Month: <span>June 2014</span>

The Emotet malware can use the victim’s browser’s network APIs to sniff out financial information going out from the victim’s computer. It is spread through phony bank transfer notice emails or phony bank invoice emails. So far the malware has targeted mainly banks in Germany, but other countries have been hit so it isn’t restricted to any […]

There are numerous simulator video games out there, some more serious than others. But there is one simulator that has been missing all this time. What has taken so long? At last gamers will be able to play the ultimate simulator video game. ‘What are we simulating now?’ you ask. A rock. Yep, the world […]

Samsung Gear’s Live watch looks pretty cool! Engadget was just privileged enough to wear it and play around with the new device. Read the write up and watch the demo video here.

Google is launching the Android One with the goal of making it accessible to more people. Phones made by an India firm will sell for less than $100 as reported by ZDNet.

The previously uncovered JavaScript vulnerability in Tweetdeck has not been resolved, so the web app has been locked down not allowing users to log in. The powerful Twitter application allows scripts within tweets. Just by reading a tweet you leave yourself vulnerable to malicious behavior including the hijacking of your Twitter account. Read the full story at […]

Hundreds of thousands of users are being affected. Malware-armed scammers are using DropBox to infect users. They are using emails with links to DropBox hosted files to infect users with the CryptoWall ransomware. Remember that even legitimate looking emails can be a scam. In linking to DropBox, many users are falsely assuming the emails are […]

Using a tool called PlayDrone, researchers Jason Nieh and Nicholas Viennot out of Columbia University have uncovered thousands of keys being stored within the apps’ code. If these apps are decompiled, these keys could be used to potentially compromise user’s information. Google has stated that they are working on fixing this. Read Cnet’s write up on this here.

According to Georgia Tech research, the simply by using clever javascript, Chrome on Android can be caused to leak address information. The research team will be presenting their findings at Black Hat USA 2014 where they will demonstrate their findings. You can read the EurekAlert write up of this here.

Google security engineer Tavis Ormandy has recently uncovered a vulnerability in Microsoft’s malware protection engine. This hole allows attackers to create a file that the products would scan and due to this scan, become disabled. Details on the contents of these malicious files hasn’t been disclosed but Ormandy hinted that the vulnerability involves the JavaScript Interpreter. An […]

Another in a string of high profile companies to be compromised by hackers is Dominoes. Over 600,000 of their customer’s accounts have been stolen in Belgium and France. This data, including names, addresses and passwords is being held for ransom. The hackers are demanding the sum of $40,800 be paid or this data will be published. Read […]