Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Since October, millions of internet users have been exposed to malicious code served from the pixels in tainted banner ads meant to install Trojans and spyware, according to security firm ESET. The attack campaign, called Stegano, has been spreading from malicious ads in a “number of reputable news websites,” ESET said ...

NSA planted surveillance software on hard drives, report says

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The National Security Agency is able to infect hard drives with surveillance software to spy on computers, Reuters said on Tuesday, citing information from cyber researchers and former NSA operatives. In a new report, Kaspersky revealed the existence of a group dubbed The Equation Group capable of directly accessing the firmware ...

Study Uncovers 40,000 Malicious Mobile Banking Apps

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Mobile banking is an increasingly popular way to stay on top of one’s finances, with the ability to check balances, transfer money and even deposit checks virtually. Unfortunately, the sector is also a rich tapestry of criminal activity, with 11% of mobile banking apps categorized as “suspicious.” According to research findings ...

Here’s What Happens When You Install the Top 10 Download.com Apps

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

We installed the top 10 apps from Download.com, and you’ll never believe what happened! Well… I guess maybe you might have a good guess. Awful things. Awful things are what happens. Join us for the fun! We’ve been railing against freeware download recommendations for years, and recently we taught you how ...

Detekt — Free Anti-Malware Tool To Detect Govt. Surveillance Malware

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Human rights experts and Privacy International have launched a free tool allowing users to scan their computers for surveillance spyware, typically used by governments and other organizations to spy on human rights activists and journalists around the world. This free-of-charge anti-surveillance tool, called Detekt, is an open source software app released ...

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