Over 100 Google Apps Affected By a Trojan

Android.Spy.277.origin is the name given to a Trojan that was recently added to the virus database of Russian Security firm Doctor Web. It is a Trojan that collects or put more aptly ‘steals’ information from users and delivers advertisements. The Trojan is being distributed through counterfeit versions of popular Android apps. The 104 apps that have the Trojan are available for download through the Google App Store.

These apps that contain the Trojan claim to offer services like photo-editing, wallpapers ...

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AceDeceiver – An Insidious Malware Affecting iOS Devices

Apple has been scrupulously keen about keeping malwares out of its systems for decades now. Apple’s systems are revered for their ability to avoid viruses and malwares as much as possible, but it appears that Apple’s meticulous designs have a flaw after all which is being explored by an iOS malware called ACeDeceiver. The first of its kind, this malware does not abuse enterprise certificates which were being done by some iOS malwares in the last two years. Instead, ...

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Brave – Re-inventing the Browsing Experience

Brendan Eich, the former Mozilla CEO has announced launch of an Internet browser that takes annoyance out of the web browsing experience – Brave, a browser that is free of ads and cookies. The browser blocks everything except content that you specifically want. This means you are going to have an ad-free experience if you switch to Brave. The browser will continue to allow clean ads which are meant to fund website owners as well as Brave users. All Brave ...

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Hackers Behind the Ukrainian Blackout – Are Industrialized Nations Vulnerable to Such Cyberattacks?

It looks like hackers have been exploring new avenues. While we thought hacking was limited to devices like the computer, phones and tablets, hackers ingeniously attacked electrical substations killing electricity to almost 700,000 homes in Ukraine.

On December 23rd Ukraine’s Ivano-Frankivsk region saw the first blackout of its kind. The blackout was created by hackers who used malware to disconnect the substations leading to an outage. Researchers from the security firm iSIGHT Partners informed that they have obtained samples of ...

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