old hat’ but it is still a very viable attack vector that demonstrates basic security best practice is not being adopted.

  • The Heartbleed effect

    In this podcast, recorded at Infosecurity Europe 2014, Ivan Ristic, Director of Engineering at Qualys, talks about the Heartbleed bug and its impact on the security industry. He tackles open source as well as the amazing patch rate.

  • Mobile data leakage

    In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2014, Mike Raggo, Security Evangelist at MobileIron, discusses mobile data leakage, and provides tips on how to secure email, public and in-house apps, illustrates data exposure, and much more.


Almost 1 in 10 Android apps are now malware

Posted on 28 July 2014.  |  Cheetah Mobile Threat Research Labs analyzed trends in mobile viruses for Q1 and Q2 of 2014. Pulling 24.4 million sample files they found that 2.2 million files had viruses. This is a 153% increase from the number of infected files in 2013.

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