malware

  • Menlo Security Emerges From Stealth With $25M And Plan To Defeat Malware

    Menlo Security Emerges From Stealth With $25M And Plan To Defeat Malware

    Menlo Security, a company with a unique plan to battle malware, emerged from stealth today and also announced $25M in Series B funding. The idea is an intriguing one. Many security problems emanate from malware, which can give hackers a path into a system where they can find their way deeper in and eventually compromise the entire network. But what if you could prevent the malware from… Read More

  • Disconnect.Me Files Antitrust Case Against Google In Europe Over Banned Anti-Malware Android App

    Disconnect.Me Files Antitrust Case Against Google In Europe Over Banned Anti-Malware Android App

    As the European Commission turns the heat up on Google over allegations that the company has abused its dominant market position in areas like search and mobile to create an anticompetitive environment for other online businesses, another small startup has joined the chorus of those crying foul. Disconnect Inc. — a B Corporation startup co-founded by ex-Googlers to build software to… Read More

  • Google Expands Its Safe Browsing Service To Warn More Users And Webmasters Of Malware

    Google Expands Its Safe Browsing Service To Warn More Users And Webmasters Of Malware

    Earlier this week, Google announced that it has expanded its Safe Browsing service, which prevents users from going to known malware sites. Chrome, for example, now shows you a warning before you visit a site that harbors known malware (instead of just popping up a warning when you are about to download it). Similarly, Google Search will now pop up a warning when you’re about to go to… Read More

  • New Facebook Threat-Sharing Project Sees Safety In Herd

    New Facebook Threat-Sharing Project Sees Safety In Herd

    Facebook announced a new repository this morning for sharing information about malware threats called ThreatExchange. Using a familiar Facebook look and feel, with APIs for querying and publishing threat data, the system is designed to allow companies to contribute information about common attacks, and thereby make it safer for the group. Early partners include Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter… Read More

  • New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads

    New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads

    A new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to end users when they unlock their Android smartphones. What’s interesting about this malware – or adware, as it’s better known – is that some of the applications where it… Read More

  • Mobile Ad Firms Spotted Serving Up Malware Posing As Google Play Apps

    Mobile Ad Firms Spotted Serving Up Malware Posing As Google Play Apps

    Malware creators have historically found creative ways to distribute their malicious wares across PC networks, and now they’ve turned their attention to mobile. In 2013, for example, there were a few high-profile cases where security firms like Palo Alto Networks and Lookout discovered how malware was being distributed through rogue mobile ad networks to Android devices. Today… Read More

  • Malware Discovered In China Could Herald ‘New Era’ Of iOS And Mac Threats

    Malware Discovered In China Could Herald ‘New Era’ Of iOS And Mac Threats

    Conventional wisdom suggests that the vast majority of mobile malware cases impact Android devices. Or at least that those who do not jailbreak their iPhones are safe from most threats — even Apple CEO Tim Cook has bashed Android for “dominating” the mobile malware market. Yet a new virus found in China by U.S.-based researchers could herald the first serious security threat… Read More

  • White-Hat Hackers Create A Service To Save Files Hacked By CryptoLocker Malware

    White-Hat Hackers Create A Service To Save Files Hacked By CryptoLocker Malware

    CryptoLocker is some nasty stuff. It is a type of malware that, when run, begins encrypting your entire disk and then requests a certain fraction of a bitcoin to decrypt it. The software began circulated in 2013 and researchers believe that the number of victims is well in the six figures at this point. According to Brian Krebs, security companies FireEye and Fox-IT have teamed up to offer… Read More

  • Immersive Infections Crunch Network

    Immersive Infections

    Immersive technology will put the user into the digital shoes of their own avatars, experiencing video games, simulations, learning opportunities and even romance on new levels, so it goes without saying that while we can expect all that grandeur, there will be people who try to ruin it, for money. Read More

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