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October 31, 2011

Tsunami backdoor for Mac OS X discovered


OSX/Tsunami-A, a new backdoor Trojan horse for Mac OS X, has been discovered.

What makes Tsunami particularly interesting is that it appears to be a port of Troj/Kaiten, a Linux backdoor Trojan horse that once it has embedded itself on a computer system listens to an IRC channel for further instructions.
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October 21, 2011

Researchers ID Skype users who also use BitTorrent


The research chips away at the perceived privacy protections of using Skype’s encrypted service.
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Anyone with a Smart Cover can break into your iPad 2


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Malware attack poses as bloody photos of Gaddafi’s death


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August 10, 2011

Researchers Hack Mobile Data Communications

The encryption protecting mobile-device data transmission is permeable.

Researchers plan to show today how to break the encryption that protects information sent over the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), a standard commonly used to send data to and from mobile devices, and from other devices such as smart meters. This breach makes it possible to listen in on data communications such as e-mail, instant messages, and Web browsing on smart phones, as well as updates from automated industrial systems.
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August 2, 2011

Android Trojan records phone calls


A new Android Trojan is capable of recording phone conversations, according to a CA security researcher.

While a previous Trojan found by CA logged the details of incoming and outgoing phone calls and the call duration, the malware identified this week records the actual phone conversations in AMR format and stores the recordings on the device’s SD card.
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June 22, 2011

New Internet Name Rule Opens Door to Huge Changes

Changes will dramatically increase the number of possible site names and can create security issues.

The organization that manages Internet domain names has agreed to changes that will dramatically increase the number of possible site names while opening up new branding opportunities for companies, cities and others. (more…)

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June 6, 2011

Hackers are developing Firefox scareware tricks


The past month has seen major developments in fake antivirus software for Mac OS X, but an alert from security firm Sophos shows that criminals haven’t forgotten about trying to make things trickier for Windows users.
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Adobe Patches Flaw in Flash Used in Google Gmail Attack

Adobe discovered and patched a zero-day cross-site scripting flaw in all versions of Flash that the company confirmed was used in recent attacks believed to have originated in China that compromised high-profile Google Gmail accounts.
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June 1, 2011

Apple security update targets MacDefender malware

As promised, Apple’s released a security update to address the MacDefender malware, as well as its known variants. (more…)

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