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MALWARE VIRUS HIDES AS GOOGLE + APP

MALWARE VIRUS HIDES AS GOOGLE + APP | PC support and security | Scoop.it
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A new malware virus device has been unleashed in the Android world.

Malware called ANDROIDOS_NICKISPY.C causes data loss in Android phones.

The malware has the ability to collect such information as GPS location, SMS messages, and call logs. All the information is being sent to an unknown malicious website. This particular malware disquises itself as a Google + application, but it can be detected because it is using the program title as “GOOGLE ++” This application is not available everywhere, but different hacking sites are trying to get unsuspecting victims to download the application to the phones. Also what is interesting about the malware it is also able to receive commands through text messages and automatically answer incoming calls. 

The malware can also place the phone on silent so the victim will not know the phone is even receiving the commands. It is safer to always download applications from the Google marketplace. Remember your smart phone is a small computer and you should treat it as such.

If you questions add acting programs on your device place the phone in airplane mode to diasable to call in/out features for the device and do a factory reset, it clears all the malicious applications in the phone.




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Microsoft makes .Net open-source

Microsoft makes .Net open-source | PC support and security | Scoop.it
It s a big day for Microsoft and its (soon to be even larger) cadre of dedicated developers: Starting today, Microsoft is making the core parts of its .Net framework open-source, and cross-platform on Windows , Mac OS X, and Linux . Microsoft is also #post-13883 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post Microsoft makes .Net open-source appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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Hackers post thousands of passwords to internet file sharing site

In what seems to be the norm these days, it looks like another hacker group has pillaged and plundered their way to a fresh bounty of user passwords. The hacker group that goes by the name Anonymous released a file consisting of 13,000 passwords according #post-13859 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post Hackers post thousands of passwords to internet file sharing site appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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The Cybersecurity Tipping Point

Editor’s remember: Steve Herrod is managing director at General Catalyst Partners and the earlier CTO and SVP of M&A of VMware. As we bear witness to the aftermath of fundamental assaults this 12 months in the direction of the likes of Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus and most simply these days, Sony, it turns into clear that we re stepping into an entirely new “wrestle” in opposition to cyber crime. Those who do not change their technique will lose. The sophistication and proliferation of superior malware is greater than it has ever been, and widespread consciousness of this draw back is being fueled by the shut to every day headlines touting the most recent agency to fall sufferer to a cyber assault. Large enterprises are investing more money into cybersecurity utilized sciences than ever sooner than, and the need for a stronger and additional full security model has develop right into a board-diploma dialogue as a result of the severity of these assaults hits dwelling for co
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Infographic: Social Media Stats via Digital Insights

Need a recap of social media stats? This
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Google: The Information-First Conglomerate

Larry Page on the cover of Fortune, Nov. 13 2014 Last week Google CEO Larry Page got the Fortune magazine cover treatment , the latest
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Infographic from @CoSchedule – Content Hacking

This infographic from content sharing app CoSchedule examines the latest content craze Content Hacking. Content Hacking involves content sharing, but hacking into platforms.
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How to enable Android’s new “Reader” mode in Chrome

Ever been to a website that was really hard to read? There s either an intrusive ad, really small font, or you re getting barraged with pop-ups. This is the mobile experience. However, we still push on and squint our eyes to the point where if someone #post-13182 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post How to enable Android s new Reader mode in Chrome appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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Remove Downasd.com pop-up ads ( Virus Removal Guide)

Remove Downasd.com pop-up ads ( Virus Removal Guide) | PC support and security | Scoop.it
If you are viewing random pop-up ads coming from Downasd.com within Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, then your system is infected with an adware or a PUP (potentially unwanted program). The Downasd.com pop-up ad occurs regardless of the internet browser or search engine, and if you are viewing ads coming from Downasd.com at anytime you are making a Google search or clicking on a link, then your system may be infected with adware or a PUP (potentially unwanted program). This adware infection is designed particularly to make money. It generates unwanted web traffic, collects sales leads for other unwanted sites, and will show advertisements and sponsored links within your internet browser. The Downasd.com advertisements are occured by an ad-supported (users will see additional advertisement banner, pop-up, search, pop-under and in-text link advertisements) cross browser plugin for Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, which is circulated through different monetization plat
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Remove “XP Antivirus 2014″ virus

