Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security. Show all posts

Monday, April 16, 2012

SOS: TigerBot - new malware for Android.

TigerBotNQ Mobile Security Research Center took part in discovering a new kind of Android malware. This malware has been named TigerBot, and it works by sending commands to devices using SMS. Obtaining this malware is done by downloading apps from untrustworthy sources either from third-party app stores or standalone APK files.
 TigerBot hides itself by not placing an icon in the app drawer or the homescreen after it’s installed.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Most Secure Mobile OS: BlackBerry 7

You don’t often read the words RIM and “good news” in the same sentence any more, unless there’s a “no” or a “not” in between somewhere, but the gang in Waterloo can justify some high-fives following Trend Micro’s latest report on mobile operating system security. According to Trend, BlackBerry 7 is the most secure of the big four OSes.

Mac Flashback Trojan Removal Tool

Apple MacintoshApple has now released a tool that removes the Flashback Trojan from infected Mac computers, according to a security update posted to on Thursday. The malicious software, which some have casually referred to as the “Mac virus,” (even though, yes, we know, a Trojan is not a virus), had previously infected some 650,000 Mac laptops, making it one of the largest infections the Mac install base has ever seen.

GCHQ has been threatened with cyber-attack tomorrow

The ability of Britain's security institutions to fight off the threat from online activists was cast into doubt after hackers penetrated Scotland Yard's anti-terrorism hotline and leaked conversations between staff online.
Britain is lagging behind the US, France and Germany in its capacity to respond to cyber attacks, a former senior official at the government "listening post", GCHQ, warned yesterday.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Kaspersky's offers Mack a Removal Tool

Apple computers have recently been hit by the Mac Flashback trojan, the first attack on Macs that does not require any social engineering or phishing schemes. Kaspersky confirmed that the Flashback, or what it calls the Flashfake, botnet has infected 670,000 computers worldwide and the security firm is now releasing a free detection and removal tool.