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First Android malware with code injection has arrived

Android malware has entered a new era: code injection. According to a report in <i>The Register</i>, the Dvmap trojan, which hid inside several games in Google Play for months and was installed over 50,000 times, “installs its malicious modules while also injecting hostile code into the system runtime …

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Massive cyberattack targeting 99 countries causes sweeping havoc

Hospitals, major companies and government offices have been hit by a massive wave of cyberattacks across the globe that seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom.<p>Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks in 99 countries, making it one of the …

Mobile Technology

Security researcher turns the tables on cyber-scammers

Researcher describes how he toys with tech support scammers before tricking one into installing ransomware.<p>Have you ever gotten a phone call, email or pop-up from someone trying to scam you with an obviously non-existent problem with your computer that will be expensive to solve?<p>French security …


Hackers Can Steal Your Data by Listening to Your Hard Drive

New research shows that sensitive info like passwords can be transmitted using the sounds from hard drive motors.<p>Intelligence agencies have developed a number of ways to prevent hackers getting access to their systems, and one of the best ways to keep a system safe is to remove it from the network …

Information Systems

Driver crashes into school while playing 'Pokémon Go'

<i>Pokémon Go</i> is pretty cool right now, but driving while playing and then crashing your car certainly isn't.<p>A driver made an "unplanned PokéStop" when …


Researchers find easy way to hack wireless keyboards

Snoopers could easily hack wireless keyboards made by eight different manufacturers, researchers announced this week.<p>The vulnerability, discovered by cyber-security firm Bastille, would allow hackers to monitor keystrokes from as far as 250 feet using cheap electronics and minimal coding. Affected …

Apple Helped FBI Identify Alleged Owner of World's Largest Torrent Site

U.S. authorities have arrested the alleged owner of the world's largest torrent site after Apple shared personal details linked to an iTunes transaction that enabled federal investigators to locate their suspect.<p>According to <i>TorrentFreak</i>, Ukranian-born Artem Vaulin was arrested yesterday in Poland …

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Apple wins lawsuit claiming messages to Android were blocked

You certainly have reason to be upset at how Apple handled iMessages for users switching away from iOS, but it's clear that not everyone has raised those gripes the right way. Judge Lucy Koh (from the Apple-versus-Samsung case) has dismissed a lawsuit arguing that Apple effectively wiretapped …

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