Remove “XP Antivirus 2014″ virus | PC support and security | Scoop.it
XP Antivirus 2014 is a malware, which acts like as genuine security software. It is a fake antivirus and it reports non-existent virus threats to scare the user into paying a registration fees of $99,95 to remove all the threats. XP antivirus is a rogue security software. XP Antivirus 2014 is a fake antivirus program in the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This software is classified as a rogue because it acts to be an anti-virus program, but instead it displays bogus scan search results, report fake and non existent computer infections, and it will not allow you to run and execute your normal applications and softwares. In the above case, XP Antivirus 2014 will not only disrupt your computer, it’s going to trick and try you into making a registration using your credit card. XP Antivirus 2014 comes as a fake Windows warning on your pc that reads as you have a numerous viruses on your system (usually hundreds of them) and that this program has detected those cree
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Nefarious Apps Easily Slip Past Jelly Bean Security

Nefarious Apps Easily Slip Past Jelly Bean Security | PC support and security | Scoop.it
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           Google's app verification service, which is supposed to provide enhanced security for Android Jelly Bean devices by protecting them from bad apps, missed 85 percent of the malware it should have caught in a recent study. Third-party apps with similar capabilities were able to detect between 51 and 100 percent of malware.

The findings weren't very sweet when researchers tested Android 4.2 Jelly Bean's beefed-up security.

Of the 1,260 malware samples the team at North Carolina State University tossed at the OS, only 15 percent of them were detected by Google's app verification service. By contrast, Android anti-malware programs from 10 third-party software makers had detection rates ranging from 51 to 100 percent. The blacklisting approach used by Google is an ineffective one. "The malware blacklist approach, which originated on the desktop and seems to be bleeding over to the mobile side, is outdated and will always be vulnerable to new forms of malware."

Even though Google has tried to boost its security capabilities by purchasing Virus Total, it apparently hasn't improved the security picture.

"It's no surprise to Research team that Jelly Bean's app verification system would still be far behind those of third-party mobile antivirus vendors, as Google has not made a name for itself by detecting and proactively fighting malware."Google's reputation in this area has been scarred repeatedly as Google's Bouncer failed to prevent malicious apps from being uploaded onto Google Play on several occasions.

 

 

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Drync support for Apple Pay lets wine lovers make purchases with the touch of a finger

Drync support for Apple Pay lets wine lovers make purchases with the touch of a finger | PC support and security | Scoop.it
Drync today became the first wine app to offer Apple Pay, allowing users to quickly and securely buy and have their wine delivered. About BOSTON, MA –
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Sony Hackers Threaten A Media Organization, Likely CNN, And Others

Sony Hackers Threaten A Media Organization, Likely CNN, And Others | PC support and security | Scoop.it
The hackers who compromised Sony Pictures Entertainment’s servers, releasing private recordsdata and emails to most of the people which detailed all of the items from the personal, financial and medical info of present and former staff and much more, in the mean time are threatening a “info media group,” based mostly on a model new report. That group may be CNN, based on information posted on anonymous sharing web site Pastebin. The Intercept today published a join memo from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security it obtained which says the hacking group, typically referred to as the “Guardians of Peace,” have threatened to assault a I.S. new media group, and the danger “may delay to totally different such organizations inside the near future.” The memo doesn’t state the knowledge media group by title, nevertheless in its place references Pastebin messages that taunt every the FBI and “USPER2,” which is how the FBI’s memo referenced the knowledge medi
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Microsoft’s working on a new web browser that will blow Internet Explorer away

Microsoft’s working on a new web browser that will blow Internet Explorer away | PC support and security | Scoop.it
A show of hands, how many of you are still using Internet Explorer as your default web browser? If you re the limited few that raised their hands, you re part of a dying breed. Most people start with Internet Explorer because it s the browser that comes #post-13857 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post Microsoft s working on a new web browser that will blow Internet Explorer away appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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How to get more Views and Subscribers on YouTube

Learn How you get more Views and Subscribers on YouTube in just a few days!
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Hours of Reinstallations? Nope!

