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Posts Tagged ‘Malware and Virus Protection’

New Bill May Help Secure Internet-Connected Devices

“Sometimes the wheel turns slowly, but it turns.” That quote, made famous by Lorne Michaels, certainly applies in the case of the government’s involvement in securing internet-connected devices. By now, almost everyone ...

Governments Looking At Fining Companies For Not Protecting Data

The British Government has had enough. The past several years have seen a large and growing number of high-profile data breaches with every year breaking the last year’s records in total number ...

Be Careful Of Tax Software Update Emails, Warns IRS

The IRS is being proactive. With tax season fast approaching, they’re warning filers to beware of email scams designed by hackers to steal your information. In fact, they’re ramping up a 10-week ...

Virgin America Airline Login Data May Have Been Breached

Recently, employees and contractors working for Virgin America Airline (now owned by Alaskan Airlines) received notification from the company that hackers may have gained access to their login and other personal data. ...

Some Low-End Android Phones Included Trojan Software

A few low-end Android phones have been found to be infected with the Triada Trojan, according to the Russian Cybersecurity firm, Dr. Web, which discovered a variant of the malware lurking inside ...

Chrome Extension Copyfish Gets Hacked

The third-party Chrome extension Copyfish recently got hacked. As a result, the hackers were able to inject malicious JavaScript code into the code base and use it to display ads on all ...

Keylogger Found In Android Banking Malware

One of the most dangerous forms of banking malware, dubbed “Svpeng,” has recently gotten an upgrade that makes it even more troubling, this, according to researchers at Kaspersky Labs. The upgrade adds ...

Smart Devices Being Used As Backdoors Into Secure Networks

Smart devices are coming under increasing scrutiny. Why, you ask? Very few of them have any security at all, and the ones that do tend to have only the most rudimentary security ...

Mac Malware Dubbed Fruitfly Has Been Targeting Biomedical Firms

Patrick Wardle is a name you may not be familiar with, but if you’re a Mac user, it’s a name you need to know. He’s an ex-NSA hacker chief and is now ...

Scientists Prove They Can Get Passwords From Brainwaves

It just may be the ultimate hack: stealing passwords from your brainwaves. It’s something that has moved beyond the realm of science fiction and into the realm of possibility, according to a ...