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The Malware Human Rights

The things are getting serious with hacking, aren’t they? Apparently, so serious that even The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has to intervene. What happened? 197 more words


Antivirus probably best takes place at the level of the network, not the individual computer.  Or, to transcend binary thought, combine them, as independent, synergistic foci.   49 more words


'BadUSB' malware lives in USB firmware to remain undetected, unfixable

A pair of researchers has discovered a flaw in the USB protocol’s basic architecture that allows for malware to be programed into a device’s firmware, making it nearly undetectable and impossible to patch. 359 more words


USB drives are a security nightmare

by Russell Brandom

Plugging in a USB drive could be one of the most dangerous things you do on your computer, according to new research reported by Wired’s Andy Greenberg. 202 more words

Tech And Gadgets

Bug Bounty: Fool’s Gold?

What is the use of a bug bounty activity? Really. Is there such a thing as ethical hacking? Can you hunt bugs without an explicit approval and bug bounty announcement in the first place? 196 more words

My favorite Google Play malware for this week

So contrary to some FUD reports, Google Play stays relatively malware-free. Which makes long-running apps like this one especially puzzling.

Enter The Videos Mania, which is active for at least about a year, has been downloaded between 100k and half a million times, and has ~7000 likes on Google+. 130 more words

Why the security of USB is fundamentally broken and cannot be fixed

“Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards,” Andy Greenberg reports for Wired. “lthough we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the next digital epidemic. 263 more words