Hackers now have a new attack vector, but one with much more serious consequences than data theft or financial ruin: pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs).
19 October 2012
Oracle has issued a large Critical Patch Update (CPU), which contains 109 new security vulnerability fixes across hundreds of Oracle products, including Oracle Database, WebLogic server, PeopleSoft, Siebel, MySQL and VM Virtual Box. While all are in need of immediate attention, some vulnerabilities pose a greater risk than others, researchers warn.
17 October 2012
Spyware families are propagating, with the latest identified spawn being miniFlame, a “small and highly flexible malicious program” suitable for targeted, in-depth cyber espionage operations, according to Kaspersky Lab.
16 October 2012
Poor Android. Google’s smartphone operating system has offered a rich breeding ground for cybercrime in recent months, and there’s little sign that the danger is abating. The latest is a warning from the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), alerting the populace that the Loozfon and FinFisher malware strains are targeting Android devices – again.
16 October 2012
Wannabe code-crackers have a fresh challenge to rise to, if DeTron has its way. The encryption company ran a full page ad in the New York Times late last week challenging code breakers, hackers and cryptographers to crack a message encrypted by Quantum Direct Key (QDK) – a personal identification encryption technology aimed at eliminating multiple passwords for cloud services and web apps.
15 October 2012
Malware developed by the 'good guys' is increasingly falling into the wrong hands, according to a new report from Citizen Lab. The organization says that there is evidence of a growing commercial market for offensive computer network intrusion capabilities developed by security companies in Western democratic countries.
11 October 2012
We're not in Kansas anymore: The third quarter of 2012 saw a marked increase in Android adware, while new evidence surfaced suggesting that the Zeus-in-the-Mobile (Zitmo) banking trojan is evolving into a botnet. And, Romanian hackers are continuing to perform large-scale scanning for web vulnerabilities, according to the quarterly threat assessment from Fortinet.
09 October 2012
Despite the Mac reputation as being more secure because of Apple’s tight control over its vertically integrated ecosystem, Mac-specific malware and advanced persistent attacks (APTs) against human rights groups is on the rise, cautions Citizen Lab Senior Security Analyst Seth Hardy.
08 October 2012
Android malware for premium SMS fraud continues to grow as a category, and most of it rests on the shoulders of one family of malware: Android.FakeInstaller. However, while FakeInstaller is well-known and included in mobile security software, hackers are now including new features geared to avoid detection and expand its reach.
05 October 2012
Announcing that the UK is spending £2 million to set up a new cybercrime center, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned that virtual threats are "one of the greatest global and strategic challenges of our time.”
04 October 2012