Tag Archives: malware

Facebookers Beware of New Trojan

May 13, 2013
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Bringing a whole new meaning to being hacked on Facebook by your sister, Microsoft has now issued a warning of malware posing as Firefox add-ons and updating Google Chrome extensions, which actually allow hackers inside your Facebook profile. Microsoft released a blog late Friday, on their Malware Protection Centre, describing Trojan:JS/Febipos, originally caught active in …

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Mac App Store Game Showed Traces of Malware

May 06, 2013
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According to a recent report by MacWorld, the iOS App Store detected an app containing an embedded trojan horse, however, the malware code is not considered to be malicious. Bitdefender Virus Scanner, a free Mac App, located the trojan horse, after its readers gave MacWorld the latest scoop about the potential …

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South Korea vs North Korea Cyberattacks

Mar 25, 2013
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Multiple cyberattacks in South Korea has still not been accounted for, investigators say. However in Seoul, the main focus is on North Korea, in which South Korean security professionals claim the North have been training a complex team of computer-savvy “cyber warriors” .   Last Wednesday, deadly malware shut down 32,000 …

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What is the Eicar Testfile?

Feb 27, 2013
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“Eicar” is the acronym for the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research. It’s a group that investigates malware and security issues, and maintains an anti-malware test file for testing various antivirus utilities. The testfile is a simple text file called “eicar.com” that contains the following ASCII string, which when saved and …

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FTC to Host a “Threats to Mobile Devices” Event June 4

Feb 25, 2013
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On June 4th, 2013 at the Washington, D.C. conference center, the Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day seminar on mobile security threats and will be open to the public. According to the FTC website, the event will include discussions of “emerging mobile security threats and trends, security challenges in the mobile …

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New “Pintsized” Mac Malware Beware

Feb 20, 2013
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Just when all Mac users snobbily assumed they were hack free, well guess again. A new backdoor Trojan for OS X is making an appearance, called “Pintsized” by Intego. It’s suspected of using a modified version of OpenSSH to set up a reverse shell, which in turn, creates a secure connection to a remote …

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“Mommy, I want to be a Hacker when I grow up”

Feb 11, 2013
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It won’t be long before children learn that digital technology is just as admiring of a profession, as say, a fireman or policeman. Kids as young as 11 years old are already writing malicious computer code to hack friends accounts on gaming sites and social networks. AVG recently confirmed that a boy from …

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Warning: US Income Tax E-mail Contains Malware

Feb 04, 2013
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There’s a new breed of tax fraud lurking and that’s stealing your personal info! Hackers will do just about anything to steal your personal data and this Trojan horse proves just how smart they can be.  E-mail account users were fooled into clicking on a personalized zip file containing an infected …

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