malware

Android Now Offers Routine Malware Surveillance For Your Phone

It’s no secret that Android apps can get a little shifty, but having the freedom to explore that is part of what makes Android great. Now Google is helping you stay even safer by keeping a constant eye on whether or not any of your apps are doing anything they shouldn’t be.


Intrepid Hackers Use Chinese Take-Away Menu To Access Major Oil Company

With big companies taking every precaution against malware they can possibly think of, it’s getting increasingly difficult for hackers to wedge their way in. So instead of going after the highly secure company employee accounts themselves, hackers are going after what those employees hold most dear — Chinese food.


Watch Every Cyber Attack In The World In Real Time

Kasperkspy Labs recently launched a beautifully terrifying interactive map that shows online threats arounds the world in real time. In practice, it’s a global visualisation of cyber attacks that, Kaspersky hopes, will motivate you to buy their security software. But it’s still a hell of a spectacle.


The NSA Has Impersonated Facebook To Spread Malware

So the NSA is spying on people. You’ve known that for quite some time now. What you might not know much about is exactly how they’re doing, and a new report from Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald offers up some pretty grisly details about the agency’s worldwide, automated malware network.


The Internet Of Sound

Ever wondered what it would sound like if computers could talk to each other? Yes, we have an internet that links all the machines in a vast and glorious global network. But what if they really talked? What if computers could communicate using sounds that humans can’t hear?


A Contagious Computer Virus That Spreads Via Wi-Fi

It’s sort of your worst nightmare: a computer virus as contagious as the common cold that avoids detection and infects every computer on a given wi-fi network. You just pop into your local coffee for a latte and a little internet surfing, and you leave with a virus. This is scary!


If You Used Yahoo This Week, You Might Have Malware

Security researchers at Fox IT say they’ve detected a malicious exploit kit among Yahoo’s ad network active since December 30. The malware seems to have hit Romania, Great Britain and France the hardest, but wherever you are, if you’ve browsed a Yahoo site this week, you may want to run a scan or two.


SD Cards Are Tiny, Hackable Computers (For Good Or Evil)

An SD card isn’t just a dumb chunk of memory; it’s a dumb chunk of memory with a built-in brain, a microcontroller. And at this year’s Chaos Computer Congress, enterprising hackers showed off exactly what those brains can be used for cheap hardware for makers or malware machines for malcontents.


Popular Android Torch App Straight-Up Lied About Selling Data

Were you one of the 100 million Android users that downloaded the Brightest Flashlight Free app? Did you conscientiously click “no” when asked if you’d like to allow the app to track your location data? Well, too bad, suckers. Because not only have US authorities revealed that the popular, light-giving app was secretly selling data to third parties, but its “option” to refuse the data collection in the first place was one big, fat lie.


Don't Freak Out About Ultrasonic Malware (Yet)

The internet’s been abuzz lately with news that computer scientists have found a way to transmit malware using ultrasonic audio signals. If true, this means that you’d never be safe from the hackers, as long as your computer has a microphone and speakers. But don’t freak out just yet.