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  • New Zeus variant targets users of 150 banks

    19 December 2014

    A new variant of the infamous Zeus banking and information-stealing Trojan has been created to target the users of over 150 different banks and 20 payment systems in 15 countries, including...

  • Malware peddlers turn again to malicious links

    17 December 2014

    In the continuous see-sawing that spammers and malware peddlers perform between sending out emails with malicious links and those with malicious attachments, the former method is again...

  • Top 5 malware attacks: 35 reused components

    17 December 2014

    CyActive identified the top five malware that returned the highest ROI for hackers with the least effort per dollar ó achieved by recycling code and using the same methods from previous...

  • TorrentLocker exposed: Investigation and analysis

    16 December 2014

    ESET researchers analyzed a widespread case of ransomware generally known as TorrentLocker, which started spreading in early 2014. The latest variant of the malware has infected at least...

  • Attackers worm their way into QNAP NAS devices through Shellshock hole

    16 December 2014

    A worm intent on creating surreptitious backdoors is actively being used to compromise unpatched QNAP network-attached storage (NAS) systems around the world by exploiting the GNU Bash...

  • Two newcomers in the exploit kit market

    15 December 2014

    Exploit kits are a great means to an end for malware distributors, who either buy them or rent them in order to widely disseminate their malicious wares. It's no wonder then that unscrupulous...

  • Linux backdoor used by Turla APT attackers discovered, analyzed

    09 December 2014

    Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new piece of the puzzle called Turla (aka Snake, aka Uroburos): the malware used by attackers does not come only in the Windows flavour, but...


USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.

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