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Shadowpad backdoor left NetSarang software wide open

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While investigating suspicious Domain Name System (DNS) requests for a financial institution, researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered a backdoor (which they’ve christened Shadowpad) in recently updated copies of two software suites designed for use on Linux and Unix systems. The software is produced by NetSarang Computer Inc, a developer… Read more »

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Shhh! Alexa can hear you

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Is your friendly Amazon Echo serving your every whim and need – or is it spying on you? A British researcher has found a simple way of using malware and an SD card to convert an innocent speaker into a secret bugging device. In a time where voice-activated digital assistants… Read more »

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At last, a chance to spy on the spyware

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A new ten-minute video reveals publicly for the first time some of the secrets of spyware. Until now, vendors of spyware have presented this kind of information exclusively to potential customers – such as police departments and government agencies (and in some cases presumably anyone else willing to pay the… Read more »

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Google Play still affected by malware

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Google Play store has fallen victim to malware. Security experts in Russia discovered a malware which would infect users’ devices with spyware, hidden in various Android apps on the Play store. A wide range of apps have been infected, and once installed on end devices they would be ready to… 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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