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Archive for October, 2011

Want to break into iPad 2? Get a Smart Cover

 

iPad 2 owners need to reconsider just how secure their tablets are following the discovery of a flaw that allows attackers with Apple Smart Covers to unlock iPads, even if they are password protected. The issue was first disclosed in the forums of German Apple enthusiast site apfeltalk.de, and has since been replicated numerous times including in tests by BetaNews.

Want to break into iPad 2? Get a Smart Cover

How Android Malware Makes Money

 

In the old, old days researchers wrote virus code to prove a point and lone coders released malware that disseminated a message or simply vandalized computers. Modern malware is all about money. Symantec has just released a report on the various techniques used to make a profit from Android-focused malware. Given that Android is now the most widespread mobile platform, it’s a wide-open field for malefactors seeking to cash in.

How Android Malware Makes Money

New Stuxnet-Like Worm Discovered

 

In June 2010, security experts, analysts, and software providers were warning IT managers about Stuxnet, a new computer worm that was spreading rapidly over the internet. Stuxnet was distributed by Windows machines, and the intent of the worm wasn’t immediately clear. After a few months it was revealed that the vast majority of Stuxnet infections were in Iran, and Stuxnet seemed to have been specifically targeting the Siemens industrial control equipment used in the Iranian nuclear program.

New Stuxnet-Like Worm Discovered

Banking Trojans Adapting To Cheat Out-of-Band Security – Dark Reading

 

In 2007, security experts found a new Trojan capable of logging keystrokes navigating through banking sites and stealing money from consumers’ bank accounts. Following its increasing success, the now-famous Zeus Trojan has quickly adapted to many of the defenses implemented by banks to reduce online theft.

Banking Trojans Adapting To Cheat Out-of-Band Security – Dark Reading

Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new ‘cyber-surveillance’ malware threat | ZDNet

 

The new malware, identified as Duqu, is a highly specialized Trojan capable of gathering intelligence data and assets from entities, such as industrial control system manufacturers, in order to more easily conduct a future attack against another third party.

Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new ‘cyber-surveillance’ malware threat | ZDNet

How do survey scammers ‘clipjack’ Facebook users?

 

Facebook is the second most popular site in the world according to Alexa’s traffic rankings. The social network had explosive growth from 2008 with 100 million users to 750 million users today. This equates to about 11 percent of the world’s population or 36 percent of global Internet users; Facebook became the largest social network worldwide. The social network’s popularity and its fast growth make it a prime target for cybercriminals.

How do survey scammers ‘clipjack’ Facebook users?

Governor Snyder announces measures to crack down on cyber-crime

 

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Cracking down on cyber-crime. Governor Rick Snyder has unveiled a new initiative to protect against identity theft, espionage and child sex crimes

Governor Snyder announces measures to crack down on cyber-crime | snyder, down, governor – WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3

R.I.P. Steve Jobs!

A true innovator passed away yesterday. Just look what the iPod, iPhone and iPad did. The pushed other companies to develop these types of products with similar simplicity! He has done so much over the years, it would be too much to list here. So please watch these videos if you like to learn more.

This video has famous people talking about what Steve Jobs has done:

This video shows a time-line of his success:

Fake iPhone 5 Emails Bear Malware – The Consumerist

 

On the cusp of a big Apple event today where a new iPhone is expected to be announced, fake emails are going around purporting to give details of "the new Apple iPhone5GS," featuring a see-through keyboard. Clicking on the links leads to a malware-laced website that targets PCs. Here’s the email and what to look out for.

Fake iPhone 5 Emails Bear Malware – The Consumerist

Be careful, that PDF might be a Mac Trojan

 

Well, hello Mac users! The 1 billion Windows users of the world welcome you to the wonderful world of malware. F-Secure has identified a new one, and like Mac Defender, this piece of nastiness borrows from malware already released for Windows.

Be careful, that PDF might be a Mac Trojan