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New Barnes & Noble Android tablet runs same 'malware' app recently found on Blu phones

New Barnes & Noble Android tablet runs same 'malware' app recently found on Blu phones The NOOK Tablet 7 takes aim at Amazon’s successful $50 Fire tablet — what is it with $50 Android devices and security issues?The fact of the matter is that Barnes & Noble should have known better than to use Adups.

Samsung Smart TV update forces users to see ads

Samsung Smart TV update forces users to see ads These sorts of arrangements tend to be explained as “If you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product.According to a new report at AdAge, a recent Samsung Smart TV update now requires that consumers view advertising if they want to use the device’s hardware — hardware they’ve presumably already paid several hundred dollars for the privilege of using.

Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far

Microsoft finally admits that its malware-style Get Windows 10 upgrade campaign went too far First, it made Windows 10 free and available to anyone running Windows 7 or Windows 8.First Windows 10 became a “Recommended” download instead of an optional one.

What to expect from cyber attacks in 2017

What to expect from cyber attacks in 2017 As organisations plan to defend their enterprises against ransomware and non-malware attacks, here’s what to expect in 2017.1:  Non-malware attacks will escalate and become more severe Attackers are increasingly utilising non-malware attacks in an effort to remain undetected on organisations’ endpoints.

New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users

New Mac malware discovered using antique code to spy on users The stronger OS X (now macOS) security model and lower market share used to mean it was of no interest to malware creators.Case in point: A new piece of malware has been discovered, but it’s not technically all that new.

Google is banning Javascript attachments from Gmail

Google is banning Javascript attachments from Gmail In the name of security, Gmail will begin a permanent ban on attachments with.If you try to send a Javascript attachment after that date, you'll get a prompt that the message is blocked for security reasons.

NZ dodging malware bullets better than most, new Microsoft report finds

NZ dodging malware bullets better than most, new Microsoft report finds 8% of New Zealand computers encountered malware attacks, compared to the worldwide rate of 20.This measure is a rate metric that shows the number of computers cleaned for every 1000 unique computers using the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

InterContinental confirms hotels affected by malware that steals card data

InterContinental confirms hotels affected by malware that steals card data were infected with malware that was trying to find track data from a card’s magnetic strip.This includes card numbers, names, expiration dates, and verification codes that had been gathered by the hotels’ restaurants and bars.

MacOS suffers its first-ever Word macro attack

MacOS suffers its first-ever Word macro attack Regardless, the fact is that MacOS isn’t immune, and new vulnerabilities arise on occasion that Mac users should keep in mind.One category of malware that has certainly affected Windows and not MacOS is the infamous Microsoft Word macro virus.

That sandwich may have cost more than you thought — Arby’s hit by malware

That sandwich may have cost more than you thought — Arby’s hit by malware The biggest danger associated with fast food isn’t clogged arteries — apparently, it’s compromised credit card data.On Thursday, security blog KrebsOnSecurity reported that Arby’s had “recently remediated a breach involving malicious software installed on payment card systems at hundreds of its restaurant locations nationwide.

A pretend Pornhub app is infecting Android phones with malware

A pretend Pornhub app is infecting Android phones with malware Porn is giving smartphones a virus, and it’s one that locks out their owners.As per a new report from cybersecurity firm ESET, apps pretending to be from Pornhub are infecting mobile devices with malware that locks users out of their handsets and demands a ransom for their release.

New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks

New tech support scam borrows ransomware tricks You’ve probably heard about tech support scams and ransomware attacks separately, but there’s a new breed of malware that includes elements of both.The latest breed of support scam substitutes a human “support rep” in place of a ransomware bitcoin payment.

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.