‘Spy Banker’ Attacks Facebook, Google Cloud Users
Dec12

‘Spy Banker’ Attacks Facebook, Google Cloud Users

A Trojan threat which has existed since 2009 has resurfaced recently attacking users of Facebook and Google Cloud services, using social engineering, to encourage them to install the Spy Banker script. According to Zscaler, who have been monitoring the Trojan in the wild, the attackers are offering users coupons and free downloads of popular software to entice them to run the offending script on their devices. They went on to list...

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Is Dropbox Becoming A Risky Prospect For Consumers?: Kills E-mail App Mailbox
Dec09

Is Dropbox Becoming A Risky Prospect For Consumers?: Kills E-mail App Mailbox

The biggest problem, despite the enormous advantages, with the cloud as a solution for businesses and consumers was always the possibility that services would simply go out of business or adjust their strategy in ways that left users disadvantaged. Part of that problem came true this week as Dropbox announced that their e-mail app, Mailbox, was to be shuttered. Inc reported that this was in stark contrast to their original promise,...

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Flash Finally Set To Die: Adobe Recommends Developers Switch To Alternatives
Dec03

Flash Finally Set To Die: Adobe Recommends Developers Switch To Alternatives

Business owners with Flash on their sites have long been crippled by Apple’s decision to make the technology incompatible with all of their iOS devices (iPhones and iPads). This meant that surfers on those devices received a suboptimal at best, or completely unusable experience when visiting those sites. With Adobe now telling developers to stop using Flash completely, as reported by The Verge and start switching to alternatives...

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Is Your New Credit Card Chip as Secure as You Think?
Nov17

Is Your New Credit Card Chip as Secure as You Think?

In a growing trend, more and more credit card manufacture are including new EMV chips in their plastic to help stop fraud during in-store purchases. In theory, the EMV chip in your new credit card uses a dynamically generated data code for each purchase, meaning that an attacker can’t simply use the same code over and over for future purchases. Unfortunately, while security is now improving for in-store purchases a recent study by ACI...

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Ransom Demands Rock Email Providers Zoho, ProtonMail Hushmail, FastMail And More
Nov16

Ransom Demands Rock Email Providers Zoho, ProtonMail Hushmail, FastMail And More

The International Business Times reported this week that a series of email service providers had experienced outages and random demands on the back of a concerted DDoS attack by a group called Armada Collective. It is reported that the attacks follow on from a series of attacks on a wide range of institutions, including some Thai banks. Hushmail is reported to have paid a ransom demand of 20 bitcoin (about $6,000) but the attacks were...

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Court Order Stops NSA Bulk Collection Weeks Earlier than Expected
Nov10

Court Order Stops NSA Bulk Collection Weeks Earlier than Expected

Yesterday, Judge Richard Leon released an order against the NSA forcing the agency to shut down its bulk telephone metadata collection program before the scheduled date of the 29th of November. Within his 43-page opinion Judge Leon noted that even though the program was already set to be shut down, he decided to end the program early, “because the loss of constitutional freedoms for even one day is a significant harm.” For years the...

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