Malware

11.21.15
Check your credit card transactions: 54 Starwood hotels hit by malware
11.21.15

Check your credit card transactions: 54 Starwood hotels hit by malware

The hotel chain's point-of-sale systems in 54 locations were compromised.

By M. Moon,   11.21.15
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11.10.15
Instagram profile tracking app harvests your usernames and passwords
11.10.15

Instagram profile tracking app harvests your usernames and passwords

The profile monitoring app was available on iTunes and Google Play before an iOS developer discovered it was a harvesting tool.

By M. Moon,   11.10.15
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11.08.15
NSA discloses most security flaws, but that's not the whole story
11.08.15

NSA discloses most security flaws, but that's not the whole story

The NSA says it reveals 91 percent of the security exploits it finds, but it's not saying *when* they're made public.

By J. Fingas,   11.08.15
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11.05.15
New strain of Android malware is 'virtually impossible' to remove
11.05.15

New strain of Android malware is 'virtually impossible' to remove

Most Android malware is bad enough, but new versions take advantage of root exploits to become so deeply embedded that even a factory reset won't get rid of them

By J. Fingas,   11.05.15
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11.03.15
Adware found in MacUpdate's Skype Installer package
11.03.15

Adware found in MacUpdate's Skype Installer package

It looks like MacUpdate has gone the way of Download.com and Softonic, as Twitter user Ciro Urdaneta accidentally stumbles across adware in a downloaded package.

By C. Klimovski,   11.03.15
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11.01.15
You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software
11.01.15

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software

Deep learning antivirus software could detect new malware threats without updates

By S. Buckley,   11.01.15
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10.26.15
Germany investigates claims of NSA-backed malware spying
10.26.15

Germany investigates claims of NSA-backed malware spying

Germany is looking into reports that the NSA-backed Regin malware snooped on its higher-ups.

By J. Fingas,   10.26.15
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10.25.15
Malware turns hundreds of security cameras into a botnet
10.25.15

Malware turns hundreds of security cameras into a botnet

Recently discovered botnet code used hundreds of CCTV cameras to attack a major cloud service.

By J. Fingas,   10.25.15
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10.05.15
Apple already blocked the first malware for non-jailbroken iPhones
10.05.15

Apple already blocked the first malware for non-jailbroken iPhones

Apple believes that malware targeting non-jailbroken iOS devices isn't an issue for most users.

By J. Fingas,   10.05.15
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