Tag Archives: malware

‘Godless’ Virus Plays Havoc for Half of Android Phones in India

The new mobile malware "Godless" has affected nearly 4 lakh devices in India and about a million devices worldwide, said a report from cyber-security firm Trend Micro. In the report titled "Mobile App Reputation Service", it said the "Godless" malicious software, found in all app stores including Google Play, hides inside an app and operates on the root of the ...

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Stagefright 2.0 Affected All Android Devices, New Patch Still to Come

Despite a patch released two months ago by Google and several Android smartphone manufacturers to secure the phones from the Stagefright bug which had affected about a billion Android-powered devices, still security experts warn against fool-proof system. The Stagefright bug allows an attacker to take over an Android device by sending an MMS message, the Stagefright 2.0 allows an attacker ...

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IBM Uncovers Stunning Bank Transfer Malware ‘Dyre Wolf’ Taking out Money from Accounts

IBM has found a rather sophisticated fraud scheme that uses a combination of phishing, malware and even phone calls to transfer money from gullible Internet Banking users, siphoning off about $1 million so far from large and medium-sized American companies companies. IBM security researchers found the scheme the named “The Dyre Wolf,” is too small to detect by huge companies ...

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It’s Official: WhatsApp Voice Calling App Released for Android Mobiles at Play Store

After almost a year of beta testing on specific users and developers, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has released its much-awaited Voice Calling feature (VoIP) for Android phones and the version is available for download on Google’s Paly Store or it can be downloaded directly from the official WhatsApp website. The version in Play Store is 2.11.528 (Click here to visit Paly Store ...

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Beware of Malware in the Garb of WhatsApp Calling Feature Invite!

While WhatsApp is tight-lipped about its upcoming calling feature, cyber scammer have spread the malware all over the world sending fake messages in the garb of Invites to download WhatsApp New calling Feature. Those who have fallen victims tried to download the feature and instead ended up with a survey and a forced download of malware from the website. Facebook-owned ...

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Lenovo Laptops’ Adware Superfish Opens up to Cyber Hackers: Errata Cyber Security Firm

China’s Lenovo has some pre-installed adware that was found to be vulnerable to hackers and users complained about it in June 2014 with no response still, alleged security group Errata Security. The software called superfish automatically displays advertisements but was malicious enough to be hijacked with encrypted versions opened up to eavesdropping malware known as man-in-the-middle attack, said Robert Graham, ...

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FaceBook Floats ‘ThreatExchange’, Seeking All Tech Giants of the ‘World to Unite’ Against ‘United Hackers’

When FaceBook opened a common platform “ThreatExchange” for all to share security concerns and find a common solution and benefit mutually in a group-oriented fight back against hackers around the world, it sounded ‘deja vu’ of what economist and philosopher Karl Marx said in the mid-19th century. In the mist of Industrial Revolution that led to cruel misuse of working labourers, he ...

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FaceBook admits of ‘sophisticated’ hacking attack, claims data not compromised

Facebook’s security discovered that its systems had been targeted last month in a sophisticated attack on its employee’s laptop but claimed that its users’ data was not compromised. The attack “occurred when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised. The compromised website hosted an exploit which then allowed malware to be installed on these employee laptops. ...

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