How to Check HummingBad Malware Android

How to find out if your Android phone has been infected with HummingBad

By on July 6, 2016 at 7:20 PM.

How to find out if your Android phone has been infected with HummingBad

Yesterday, we warned you about a new Android malware called HummingBad. The malware has reportedly infected an astounding 10 million devices already, with over 280,000 of those infections estimated to have taken place in the US. Unfortunately, chances are that even if you’ve been hit, you won’t know about it.

So how can you find out if your Android device has HummingBad?

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Mac Malware Backdoor Eleanor

This scary new Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

By on July 6, 2016 at 5:04 PM.

This scary new Mac malware will let hackers take over your computer

Up until this year, Mac users never had to worry about malware infecting their computers, but it appears that hackers have finally caught up with the platform. Originally discovered by Bitdefender, Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor is the name of a new piece of malware that creates a backdoor through which an attacker can gain access to the control-and-command center from the outside.

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Android Malware Hummingbad

New Android malware has already infected 10 million devices worldwide

By on July 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

New Android malware has already infected 10 million devices worldwide

Another day, another report of Android malware wreaking havoc across the world. Earlier this month, security researchers from Check Point published a report on a newly discovered piece of malware called HummingBad that has reportedly infected as many as 10 million devices worldwide.

According to the report, the malware is being run by a Chinese group called YingMob which leverages the malware to install fraudulent apps and generate fraudulent ad revenue. “The group is highly organized,” Check Point notes, “with 25 employees that staff four separate groups responsible for developing HummingBad’s malicious components.” What’s more, the group appears to be extremely successful, with revenue from their malicious undertaking reportedly bringing in as much as $300,000 per month. As it stands now, most affected devices happen to be located in China and in India.

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iCloud Hack

iCloud hacker who leaked celebrity nudes pleads guilty, could face 5 years in prison

By on July 4, 2016 at 7:35 PM.

iCloud hacker who leaked celebrity nudes pleads guilty, could face 5 years in prison

In August of 2014, private photos and videos stolen from private online accounts from a number of celebrities were released online. Once authorities began to investigate, it soon became clear that the photos were acquired via a phishing scam which targeted the iCloud accounts of well-known celebrities. All told, more than 500 sensitive photos and videos — mostly of women –were released online.

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Android Hummer Trojan Malware

Android malware earned a Chinese hacking group over $500,000 per day

By on June 30, 2016 at 11:17 PM.

Android malware earned a Chinese hacking group over $500,000 per day

Android malware is a serious issue that affects millions of people, no matter what you hear from Google. It’s one of the reasons the iPhone is still better than Android after all these years.

We recently learned about a new type of malicious application can masquerade as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Uber to harm users, and now a new report notes that a trojan-type of Android application has infected millions of users, netting the Chinese group of hackers who developed it about $500,000 per day at one point. More →

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Facebook Messenger Privacy Shared Links

You should care about this Facebook Messenger security flaw no matter what Facebook says

By on June 30, 2016 at 6:03 PM.

You should care about this Facebook Messenger security flaw no matter what Facebook says

Yes, Facebook says that anyone can see any of the three million links that are shared every hour in private conversations. That’s a feature, not a bug. But before you get too freaked out about this type of Messenger “feature,” you should know that your privacy isn’t exactly breached, and a hacker would have a seriously hard time figuring out who shared which link with whom. More →

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Android Malware

Don’t fall for this Android malware that pretends to be Uber, Facebook, or WhatsApp

By on June 29, 2016 at 5:24 PM.

Don’t fall for this Android malware that pretends to be Uber, Facebook, or WhatsApp

Security researchers from FireEye recently uncovered a new piece of Android malware that can mimic the look and feel of app interfaces from the likes of Uber, WhatsApp and Google Play. The malware reportedly struck first in  Denmark and is now making its way through a handful of other European countries, including Italy, Germany and Austria.

According to researchers, the malware is spread via a basic yet cleverly deceptive SMS phishing scheme. When a user receives and subsequently clicks on an ostensibly legit link, the malware is downloaded and begins to monitor which apps are active and which apps are running in the background. What happens next is extremely clever: when a user attempts to use an app that the “malware is programmed to target”, the software overlays a fake user interface with “nearly identical credential input UIs as seen in benign apps.” In turn, the malware than asks unassuming users to enter in sensitive information such as their banking credentials or credit card information.

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Symantec Norton Security Updates

Google just shamed the antivirus software you probably use, so update immediately

By on June 29, 2016 at 11:23 AM.

Google just shamed the antivirus software you probably use, so update immediately

Whether you’re looking to protect your PC or an entire fleet of computers, chances are you’ve either considered or have ended up purchasing products from Symantec. The company sells consumer software under the Norton brand, in addition to Symantec Endpoint Protection that targets enterprises. The bad news is that both products were just shamed by Google’s Project Zero security team, which found critical errors that leave users at risk.

In fact, Google’s security hacker Tavis Ormandy discovered numerous vulnerabilities in 25 different Norton and Symantec products, and he said they are “as bad as it gets.”

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Identity Theft Mobile Phone

Criminals can steal your identity to get free iPhones and there’s little you can do about it

By on June 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM.

Criminals can steal your identity to get free iPhones and there’s little you can do about it

Identity theft is one of the worst things that can happen to someone online, and getting rid of the problems that follow might become a never-ending quest. Considering that millions of consumers have had personal details stolen in the last few years, cyber criminals have a seemingly easy task at hand: gathering enough data about a person to start impersonating him or her for financial gain.

Now authorities are now investigating a new type of fraud based on stealing someone’s identity which is currently surging: stealing mobile accounts. More →

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Malware Air-Gapped Computer Fans

This malware steals data using your Internet-less computer’s fans

By on June 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

This malware steals data using your Internet-less computer’s fans

So you have an air-gapped computer, or unconnected to the Internet, and you think your data is secured just because it’s not accessible online? In most cases that might be true, but that’s not 100% accurate. There are ways to steal information from computers that are not connected to the web, and smart hackers will not stop looking for such tricks. The newest such malware would let attackers steal information from supposedly secure computers with the help of the sound made by its fans and processor. More →

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Hacker looks to sell 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

By on June 27, 2016 at 6:48 PM.

Hacker looks to sell 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker claims to be selling 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, and insurance details.

The news was first reported by Deep Dot Web Saturday. A hacker who goes by the name ‘thedarkoverlord’ gave Deep Dot Web images of purported records. Identifiable information from the records was redacted “so the target company can remain anonymous for now,” the hacker told Deep Dot Web.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Hacked

The same hackers who hit Zuckerberg take down Google CEO’s Quora account

By on June 27, 2016 at 11:45 AM.

The same hackers who hit Zuckerberg take down Google CEO’s Quora account

No one is safe on the internet these days, not even the savviest users who sit atop powerful tech companies. After hackers successfully hit Mark Zuckerberg’s Pinterest account earlier this month, they hacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account. More →

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