Posts Tagged: malware

This Android malware is impossible to uninstall and somehow survives factory resets

It’s been a pretty bad month for security-minded people, and it’s not getting better. Apparently there’s some new Android malware floating around, and it goes beyond your average annoying app on the Play Store that just serves up a bunch of intrusive ads. This new malware, dubbed xHelper, is apparently exploiting some flaws in Android […]

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Malware uses web apps to turn PCs into conduits for attacks

It's not just botnets that can hijack PCs for nefarious ends. Microsoft and Cisco's Talos researchers have identified a new malware strain, Nodersok (or Divergent), that uses web apps to turn systems into proxies for malicious internet traffic. The…
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Auction for a laptop full of malware closes at $1.2 million

Today, bidding on a laptop packed with some of the world's most dangerous malware closed at $ 1.2 million. Dubbed "The Persistence of Chaos," the Samsung NC10 contains six viruses that have caused an estimated $ 95 billion in damages. Despite what you…
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NHS Trusts ignored patch that would’ve averted malware disaster

The ransomware attack that crippled crucial NHS systems across the UK and continues to cause disruption could have easily been contained, according to NHS Digital. The body, which oversees data and IT infrastructure across the NHS, said hospitals and…
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Cog Systems’ custom, super-secure HTC One A9 phone protects against malware

Cog Systems, a mobile software security firm, has designed a custom system for the HTC One A9 phone that protects against malicious apps and viruses. It’ll ship to select retailers in the coming months.

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A fake ‘Pokémon Go’ app tricked half a million players into downloading malware

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab says it’s identified a malware-infected Android app called “Guide for Pokémon Go” that it believes has been downloaded more than half a million times by fans of the hit smartphone game.

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Terrifying Android malware Mazar could be used to remotely wipe your phone

An insidious new piece of Android malware has been spotted operating in the wild. It’s called Mazar, and it gives an attacker almost complete access to your phone, including the ability to erase its contents.

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