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Apple Fixes a Bevy of Serious Flaws with Latest iOS 7.1 Update Apple Fixes a Bevy of Serious Flaws with Latest iOS 7.1 Update

Apple has released its second iOS 7.1 security update in less than three weeks, this time fixing a host of code execution and other vulnerabilities that could compromise iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners.
11 March 2014

McAfee: Dark Web Headlines Q4 Threats McAfee: Dark Web Headlines Q4 Threats

The so-called dark web, that shadowy criminal underground where anonymous authors sell off-the-cuff malware and buy stolen credit card numbers and consumer data in an environment far from the prying eyes of the legal world, is growing in significance.
11 March 2014

Naked Videos of Facebook Friends Turn Out to Be Trojans Naked Videos of Facebook Friends Turn Out to Be Trojans

If Facebook promised you naked videos of your friends, would you click? As much as you may be tempted to find out why your former 8th-grade computer lab partner is sending you a racy video selfie, beware: it is, of course, a scam.
10 March 2014

Europol Urges Caution with Public Wi-Fi Europol Urges Caution with Public Wi-Fi

Criminal theft of private data from public Wi-Fi hotspots is not new, but is increasing. The two most prevalent methods are traffic sniffing and man-in-the-middle attacks using a rogue, criminal-controlled hotspot. Talking to the BBC, Europol has warned the public to be ever-vigilant in public places.
10 March 2014

Dendroid RAT: the Next Stage of Android Malware Evolution

Close on the heels of the discovery of an Android remote administration tool (RAT) known as AndroRAT – believed to be the first ever malware APK binder – comes a new variant of the idea, dubbed Dendroid.
08 March 2014

Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Suspend Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Suspend Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking it to suspend the proposed Facebook takeover of WhatsApp and investigate the privacy implications of Facebook's potential access to WhatsApp user information.
07 March 2014

Cisco Issues $300,000 Internet of Things Security Grand Challenge Cisco Issues $300,000 Internet of Things Security Grand Challenge

Cisco is big on the Internet of Things (IoT). Really, really big: in fact CEO John Chambers made it the centerpiece of his keynote at CES, noting that the time will soon come when everything from vanity mirrors in the bathroom to dog leashes will not only be connected to the internet, but also to each other.
06 March 2014

Malvertising Overtakes Porn as Top Mobile Malware Threat Malvertising Overtakes Porn as Top Mobile Malware Threat

As the adoption of mobile devices continues to grow rapidly and businesses increasingly provide on-the-go access to corporate assets, the mobile malware landscape is evolving to take advantage of mainstream user behavior. In a sign of the times, web ads directing users to malicious sites have eclipsed pornography as the leading source of mobile malware encounters.
06 March 2014

Survey Proves Effectiveness of Anti-virus Survey Proves Effectiveness of Anti-virus

One of the leading anti-virus test labs, AV Comparatives, has published its fourth annual survey of users.Five thousand eight hundred and forty five users from all around the world responded to the survey, giving a snapshot of browsers, operating systems, and AV products currently being used.
06 March 2014

Malwarebytes Moves to Block Android PUPs Malwarebytes Moves to Block Android PUPs

Anti-virus firm Malwarebytes has announced that it will now defend Android users against pups, or 'potentially unwanted programs.' "The research team at Malwarebytes has noticed an increasing number of Android PUPs and, as from today, the new version of Anti-Malware Mobile will give people an option to automatically detect and block these," says the announcement.
06 March 2014

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