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Installing and running Cuckoo malware analysis platform – Part 2

As I promised, this is my second post of the Cuckoo tutorial set, I’ll be guiding you thru the process of making a Windows VM (Sandbox), where Cuckoo will run all the malware you throw in it. 1,849 more words


Newly discovered Mac malware found in the wild also works well on Linux

(Source: arstechnica.com)

A newly discovered family of Mac malware has been conducting detailed surveillance on targeted networks, possibly for more than two years, a researcher reported Wednesday. 524 more words


Naked Security: Spora ransomware goes freemium with four different payment options

Oh, how nice. Freemium ransomware. “Many ransomware attacks include a try-before-you-buy feature on their pay pages, where you can decrypt one or two files for free as an inducement to trust the crooks. 38 more words

Security & Legal Issues

Spyware Software Explained - A Basic Overview

You may have heard the term ‘spyware’ and people saying that you need to take every precaution to avoid it; plus that it can also be really difficult removing spyware from your computer. 486 more words

New Mac malware: Fruitfly, or OSX.Backdoor.Quimitchin

Malwarebyte Labs has just reported newly-detected malware which can affect most versions of OS X / macOS, and probably dates back to before Yosemite. It appears to have been used very little, and mainly in targeted attacks, so is currently considered to be a low risk to the ordinary Mac user. 147 more words


Student keylogger creator faces jail after pleading guilty

A college student who made and marketed keylogger malware while he was still in high school in Northern Virginia pleaded guilty at the end of last week and is facing potential prison time. 752 more words


Stuxnet general pardoned by Obama - but deeper questions remain

President Obama has pardoned former US general James E Cartwright, who faced a prison term for lying to investigators about whether he had discussed the Stuxnet… 480 more words

Law & Order