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Mocana CEO Adrian Turner Speaks to WSJ On Mobile Security

June 24, 2014

With more and more computing happening on smartphones, the proactive development of security solutions for these devices is critical, in order to prevent the kinds of major attacks from viruses and hackers that have already plagued PCs. And in a recent article, The Wall Street Journal looks at how carriers and hardware makers alike are devoting resources to increasing the security of their smartphone devices, including AT&T's new mobile security lab, staffed by 13 Ph.Ds. Additionally, they spoke to Mocana CEO Adrian Turner about securing devices on the chip level:

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Zombie Virus Sending Texts, Stealing Millions

June 24, 2014

A piece of malware -- a "zombie" virus -- hidden in a fraudulent antivirus application is infecting mobile phones throughout China. As reported in InformationWeek, the virus -- which sends automatic text messages to premium rate phone numbers, unbeknownst to the host phone's owner -- is currently stealing upwards of $300,000 a day, and is moving forward at a rapid pace.

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Sophisticated Malware Exploits Zero-Day Vulnerability, Targets Industrial Systems

June 24, 2014

We've previously posted (here and here) about the ongoing concern among experts surrounding the security of the critical infrastructure and the smart grid. These concerns have been made all the more important with the recent discovery of a sophisticated virus targeting computers that run certain industrial control systems -- potentially used to operate the critical infrastructure. As reported in Computerworld and BusinessWeek, the worm--known as "Stuxnet"--specifically targets Siemens industrial management systems.

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Man "Infects" Himself with Computer Virus

June 24, 2014

A British researcher--using simple RFID technology--has become the first human "infected" with a computer virus. Using a contaminated implanted chip, he successfully transmitted the virus to other external systems.

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BREAKING NEWS: Serious Security Risks Found in Modern Cars

June 24, 2014

As reported in today's New York Times, computer scientists are warning that internet-connected automobiles are as vulnerable to hackers as PCs. And in a soon-to-be-released paper, they suggest that today's cars are under-secured against the dangerous threats posed by hackers accessing the cars remotely over the network.

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