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Google is ramping up MacOS protection in Safe Browsing to combat malware

Google is ramping up MacOS protection in Safe Browsing to combat malware Safe Browsing, Google’s in-browser warning system, has announced a number of new updates to help protect against malware in MacOS.According to a blog post on Wednesday, Safe Browsing is turning its attention to two common browser abuses — ad injection and manipulation of Chrome settings.

Windows-targeted malware, harmless to Android, spotted in 132 Play Store apps

Windows-targeted malware, harmless to Android, spotted in 132 Play Store apps Vulnerabilities can present in the unlikeliest of ways, as this report from security firm Palo Alto Networks explains.The company cites 132 apps on the Google Play Store that feature malware — though not the kind that could actually do any harm to your smartphone.

Kaspersky Lab report says 2016 saw a threefold increase in mobile malware

It looks like mobile malware is on the rise.Well, for starters, there were three times as many malware installations in 2016 as in 2015 and a total of 8.

WikiLeaks dumps documents on CIA’s alleged hacking tools

WikiLeaks dumps documents on CIA’s alleged hacking tools The trove, called Vault 7, is the “largest ever publication of confidential documents” on the CIA and covers activity between 2013 and 2016.It details hacking tools believed to include malware that infects Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, and iOS as well as routers and smart TVs.

Adware lived on the Google Play Store for 2 months without anyone noticing

Adware lived on the Google Play Store for 2 months without anyone noticing The Google Play Store is generally a safe place to download apps, but sometimes malware still falls through the cracks.Case in point: A new malware using precision tactics to distribute adware was able to hide in apps on the Google Play Store for two months before it was discovered and removed.

Hancitor climbs its way to the top of 'world's most wanted' malware families

Hancitor climbs its way to the top of 'world's most wanted' malware families The Hancitor/Chanitor malware has rapidly climbed to be one of the top five ‘world’s most wanted’ malware families for the first time, according to Check Point’s February Global Threat Impact Index.The Global Threat Impact Index also named Kelihos, HackerDefender and Cryptowall as the top three malware.

If you use Minecraft mods, do your research first

If you use Minecraft mods, do your research first ​Minecraft fans beware: IT security company ESET have discovered 87 malicious apps disguised as mods for Minecraft with close to a total of one million downloads on the android store.This means that 990,000 Android mobile users have been unknowingly exposed to malicious content as well as ad and scam content by installing these fake Minecraft mods.

Malware campaign targets open source developers on GitHub

Malware campaign targets open source developers on GitHub Be on your guard if you’re a developer who uses GitHub – someone could be trying to infect your computer with malware.Reports have emerged that malicious hackers are attempting to infect open source programmers’ computers with a Trojan horse, by launching a targeted malware campaign via email against GitHub developers.

IObit & Malwarebytes spat ntinues as ‘legitimate’ program is blacklisted as PUP

IObit & Malwarebytes spat ntinues as ‘legitimate’ program is blacklisted as PUP PC troubleshooting provider IObit has openly criticised Malwarebytes for flagging its Advanced SystemCare as a potentially unwanted programme (PUP) and removed it without warning.As of March 31, IObit says Malwarebytes hasn’t provided any official criteria or communication channels for how to deal with misleading flags.

'Iron Twilight' hacker group might be part of the Russian Government

'Iron Twilight' hacker group might be part of the Russian Government SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit researchers have made a 'breakthrough' linking the notorious Iron Twilight hacking group to the Russian Government.In June 2016, DNC confirmed it had been attacked by Iron Twilight.

This Android malware could be the most sophisticated we’ve seen yet

This Android malware could be the most sophisticated we’ve seen yet It looks like Android owners have yet another hack to worry about.Security researchers from Google and Lookout are warning of a new malware that’s “one of the most sophisticated and targeted mobile attacks” we’ve seen yet.

Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules

Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules Interest in VPNs has skyrocketed as a result, but at least a few scam companies are trying to take advantage of the trend.We’ve written our own guide to VPN services and I’ve personally had good luck with GoldenFrog’s VyprVPN as well.

Top 5 Android security apps: Do they protect you?

Top 5 Android security apps: Do they protect you? Avast Antivirus & Security As a genuinely free app for the Android platform, Avast Antivirus & Security offers an impressive range of tools.According to the latest AV-Test report of 26 popular Android security apps from November 2016, Avast is a solid option with a detection rate of the latest Android malware in real time of 99.

Anime Malware Locks Your Files Unless You Play A Game

Anime Malware Locks Your Files Unless You Play A Game In 2017, even malware is anime.Anyone affected by the new malware Rensenware, named after the anime-style game Touhou Seirensen (Undefined Fantastic Object), has to score over.

Your Mac could be facing threats from even more malware: report

Your Mac could be facing threats from even more malware: report But the OS's perceived security remains one of the biggest draws for picking a Mac over a Windows device.That's an exponential increase from Q3 2016, which posted barely 50,000 new samples.

Why it's totally possible this group of hackers is the CIA

Why it's totally possible this group of hackers is the CIA To folks at the cybersecurity firm Symantec, the hacking group they call "Longhorn" has always seemed like a state actor.The group has hacked 40 "targets" in 16 nations, according to Symantec.

Amnesia malware forms DVR botnet and wipes virtual machines

Amnesia malware forms DVR botnet and wipes virtual machines Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 researchers have discovered a brand new variant of the “Tsunami” IoT and Linux botnet, dubbed “Amnesia”.The new variant targets an unpatched remote code execution vulnerability in DVR devices made by TVT Digital and branded by more than 70 vendors worldwide.

That Time I Tried To Pirate Spore And Bricked My Laptop Instead

That Time I Tried To Pirate Spore And Bricked My Laptop Instead In 2008, I brought my laptop over to my friend Amanda’s house to pirate Spore.I connected my laptop to her internet and opened Limewire, 2008’s file-sharing software du jour.

Kaspersky Lab releases its research about the Hajime Internet of Things malware

Kaspersky Lab releases its research about the Hajime Internet of Things malware For many people, there is a growing concern over smart devices becoming connected.While smart devices make day-to-day life more convenient, there is an underlying risk of malware attacking and making use of these devices.

FalseGuide Android malware could have infected almost 2 million devices

FalseGuide Android malware could have infected almost 2 million devices Android malware often takes the form of infected apps on the Google Play Store, and a new variant called FalseGuide has been discovered by security company Check Point.While Google has been pushing monthly security updates, manufacturers like Samsung unfortunately often delay on pushing these updates to customers.