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Google offers state attack alerts

Google offers state attack alerts | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The search giant has introduced an alert system to warn users it suspects are the target of state-sponsored attacks.
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Google's Bouncer Malware Tool Hacked

Google's Bouncer Malware Tool Hacked | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Google's malware blocker Bouncer has been hacked by security analysts Jon Oberheide and Charlie Miller, who claim that their workaround will allow malicious malware to access apps even with a Bouncer scan.

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Facebook warns users of the end of the Internet via DNSChanger

Facebook warns users of the end of the Internet via DNSChanger | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

With the July 9 Web apocalypse nearing for computer owners infected with the DNSChanger malware, the social network reaches out to tell them how to clean their machines. 

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“Flame” malware was signed by rogue Microsoft certificate

“Flame” malware was signed by rogue Microsoft certificate | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Microsoft released an emergency Windows update on Sunday after revealing that one of its trusted digital signatures was being abused to certify the validity of the Flame malware that has infected computers in Iran and other Middle Eastern Countries.

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Cyberweapon warning From Kaspersky

Cyberweapon warning From Kaspersky | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Eugene Kaspersky says his discovery of the Flame virus adds weight to his warnings of the grave dangers posed by governments that manufacture and release viruses on the Internet.
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World's smallest banking trojan discovered

World's smallest banking trojan discovered | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Named 'Tinba' (Tiny Banker) or 'Zusy', it is a 20KB data-stealing banking trojan that hooks into browsers, steals login data and sniffs network traffic. It also uses man-in-the-browser (MiTB) techniques and web injections in order to change the look and feel of curtain webpages.

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Flame 'first Windows-based malware ever observed to use Bluetooth'

Flame 'first Windows-based malware ever observed to use Bluetooth' | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Despite all the hype I've complained about these last few days regarding Flame, there is some interesting research from the vendor community worth noting here, including the malware's affinity for Bluetooth.
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The eDead Trojan: A Synopsis of Geo-Targeted Spyware

The eDead Trojan: A Synopsis of Geo-Targeted Spyware | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

This highly-targeted spyware code was developed for the sole purpose of collecting keyword search combinations entered by infected victims who visit online banking, retail, webmail and web portal websites, primarily in Japan and Korea.

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Achieve an 87% increase in detection rates with the world’s most popular FREE IDS/IPS engine

Achieve an 87% increase in detection rates with the world’s most popular FREE IDS/IPS engine | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Unrivalled functionality and simplicity combine to provide a highly configurable solution for assessing, auditing and enhancing the recognition and response capabilities of network based intrusion detection and prevention systems. 

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Errata Security: Bogus story: no Chinese backdoor in military chip

Today's big news is that researchers have found proof of Chinese manufacturers putting backdoors in American chips that the military uses. This is false. While they did find a backdoor in a popular FPGA chip, there is no evidence the Chinese put it there, or even that it was intentionally malicious.

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Flame - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

Flame - F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Flame (aka Flamer aka Skywiper) is a massive, complex piece of malware, used for information gathering and espionage.

The malware is most likely created by a western intelligence agency or military. It has infected computers in Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and elsewhere.

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Text message provider to pay out for Android malware

Text message provider to pay out for Android malware | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The GuardianText message provider to pay out for Android malwareThe HUK regulator PhonepayPlus (fomerly known ICSTIS) has imposed a fine of £50000 on a payment provider used for an Android malware-based fraud and forced it to reimburse customers' accounts.
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Another Mac Trojan Detected, Potentially Bigger Than the First

Another Mac Trojan Detected, Potentially Bigger Than the First | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Fresh off the news that more than 650,000 Mac computers have been infected with a Trojan horse virus, another Apple threat is on the prowl.
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5 Best Practices for Improving Data Security

Healthcare is increasingly digital and mobile with electronic records, cloud computing, smart phones and tablets. With all of the benefits of technology in healthcare, there are also some downsides.
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Facebook vs LilyJade: Malware, Worm, or Internet Marketing Network?

Facebook vs LilyJade: Malware, Worm, or Internet Marketing Network? | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

This piece of malware, called LilyJade, can mimic advertisements on Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Bing and AOL. When users click on or view the ads, the malware developers gain affiliate earnings. The malware spreads by infecting browsers and using active Facebook sessions to spam other users.

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Flame malware hijacks Windows Update to spread from PC to PC

Flame malware hijacks Windows Update to spread from PC to PC | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

The Flame espionage malware targeting Iranian computers contains code that can completely hijack the Windows update mechanism that Microsoft uses to distribute security patches to hundreds of millions of its users, security researchers said Monday.

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3 Ways to Avoid Olympic-Themed Malware and Scams

3 Ways to Avoid Olympic-Themed Malware and Scams | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, F-Secure Labs found a malicious Olympic-themed PDF. So we thought this would be a good time to talk about a topic comes up whenever an event like the World Cup, a celebrity death or even a tsunami captures the world’s attention.

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Stuxnet, Flamer, Flame, Whatever Name: There's no good malware | ESET ThreatBlog

Like any malicious code deployed in anger, Stuxnet was destined to become public knowledge and public property, open to abuse by criminals, crazies, nation states and hacktivists; so is Flame, Flamer.
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Mobile Security App Debuts for Smartphones

Mobile Security App Debuts for Smartphones | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Mobile software developer SentrySP Inc has announced delivery of a new smartphone application designed to alert users when their mobile phones are being used to gather personal data. 

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The Flame/Flamer/sKyWIper Malware « The Day Before Zero

The Flame/Flamer/sKyWIper Malware « The Day Before Zero | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

The world is abuzz this week with some flaming malware – well “Flame” is the family name if you want to be precise. The malware package itself is considerably larger than what you’ll typically bump into on average, but the interest it is garnering with the media and antivirus vendors has more to do with the kinds of victims that have sprung up – victims mostly in the Middle East, including Iran – and a couple of vendors claiming the malware as being related to Stuxnet and Duku.

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Iran 'finds Flame malware fix'

Iran 'finds Flame malware fix' | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Iran says it has developed tools that can defend against and remove the sophisticated cyber attack tool known as Flame.
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How do cybercriminals profit from infecting websites with malware?

How do cybercriminals profit from infecting websites with malware? | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The primary motivator of malware authors and distributors today is simple: money. The more websites and computers the criminals infect, the more cash they make. To maximize infection rates and profits, the bad guys need to escape detection for as long as possible.
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Newly identified piece of malware, used for spying, is 20 times size of Stuxnet

Newly identified piece of malware, used for spying, is 20 times size of Stuxnet | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Variously dubbed Flame, Skywiper and Flamer, the newly identified virus is the largest and possibly most complex piece of malware ever discovered.
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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Massive cyber-attack discovered | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.
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Flamer worm - Iran claims to discover new Stuxnet-like malware

Flamer worm - Iran claims to discover new Stuxnet-like malware | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Iranian authorities claim to have discovered another targeted cyberattack against the country - the Flamer worm.
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