malware

Zscaler IPAbuseCheck indicates a compromised IP-address

Manufacturer of security Zscaler has released a tool designed to notify administrators if their networks are used to commit cybercrime. IPAbuseCheck can recognize IP-addresses on the network that was involved in malicious malware or redirect unwanted traffic, said the firm. Tool that is based on a research database Zscaler ThreatLabz, passes through the IP-address database, and(…)

QR-codes malicious

According to Wikipedia, QR Code – a type of matrix bar code (or two-dimensional code), which was originally developed for the automotive industry. QR-Codes are now becoming more and more popular and are used on banners, in magazines, on transport, providing quick and easy access to certain information. QR Code has a fairly large capacity (compared(…)

Lack of updating third party products is the cause of 99.8% of hacks

Failure to update third party applications was the main reason that Windows machines are infected with viruses. Drive-by attacks from Web sites controlled by hackers, carried out with the help of exploits that have replaced the spam messages with virus attachments, which are three to five years ago was the main way of spreading malware. According(…)

Should I trust the security of your free antivirus?

Today, every PC user knows that surfing the web without antivirus software installed – it is a serious disregard for safety. And it really stay on the internet without antivirus risk that your computer will be infected by numerous bodies of viruses, worms and other malicious software. Even if you use anti-virus free edition, which is(…)

Creating botnets is getting cheaper and easier

Laboratory Specialists of G Data Security Labs discovered a clandestine sale of our networks of remotely controlled by hackers computers – so-called bots, which in the case of activation may cause massive wave of malicious code across the Internet. The so-called boat-designer Aldi Bot appeared in late August at a price of 10 euros. Part of(…)

15% of video on Facebook – likejacking attack

Cheating on Facebook has always been a problem for social networks, but as in the case of spam mail, regardless of improvements in the company, thieves, and spammers are always finding new ways of generating problems. Now we can estimate how much is really big problem: Symantec recently conducted an analysis of likejacking attacks on Facebook.(…)

McAfee: haktivizm, the evolution of mobile attacks and improvement of malware

McAfee proclaimed haktivizm, the evolution in the world of mobile attacks and the continuing development of malicious programs the main trends in security over the past three months. Dedicated to report threats of McAfee for the second quarter of 2011 reveals the problem that security experts described as “chaos and confusion” after a hacker groups(…)

SpyEye steals miles flown by airline customers

A malicious program SpyEye was associated with a recently discovered attack on the customers of the two German airlines. Trusteer firm reported that it Version found malware trying to steal data from sites Air Berlin and AirPlus. Program SpyEye able to capture a web page on the infected system and add the code in the(…)

Attackers are moving away from the mainstream and lesser-known sights on the application

“Microsoft has a Patch Tuesday. Oracle and Adobe carry out regular patch cycles, often producing more than 10 patches at once. But many small manufacturers have not developed strict patch process – and this may make them a prime target for new feats, “- say the experts. After several years of attacks on the popular(…)

Russia takes third place in the world in the number of cyber attacks

According to Kaspersky Lab, Russia now occupies third place in the world the number of attacks on the Internet. According to estimates of the company on a daily basis in the World Web addresses to 70 thousand malicious or potentially unwanted programs. “Most of cyber attacks are individuals. This category of Internet users often do(…)