By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Android users exposed to malware by installer hijacking vulnerability

March 27th, 2015

Security researchers have warned about a widespread vulnerability in Android devices, that could see attackers sneakily modify or entirely replace seemingly benign apps with malware, without users becoming aware. In other words, a user might attempt to install a legitimate version of “Angry Birds” but instead end up with a Flashlight app that’s harbouring malware. […]



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Infosec Haiku

February 21st, 2015

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Pre-Installed Malware? Lenovo Superfish Is Adware Run Amok   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours is published, […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Android and Windows battle for top position on the malware front, claims report

February 16th, 2015

We all know that malware is a huge problem on the Windows platform. Every day, something like 400,000 new Windows malware variants are dissected by security labs, and most people’s anti-virus software is set to download updates on a pretty much continual basis in an attempt to keep up. It sounds bad because it *is* […]



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Infosec Haiku

February 1st, 2015

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku This One Is Not Good: ‘Skeleton Key’ Malware Will Now Unlock Networks   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Dirty sex website xHamster exploited in malvertising campaign

January 29th, 2015

For anyone thinks that they can get their sexual kicks surfing the seedier parts of the internet, rather than lurking about your city’s red light district, I’ve got some bad news for you. You can catch an infection in real life, and you can catch one on your computer too. xHamster, one of the world’s […]



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State of the Endpoint Identifies Risky Users as Top Threat

January 14th, 2015

For years, security pros have complained joked about over-zealous users who click on everything. With today’s release of the sixth annual State of the Endpoint study by Ponemon Institute, and commissioned by Lumension, the joke is reality for many and unfortunately it isn’t all that funny. Negligent and/or careless employees who do not follow security […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

German steel works suffered “massive damage” after hack attack

December 23rd, 2014

Hackers who compromised a German steel works inflicted serious damage on one of its blast furnaces, according to a newly released report from the German Federal Office of Information Security. Once again, according to the German report [PDF], the initial infection took place because a member of staff was tricked by a spearphishing email that […]



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“Sophisticated” Regin Relies on Age-Old Techniques

December 22nd, 2014

The IT Security industry is saying that Regin is “Top-tier” – “Sophisticated” – “Super-spyware”. When you look at a Regin attack in detail however, you find a lot of techniques in common with plain old-fashioned data-stealing malware. No matter how sophisticated the malware, the same steps are needed to successfully infiltrate the victim’s machines. And familiar defenses […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

SoakSoak malware hits over 100,000 WordPress websites

December 15th, 2014

Do you run WordPress on your website?  If so, you’re in good company. Around 19% of the world’s websites are thought to run WordPress, which is even more astonishing when you consider that many sites don’t have any content management system at all. And although running your own self-hosted version of WordPress (as opposed to […]



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Infosec Haiku

December 6th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku FBI Issues Flash Warning on Destructive Malware in the Wild   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if yours […]


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E-Cigarettes Are Bad for Your Computer’s Health!

December 2nd, 2014

There’s been a lot of news lately about the adverse health impact of vaping, including a recent study which suggests that e-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the level of carcinogens of regular tobacco. But perhaps less well publicized is the recent news that e-cigarettes might give you malware. According to an account on Reddit, […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Hackers target military, embassy and defense workers in Operation Pawn Storm

October 25th, 2014

A group of organised criminal hackers, possibly backed by an unknown country, are targeting government, media and military organisations in the United States, Pakistan, and across Europe, according to new research [PDF] released by researchers at Trend Micro. In an operation dubbed “Pawn Storm”, the hackers have targeted computers belonging to – amongst others – […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Unpatchable BadUSB Code Is Now Publicly Available

October 6th, 2014

How sweet would it be to plug and play USB devices without the fear of viruses, malware and other security threats? It’s everyone’s dream to own 100% foolproof USB devices for their file storage and transfer routine: Fascinating to think about it, but it simply isn’t gonna happen with the raft of current USB-related security […]


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Infosec Haiku

September 13th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Dyre Malware Strikes Salesforce Users Be Wary Your Creds Are At Risk ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … if […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Supervalu Shoppers At Risk After Hackers Steal Credit Card Details – and other stores affected too

August 18th, 2014

Customers who have used their credit cards at a US supermarket chain between June 22nd and July 17th 2014 are being warned to check their bank balances, after it was discovered that criminals had hacked their way into networks and potentially accessed shoppers’ private data. Supervalu has published a security advisory on its website, warning that […]



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