Mobile Sensors Can Set Off Mobile Malware

By Robert Vamosi | 6/1/13 2:00 AM

Gone are the days when users had to click to get infected. Researchers now say that light and motion can trigger new mobile device malware, potentially making it easier to infect.

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Social Engineering Protection: Patching the Social Protocols

By James Burns | 5/20/13 12:39 PM

A couple of years ago our CTO, who is also named James, forwarded me an email with the comment "to the wrong James." Taking a quick look through the content and the type of the attachment I replied to let him know it was a spear phishing email. The level of content and degree of targeting were impressive. Following this attack we created a clearly articulated internal procedure when someone believed they had been compromised. We also made people at Mocana aware of the classes of attacks they could expect.

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Offshore Oil Rigs Plagued With Malware

By Robert Vamosi | 5/1/13 3:01 AM

In 2010, an oil rig bound from South Korea to South America had to be shut down after becoming overwhelmed with malware. According to a new report, such events are becoming normal.

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Mobile Malware Rises 163 percent over 2011

By Robert Vamosi | 4/18/13 7:13 AM

A new study confirms what we're all thinking: mobile malware has increased 163 percent over 2011.

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The Most Mobile Malware Award Goes To ... Android

By Robert Vamosi | 3/11/13 3:47 AM

According to one antivirus vendors, Android is host to 96 percent of all mobile malware.

In a report from F-Secure, there were no new malware families reported for iOS, J2ME, BlackBerry or Windows Mobile at the end of last year, strongly suggesting that malware development has solidly locked on Android systems. Android appears to be taking shares away from Symbian, the previous malware record holder. In final quarter of 2012, Android malware jumped from 49 to 96, while Symbian malware dropped from 21 to just 4.

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US Power Stations Targeted By Malware

By Robert Vamosi | 1/17/13 2:59 AM

A report by the US Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) states that two US power stations were the targets of malware attacks.

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Shamoon Code Weak But Effective

By Robert Vamosi | 9/12/12 2:55 AM

Researchers have linked the Shamoon malware to a group of politically active criminal hackers as opposed to a nation-state.

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Researcher: Shamoon Malware Contains A Coding Error

By Robert Vamosi | 8/22/12 3:28 AM

The recent malware targeting Saudi oil refineries might not be state-sponsored, according to new research.

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Android Malware Looks Like Opera Mini Browser

By Robert Vamosi | 7/24/12 4:48 AM

Downloading a free browser on your Android may pose new risks, according to one security vendor.

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More Malware On Google Play

By Robert Vamosi | 7/12/12 8:18 AM

Malware, repackaged as "Super Mario Bros." and "GTA 3 Moscow City," has appeared on Google Play, this despite efforts by the company to keep its Android app store clean of abuse.

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