malware

Malware Botnet may have framed Android

Malware Botnet may have framed Android

Android may have been wrongly maligned for its role in a malware botnet, security researchers have admitted, with findings that devices running Google's software could be responsible for spam potentially fooled by a fake email signature. Despite claims from Sophos and Microsoft earlier this week that email header information pinned down Android devices as the guilty carriers, each has since backtracked having conceded that Android's involvement is in no way certain.

Continue Reading

DNSChanger: How to find it and how to fix it

DNSChanger: How to find it and how to fix it

Time is running out for computers running the DNSChanger malware, with the FBI planning to cut infected machines off from the internet teat come Monday, but how do you know if your system is at risk? The malware reroutes internet traffic through compromised servers, opening systems up to the dangers of keylogging, pushing fake software and products, and otherwise manipulating the web experience. Thankfully, checking out the status of your computer isn't hard.

Continue Reading

FBI to kill servers supporting DNSChanger virus victims

FBI to kill servers supporting DNSChanger virus victims

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world could lose access to the Internet on July 9 when the FBI plans to kill temporary servers servicing victims of a virus. That virus is called DNSChanger, and the FBI plans to shut down the temporary DNS servers that were being used to assist victims of the Internet theft ring. Any computer that still uses the servers won't be able to go online starting July 9.

Continue Reading

Flame malware developed by US, Israel to slow Iranian nuclear efforts

Flame malware developed by US, Israel to slow Iranian nuclear efforts

It turns out that the massive Flame malware attack last month was a sophisticated computer virus developed by the US and Israel in an effort to sabotage Iran's nuclear program. Citing unnamed Western officials with knowledge of the effort, the Washington Post reported that the attack involved the National Security Agency, the CIA, and Israel's military as well as the use of the infamous Stuxnet virus.

Continue Reading

Microsoft releases certificate updater in response to Flame malware

Microsoft releases certificate updater in response to Flame malware

In response to the recent Flame malware attack, Microsoft has released a patch this week that introduces a digital certificate updater. The new feature automatically updates your Windows 7 or Windows Vista system to detect untrusted certificates. Known stolen or forged certificates are put on a "Disallowed Certificate Trust List," which is updated daily.

Continue Reading

Flame named a cryptographic marvel; Infected PCs commit suicide

Flame named a cryptographic marvel; Infected PCs commit suicide

Uber-malware Flame is the most complex tool for cyber espionage discovered in the wild to-date, expert cryptographers have said, the first example of an MD5 collision attack being used in earnest. "Flame uses a yet unknown MD5 chosen-prefix collision attack" renowned experts Marc Stevens and B.M.M. de Weger announced in a security discussion group this week, having been forced to create a custom tool specifically in the hope of digging through the malware's secrets. Meanwhile, Symantec spotted what appeared to be a desperate suicide instruction sent out to a number of compromised computers.

Continue Reading

North Korea ships malware infected games to South Korea

North Korea ships malware infected games to South Korea

A report has been published in the Korean publication called JoongAng Daily the claims Seoul's Metropolitan Police agency has foiled a cyber attack plot orchestrated by North Korea. South Korea alleges that the cyber attack plot was instituted by North Korea's Reconnaissance General Bureau when the Bureau shipped malware infected games to South Korean users.

Continue Reading

Microsoft fixes Windows flaw exploited by Flame

Microsoft fixes Windows flaw exploited by Flame

Microsoft has issued a security warning and an emergency update over the weekend that fixes a serious flaw in Windows that was exploited by the Flame malware attack last month. Flame was massive and sophisticated but luckily a targeted attack. However, the same method could be exploited in a less sophisticated implementation for a more widespread attack.

Continue Reading

We have a Flame malware fix claims Iranian government

We have a Flame malware fix claims Iranian government

Iran's government claims to have developed an anti-virus program that can detect and remove the Flame malware, promising to release the tool to any Iranian company or organization who requests it. Identified recently, though believed to have been in the wild and syphoning data from computers across the middle east since early 2010, Flame is suspected to be the cyber-espionage tool of a foreign government. Although the full complexity of the malware is yet to be explored, security researchers already believe it is significantly more complex than other recent infections such as Stuxnet.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15