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New Word malware: Remittance advice from Sky Group: Account No. 914611

MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu, started to intercept a new malware distribution campaign by email with the subject “Remittance advice from Sky Group: Account No. 914611” (number will vary with each email). 557 more words


How to download a Trojan

A couple of colleagues of mine received a suspicious email, ostensibly from admin@ourcompany.example.com. The message body was empty and the subject field only contained the string… 732 more words


Malware Museum

“The Malware Museum is a collection of malware programs, usually viruses, that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers. Once they infected a system, they would sometimes show animation or messages that you had been infected. 187 more words


Trojan malware found stealing Facebook passwords

ESET finds Remtasu malware, spread via piracy websites, expanded from compromising online banking, to stealing Facebook passwords.

ESET has been tracking the cunning Remtasu malware for well over a year now. 231 more words

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New SWITCH Security Report available

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A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released.

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  • ICSI’s Haystack looking for Android needles – and beta testers for its field study…
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Attack of the killer Ads

By Daniel Stirnimann and Serge Droz

Recently I was quoted saying “… .ch and .li are the most secure (top-level) domains!”. In the same meeting, Security Rock Star Mikko Hyppönen claimed, “Surfing the Web with your laptop is the most dangerous thing you can do in the Internet.”  So what is true, what is false? 1,062 more words


'Huge' number of Mac apps vulnerable to hijacking, and a fix is elusive

”Camtasia, uTorrent, and a large number of other Mac apps are susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks that install malicious code, thanks to a vulnerability in Sparkle, the third-party software framework the apps use to receive updates,” Dan Goodin reports for Ars Technica. 274 more words