Late is better in the world of nifty gadgets and devices. There is abundance yet there is scarcity. Xbox One Now I d like to go over what we should all really consider. With the Next-Gen consoles and having to install the games onto the hard drive, #post-13188 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post Hours of Reinstallations? Nope! appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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Linux for Businesses

Among the questions I am asked more regularly by non Linux users looking to make the switch, Which Linux distribution would work best for my business? This of course is a question that requires a deeper understanding of what that particular business #post-13192 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post Linux for Businesses appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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Meet Google’s ambitious new CAPTCHA that makes it easier to prove you’re human

Meet Google’s ambitious new CAPTCHA that makes it easier to prove you’re human | PC support and security | Scoop.it
Google is today announcing an improved version of CAPTCHA that it s calling the NoCAPTCHA reCAPTCHA. While it sounds like a mouthful, the new service has some great benefits for users. We ve known CAPTCHAs for years for their awful distorted text that s #post-13198 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post Meet Google’s ambitious new CAPTCHA that makes it easier to prove you’re human appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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Exchange 2013 Server Component State

Exchange 2013 Server Component State | PC support and security | Scoop.it
Exchange 2013 introduced Server component State, which will provides a granular control of Exchange components. This is useful when performing the database maintenance, updating any CUs where in server will be out of operation but services will be running . #post-13184 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post Exchange 2013 Server Component State appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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Microsoft to Add Chat Feature on Word and PowerPoint Apps

Microsoft to Add Chat Feature on Word and PowerPoint Apps | PC support and security | Scoop.it
Microsoft Office is perhaps the best productivity tool out there. For over two decades, the software has been the centerpiece of Microsoft along with the Windows operating system . Having had a long history, the software family has evolved greatly over #post-13180 .CPlase_panel {display:none;} The post Microsoft to Add Chat Feature on Word and PowerPoint Apps appeared first on SYSFLASH.
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SYSFLASH | Remove Downasd.com pop-up ads ( Virus Removal Guide)

SYSFLASH | Remove Downasd.com pop-up ads ( Virus Removal Guide) | PC support and security | Scoop.it
If you are viewing pop-up ads coming from Downasd.com within the web browser, then your system is infected. Downasd.com pop-up ads removal guide online.
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Spam link sends Android users to trojan proxy

Spam link sends Android users to trojan proxy | PC support and security | Scoop.it
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Desktop users sent to (relatively harmless) weight-loss site.

Clicking links in spam emails falls into the "don't try this at home" category, but if you do so in a safe environment, will notice that quite a lot of spam (particularly spam sent from compromised webmail accounts) links to sites advertising weight-loss products and vaguely similar to Fox News.

Given the amount of spam that links to exploit kits such as 'Blackhole', linking to a weight-loss site seems relatively harmless. However, things may be rather different if you click the link on a mobile device.

Researchers have discovered that the final destination of these links depends on the type of browser used: while desktop browsers redirect to the weight-loss site, mobile browsers are sent to a download of the 'NotCompatible' trojan. When installed, this turns the device into a proxy. The proxy was used by crooks to buy concert tickets and to make purchases in the Apple Store, probably using stolen credit cards.

We have been able to confirm Lookout's claims. Somewhat worryingly, on the device we tested, we were not prompted about the download, but merely received a notification confirming that a 'Security Update' had been downloaded. As users have become more security-aware, even on mobile devices, many may ignore this alert, believing it to be something positive.

 

 

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