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Great Reminder That You Need a Malware Scanner On Your Android Phone

Cyber Security firm Check Point has found malware on 38 Android devices from two separate corporate clients. That wouldn’t be a huge surprise but what they found worthy of note was that the malware was preinstalled “somewhere along the supply chain,” according to a blog post by the company. Read More >>

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A Scary New Kind of Malware Is Invading Banks All Over the World

Few terms in the security world instil more fear than Stuxnet. But seven years after the infamous computer worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities was discovered, an ugly descendant of the software is showing up in banks and other organisations around the globe. Read More >>

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More Than 50% of Android Phone Are Still Vulnerable to Ghost Push Malware

It's been quite some time since the world became aware of the Ghost Push trojan, and it turns out more than half the Android phones in use are still at risk. Why? Because they haven't been updated to newer versions of the OS yet. Read More >>

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Audacious Android Malware Asks for Selfie With Photo ID

An updated bit of bad software designed to lurk on the Android phones of users and steal their personal data has been uncovered, with this one engaging with the users and asking, very nicely, for credit card details and a selfie. Read More >>

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‘You Are Giving False Information’: Malware Developer Sends Correction to IBM Blog

There might be no honour among thieves, but there’s certainly plenty of pride, as a disgruntled malware developer recently proved by reaching out to an IBM security advisor over a “completely out of date” blog post. Read More >>

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Mac BitTorrent Client Transmission Gets Infected With Malware Again

For the second time in five months, the Transmission BitTorrent client for Mac has been infected with malware. Read More >>

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Wikileaks Published Dozens of Malware Links in Email Dump 

WikiLeaks published more than 80 variants of malware in the second email dump from Turkey’s ruling political party (AKP), according to security expert Vesselin Bontchev, who is also known by the pseudonym Dark Avenger. Read More >>

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Automated Blackmail Malware Gathers a File of Shame

A piece of malware given the name of Delilah by security researchers has been found trying to use social engineering and blackmail techniques to force employees to hand over sensitive data, with the ultimate ambition of ensnaring a worker's loyalty via blackmail and turning them to the dark side. Read More >>

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More Fake Pokémon Go Apps Were Released To Ruin Your Phone

There have been reports of malicious Pokémon Go apps out in the wild since the game was released over a week ago, but more of them are popping out of the brush than Caterpies just out of Pallet Town. Read More >>

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Did You Install This Malicious Pokémon Go App?

People all over have been trying to enjoy the new Pokémon Go app, which released this week to so much fanfare that it’s experiencing massive server overload. The hype was so real that people were passing around APK files so that people outside the countries where it’s available could side-load it on Android, something I saw in my own friend groups. Read More >>

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Tell Your Parents WhatsApp Gold Isn’t a Real Thing

Users of messaging tool WhatsApp are today's malicious hacker target of choice, with some finding out to their delight that they've been chosen to test a new version of the app called WhatsApp Gold. Only, of course, it's a scam. Read More >>

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Bangladesh Bank Hackers Created Malware to Target the Global SWIFT Payment System

The hackers behind a large-scale Bangladesh bank hack went further than simply stealing money. Now it turns out that they created malware that could compromise the internationally used SWIFT payment system. Read More >>

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Google Warns Users About a Dangerous Website Called Google.com

You’ve got to admire Google’s honesty. Right now, the company’s own safe browsing tool is flagging “google.com” as partially dangerous. Does that mean you’re computer is doomed if you need to Google search for “that funny video you saw that one time about a cat or something?” Likely no, Google—like lots of websites—is just unsafe when in the wrong hands. Read More >>

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New Malware Attacks When You Type a URL Wrong

Better watch where those fingers fall on the keyboard next time you type out a URL. Security researchers have discovered a new trend they’re calling typosquatting, where browsers are attacked after web addresses are mis-typed. Read More >>

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Your Wireless Mouse and Keyboard Can Be Hacked to Gain Control of Your PC

The wireless link between your mouse and dongle might not be as useful as you think. A new hack shows that the links are often unencrypted and can be used to gain control of your computer. Read More >>