Category: malware

The (not paranoid enough) Android

The train wreck that is Android security continues… A new strain of malware by security firm Wandera found in China has the following charming characteristics,…

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Great DerbyCon talk on hunting for the bad guys

It sometimes seems to me that a lack of data is not the issue when patrolling your networks for signs of evil badness… it is…

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no, it’s not the end user’s fault

According to a survey released by endpoint security solution vendor Bromium, 79 percent of surveyed information security professionals view end users as their “number 1…

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quick and dirty malware analysis

There are a number of web based tools that allow you to safely analyze the behavior of potentially malicious files safely.  My personal favorite is…

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another android vuln allows malicious code injection

Another day, another Android vulnerability which allows malicious actors to inject malicious code into Android applications without triggering cryptographic safeguards.   And another reason to…

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attackers are doing their homework – are you?

Some spear phishing wisdom from Security BSides SFO today… Rohyt Belani of PhishMe told an interesting story highlighting just how much research attackers do when…

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gimme some of that old time religion (and malware)

According to a recent study by security firm Symantec, you are far more likely to encounter malware when visiting religious web sites than when visiting,…

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apple’s java update addresses flashback – and more

Apple has been getting some grief over the past week or so for their handling of the “FlashBack” trojan which infected over 500,000 Mac users…

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your printers may not explode, but they might give hackers entree into your networks

So, remember a few weeks back, when the tech press got really silly, warning us that hackers could set our HP printers on fire remotely?…

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beware the thumb (drive) of doom

So, you just found a USB thumb drive that someone left behind on a bus/train/taxi/spaceship… read this article BEFORE you plug it in to your…

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