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  • Android dialler hides, resists attempts to remove it

    31.10.2014

    A malicious dialler disguised as an application for adults could become a big problem for Android users, as the malware systematically removes traces of itself from the phone and makes deinstallation impossible through normal means, Dr.

  • Koler worm spreads via SMS, holds phones for ransom

    22.10.2014

    A new variant of the Android malware Koler now spreads by text message and holds infected users’ phones hostage until a ransom is paid.

  • 60% of Android attacks use financial malware

    22.10.2014

    Malicious programs targeting Android-based devices in order to steal money were used in 60 percent of attempted attacks registered by Kaspersky Lab security products, according to a survey by Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL between August 2013 and July 2014 These cybercriminals frequently targeted Android users in Russia, but also in Ukraine, Spain, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, India and France.

  • Delivering malicious Android apps hidden in image files

    21.10.2014

    Researchers have found a way to deliver a malicious app to Android users by hiding it into what seems to be an encrypted image file, which is then delivered via a legitimate, seemingly innocuous wrapper app.

  • Flawed reused code opens zero-day in Cyanogenmod

    13.10.2014

    An unnamed security researcher says that Cyanogenmod, the popular Android-based mobile OS, sports a zero-day vulnerability that can be misused to target users with Man-in-the-Middle attacks.




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The security threat of unsanctioned file sharing

Posted on 31 October 2014.  |  Organisational leadership is failing to respond to the escalating risk of ungoverned file sharing practices among their employees, and employees routinely breach IT policies.


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