Category Archive: Security News

Click-fraud malware drives millions of views to YouTube videos

Scammers are earning advertising revenue by spreading click-fraud malware Tubrosa, which sends compromised computers to their YouTube videos. A new Click-fraud malware campaign aimed at earning money by using the victim’s machine to view YouTube videos and benefits from ads embedded in them. The malicious campaign, discovered by experts at Symantec, has targeted users around the world …

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Microsoft’s HoloLens explained: How it works and why it’s different

Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science fiction. But are we actually glimpsing that future? Yes and no. Microsoft’s HoloLens, which the company unveiled at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters on Wednesday, is a sleek, flashy headset with transparent lenses. You can see the world around …

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Regin Malware Modules Disclosed

The Regin malware platform used to steal secrets from government agencies, banks and GSM network operators caught the attention of security experts who called it one of the most advanced attack platforms that has been studied, surpassing Flame, Duqu, even Stuxnet. Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said Regin could be tuned to attack large organizations or …

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Facebook goes ‘deep’ in getting to know you

Facebook is laying odds that artificial intelligence (AI) can trump human intelligence – or, to be more precise, a lack of human intelligence. When your judgment is compromised by emotion, mind-altering substances or anything else, Facebook itself could be a better friend than any of the hundreds or thousands you allegedly have in that virtual …

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How Anonymous is Bitcoin? A Backgrounder for Policymakers

Bitcoin is often described as a way to transact anonymously. But just how anonymous is it? First off, it is useful to draw a basic distinction between anonymity and privacy in the context of financial transactions. We will call a transaction “anonymous” if no one knows who you are. We will call a transaction “private” …

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Your iPhone can secretly spy on you, according to leaked NSA documents

It was Edward Snowden, the infamous former contractor for the National Security Agency who turned rogue and leaked thousands of pages of classified NSA intelligence documents, which included some speculation of Apple’s iPhone “special software” that authorities could activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user.  Your iPhone can now secretly spy …

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How the Internet of Things impacts enterprise security

A new study conducted by Atomik Research examined the impact that emerging security threats connected with the Internet of Things (IoT) have on enterprise security. Study respondents included 404 IT professionals and 302 executives from retail, energy and financial services organizations in the U.S. and U.K. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17865

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The Flaws in Obama’s Cybersecurity Initiative

President Obama’s new raft of proposals aim to address the growing concern that America is not taking tough-enough action against the increasing cybersecurity problem of nation-states and criminals (usually criminal gangs) attacking U.S. consumers and organizations. The evildoers’ motivation for doing so is most often money, but intellectual property is also being filched, and the …

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Deep Inside Malicious PDF (Malware Security)

Most of the attacks in this days are focused on client side attacks, when attacker target company or organization network they face a lot of challenges like IDS, IPS and firewalls which are prevent them to reach the internal network so they basically targeting for examples employees working In the target organization by many methods …

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Account Stealing Wallpaper App Found in Google Play Store

Even when installing from the Google Play store, caution should be used when installing apps. A good rule to follow is to ask yourself if the app being installed is asking for more permissions than what it needs to function. When it comes to a wallpaper app, the list of permissions should be rather short. It was …

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CyberWar Games- Video 2 Title: Tools and Concepts – nmap and Metasploit Framework

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