News tagged ‘malware’

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

WhatsApp Private Messages Reportedly at Risk Due to Security Flaw

An IT consultant claimed he has found a security flaw in the Android version of popular instant messaging software, WhatsApp. By using a malware with unrestricted access to the Android device's SD card, a hacker is able to extract WhatsApp private messages and upload them without the owner's knowledge.

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014

Google Bans Extensions That Deliver Malware and Adware from Chrome Web Store

Google Bans Extensions That Deliver Malware and Adware from Chrome Web Store

Google recently removed certain extensions from the Google Chrome Web Store for delivering malware and adware to their users. The extensions started out as regular extensions, but took a more sinister turn when they were bought by malware companies.

Thursday, 31 Oct 2013

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

According to Microsoft, Windows XP systems have an infection rate that's six times higher than Windows 8. And this is likely to increase once support for the 12-year old OS comes to an end next year.

Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013

Internet Explorer Exploit Code Publicly Released

Internet Explorer Exploit Code Publicly Released

Metasploit has released an exploit framework that targets a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer into the public domain. Users are advised to install Microsoft's Fix It patch to keep themselves protected.

Thursday, 11 Jul 2013

Bluebox Releases Free Security App to Check for Vulnerability in Android Devices

Bluebox Releases Free Security App to Check for Vulnerability in Android Devices

Mobile security firm Bluebox just released an app which scans your Android device for the vulnerability reported a week ago.

Friday, 5 Jul 2013

Android Flaw Leaves 99% of Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

Android Flaw Leaves 99% of Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

Mobile security firm Bluebox stumbled upon a security flaw on Android where hackers can modify any app into a Trojan program to steal personal data or take control of the system.

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013

Symantec: FakeAV Holds Android Devices for Ransom

Symantec: FakeAV Holds Android Devices for Ransom

This type of fraud, which began several years ago on computers, has evolved over time and has made its way onto Android devices.

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013

Cybercriminals Capitalize on Boston Marathon Blast

Cybercriminals Capitalize on Boston Marathon Blast

Within just 24 hours of Monday's explosion at the Boston Marathon, Trend Micro observed an outbreak of more than 9,000 Blackhole Exploit Kit spammed messages, all related to the tragic incident.

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013

Apple Attacked by Hackers, Will Issue Malware Removal Tool Soon *Updated*

Apple Attacked by Hackers, Will Issue Malware Removal Tool Soon *Updated*

According to a statement by Apple, the company was attacked by hackers but said that no data was retrieved. The company will also issue a malware removal tool soon.

Friday, 8 Feb 2013

Adobe Releases Emergency Security Updates for Flash Player

Adobe Releases Emergency Security Updates for Flash Player

Adobe has just released emergency security updates for the company's Flash Player to address two vulnerabilities that are being exploited in the wild.

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