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Malicious USB device firmware the next big infection vector? (31 July 2014)
Researchers from German security consultancy SR Labs have created a whole new class of attacks that can compromise computer systems via ubiquitous and widely used USB-connected devices...
Android Fake ID bug allows malware to impersonate trusted apps (29 July 2014)
The Bluebox Security research team has unearthed another critical Android vulnerability. Named “Fake ID,” the security bug can be used by malicious applications to impersonate specially...
AV engines are riddled with exploitable bugs (29 July 2014)
A security researcher has found a great number of exploitable vulnerabilities in popular security solutions and the AV engines they use, proving not only that AV engines are as vulnerable...
Android ransomware attacks on the increase (29 July 2014)
CYREN researchers predict that a large wave of Android ransomware has yet to hit. Two cases of first-ever Android ransomware appeared thus far this year, both delivered via drive-by...
A peek into Police Locker's distribution infrastructure (28 July 2014)
An analysis of the distribution infrastructure for the bothersome Android "Police Locker" ransomware has revealed that the attackers behind it are not putting all of their eggs in one...
Almost 1 in 10 Android apps are now malware (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, roughly...
New type of ransomware bucks established trends (25 July 2014)
Ransomware is now one of the fastest growing classes of malicious software, says Kaspersky Lab researcher Fedor Sinitsyn. This should not comes as a surprise, when we know that 35 percent...
Operation Emmental exploits holes in banking security (23 July 2014)
Trend Micro researchers have discovered and analyzed a clever attack aimed at customers of Austrian, Swiss, Swedish, and Japanese banks. They dubbed it Emmental, after the famous Swiss...
Android Simplocker ransomware hits English-speaking users (23 July 2014)
Simplocker, the first Android ransomware that actually encrypts files located on the device, has begun to target English-speaking users, ESET researchers warn. The initial version...
Facebook scams now lead to exploit kits (23 July 2014)
The Facebook scam is a familiar phenomenon to every user of the popular social network, and most of them have fallen for it at one time or another as it only takes a moment of distraction...

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