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  • Pre-loaded malware on new Android phones is on the rise

    04.12.2014

    The danger of having your Android handset come preloaded with malware is rising, especially if you live in Asia and Africa and are on the market for a cheap, low-level phone.

  • New LusyPOS malware is a cross between Dexter and Chewbacca

    03.12.2014

    A new piece of Point-of-Sale RAM scraping malware has been submitted to VirusTotal and analyzed by researchers, who found that it's a cross between two older and different POS malware families and is offered for sale on underground markets for $2,000.

  • FBI issues warning on destructive malware

    02.12.2014

    Last week's breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment networks and the disabling of employees' computers has likely been the incident that spurred the FBI to release a "flash" warning to US businesses on Monday, warning them a particularly destructive piece of malware wielded by yet unknown attackers.

  • Tens of thousands web servers backdoored via pirated CMS themes and plug-ins

    01.12.2014

    Over 23,000 websites set up with the help of Joomla, WordPress and Drupal content management systems have been compromised and used for illegal search engine optimization by an attacker who managed to social-engineer site administrators to install a backdoor on their servers.

  • Regin spy malware was used in Belgacom, EU government hacks

    25.11.2014

    Which nation state is behind the sophisticated Regin espionage malware? According to The Intercept, it's likely wielded by the UK spy agency GCHQ and/or the US NSA.




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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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