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Rogue app briefly available on Google’s Play store

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Google has recently discovered malware in its Play store which has been imitating the genuine app BatteryBot Pro, an app which monitors power consumption on Smartphones. The rogue app gained access to the Smartphone functionality like any other app – by requesting permission to access phone functions. Once the permission… Read more »

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Adobe Flash Player flaw allows in malware

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French security expert Kafeine has exposed a flaw in the popular programme Adobe Flash Player. The programme is accessed through criminal toolkits allowing hackers to gain access to users’ computers. Adobe have acknowledged the problem and recommended that users install the latest version of Flash Player as being the best… Read more »

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Bundestag malware infection deep-rooted

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A reported malware infestation at the German national parliament, the Bundestag, is much more serious and invasive than first thought. It is suspected that the attack last month originated from Russian hackers who gained access via a sophisticated trojan; similarities between this malware and others emanating from Russia have led… Read more »

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New virus renders computers unusable

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A new computer virus has recently been discovered which essentially protects itself from destruction by making the host computer totally unusable. If challenged, the virus, called Rombertik, deletes key files and causes the computer to constantly restart. Unchallenged, the virus will harvest log in details and other key, confidential information…. Read more »

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New software fights back against ransomware

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Russian software security firm Kaspersky Lab has recently released a ransomware decryptor that helps individuals and businesses fight back if they have been hit by a CoinVault ransomware attack. Although encryption can be a powerful security tool, it is also used against people in these types of attacks, which encrypt… Read more »

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Hotel chain loses credit card data to hackers

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Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental has recently confirmed that 45 of its hotels in Europe and the US have been hit by point-of-sale malware. This has resulted in the loss of credit card data, the extent of which is not yet confirmed. A spokesperson for the chain explained, “While the… Read more »

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Lenovo hacked following adware scandal

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the recent cyber attack on Chinese computer company Lenovo. The attack came just days after Lenovo apologised to consumers for preloading Superfish adware on its computers, leaving them vulnerable to malware. Users attempting to visit the Lenovo website were instead shown a… Read more »

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Menu malware found on Jamie Oliver website

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Potential diners visiting Jamie Oliver’s website might have been in for an unwelcome surprise. The BBC reports that malicious code was placed on the website by hackers in order to install malware on users’ computers. Accessed when viewing the menu, the script would direct users to another website which would… Read more »

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Symantec discovers most sophisticated sypware ever seen

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Leading security agency Symantec has discovered a piece of malicious software called Regin, which is believed to be one of the most sophisticated ever seen. The agency believes that Regin has been in use for six years and was probably developed by a government in the West against a range… Read more »

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Security bug in popular OpenSSL software exposes users to spying

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Hundreds of thousands of web and email servers worldwide have a software flaw that lets attackers steal the cryptographic keys used to secure online commerce and web connections, experts say. They could also leak personal information to hackers when people carry out searches or log into email. The bug, called… Read more »

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