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Researchers Create Silent Mac Worm

Macs have often be heralded as safe, or rather safer than Windows PC’s. This has often been accredited to the fact that unlike windows, developing applications on a Mac requires you have a particular license. With…

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This Is Why Strapping a Wi-Fi Connection to a Sniper Rifle Is a Bad Idea

We have come to a point where we embed a lot of technology to weapons, sometimes even too much technology. This is the case of TrackingPoint, a company that makes such smart weapons. One sniper rifle…

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Hacking Team’s Rootkit Can Survive Hard Drive Scrubbing

Investigations by Trend Mirco have uncovered that the now-infamous spyware distributed by Italian surveillance outfit Hacking Team can survive the scrubbing or removal of a hard drive. Trend Mirco has revealed that the Remote Control System,…

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Spam E-Mails Drop to a 12 Year Low

Security specialist Symantec have conducted an extensive research programme into the amount of spam plaguing email inboxes. The results are fascinating and thorough scans reported less than 50% of received emails were junk, the lowest amount in the…

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Android News App Used to Distribute Hacking Team’s Spyware

The massive (and wonderful) data theft from Hacking Team has revealed that Italian spyware maker was using a fake Android app as a backdoor method of distribution for its Remote Control System. The app, BeNews, which…

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Hacking Team Were Tracking Bitcoin Users

Leaked documents, published by WikiLeaks, have revealed that Italian spyware firm Hacking Team have the ability to track Bitcoin users, and have been selling the software with which to do it to third parties since January…

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Google Chrome Starts Blocking Torrent Sites

Since yesterday, Google’s Chrome browser has begun blocking torrent websites, including Torrentz, ExtraTorent, RARBG, and the popular KickAss Torrents, flagging them as containing “harmful programs”. When users attempt to visit the URL, a red banner bars…

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New Android Malware Discovered Every 18 Seconds

The G DATA’s Q1 2015 Mobile Malware Report has revealed an alarming statistic which suggests a new piece of malware is released on the Android platform every 18 seconds. This staggering figure becomes even more disturbing when you…

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Ask Toolbar Targetted by Microsoft as High Threat Malware

Microsoft looks to be serious about making their Windows platform more safe and secure after years of being derided as being malware prone. In its latest move, Microsoft has branded the notorious Ask Toolbar as a…

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VLC Developer: Sourceforge Has Been Pushing “Crapware” Since 2012

Fans of software repository Sourceforge were aghast to discover that the site was hijacking orphaned pages and turning legitimate software into Trojans by bundling them with malware, the biggest profile of which were GIMP and Nmap.…

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Sourceforge Hijacks GIMP and Nmap with Trojans

Sourceforge has been found to be hijacking orphaned open source projects and adding malware to their repositories. Notable victims of this practice are the popular GIMP and Nmap accounts, using them to distribute third-party “bundle-ware” installers.…

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Siezed Megaupload Domains Hijacked By Scam Ads and Malware

Megaupload domains that were seized by the US Department of Justice, as part of its legal action against company founder Kim Dotcom, have now been hijacked by scammers who are using the domain names to distribute…

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Malware is Everywhere Warns Linux Inventor

The man who developed the GNU operating system, better known as Linux, has warned computer users that malware is not just viruses, and that it pervades every form or modern software, from freeware to game, and…

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Secret Service Agencies Wanted to Put Malware on Your Android Phones

I don’t think it will be a shock to hear about yet another way government agencies try to spy on people, but they are getting bolder day after day it seems. A recently leaked document by…

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New Rootkit Uses Your Graphics Card as Blind Spot

Viruses, Trojans and Malware all have one thing in common, they try to stay hidden and move around so they won’t be detected before the job is done and the user discovers the unwanted piece of…

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Modding Your GTA? It May be Time To Change Your Passwords!

Grand Theft Auto 5 was one of the biggest games of 2014. With both a storyline covering three different people, an online world (eventually) and even the ability to load in custom mods to change your…

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Anonymous Accused of Running Botnet With Thousands of Hacked Home Routers

Haven’t yet changed your router username and password from “admin/admin”? If so, then your router could be part of a massive botnet, possibly run by members of Anonymous, according to cybersecurity experts Incapsula. The network of…

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Drive Destroying Malware Discovered

Cisco Systems’ Talos Group have discovered a new malware that takes ninja operation to a whole new level. It has been dubbed Rombertik and it basically monitors everything you do on the web, including all of…

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Credentials May Become Compromised via Old Windows Vulnerability from the ’90s

Nobody wants their private information shared on the internet, but we live in an era where everything that’s connected to the internet may eventually become public. This is the case of an old Windows vulnerability from…

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Simda Botnet Taken Down After Affecting 777,000 PC’s Worldwide

Sidma has been around for the past 6 months, causing pain to PC owners across the world. It infected 128,000 computers each month – a phenomenal rate for a botnet. The bot changed into a new…

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Shape-Shifting ‘Beebone’ Malware Taken Down by Europol and the FBI

It looks like a shape-shifting malware that was able to change its identity up to 19 times a day to avoid detection has been put to rest by Europe’s Cybercrime Centre and the FBI. The malware…

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Dyre Wolf Attack Reels in over $1 Million in Wire Transfers

IBM’s Security division has been researching a malware attack they have named ‘The Dyre Wolf’ which is said to have been responsible for stealing over $1 million. It is said that the hacking campaign uses targeted…

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Xtube Infecting Visitors With Malware

Adult site Xtube, rated in the top 800 sites in the United States, has been compromised and is infecting users with malware, warns Malwarebytes Labs. Visitors to the site can be redirected to the Neutrino Exploit…

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New Router Malware Said to Inject Porn into Webpages

Security experts are said to have found a new type of malware that attacks routers and injects unwanted ads and pornography into websites by modifying the router’s DNS settings. While the malware can hijack nearly every…

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UEFI BIOSes Are Threatened By New LightEater Malware

While the new UEFI BIOSes are neat and come with a lot of features, they are also miniaturised OSes in their own, which makes them as vulnerable as a normal OS. Security researchers Corey Kallenberg and…

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Panda Antivirus Flags Itself as Malware, Bricks Computers

A warning to Panda Security antivirus users: do not reboot your PC. In a baffling show of incompetence, the latest Panda antivirus update has the program flagging itself as malware, putting core files in quarantine, and…

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Phone Tech Support Scammer Threatens to Kill Sceptical Mark

Ten years ago, the most common internet-related scam was the infamous “419” confidence trick, e-mails promising vast wealth in exchange for a small investment. So infamous, in fact, that few people fall for it anymore. So,…