Latest malware publications

Ex-NSA researcher says that Apple’s insecure app-downloads enable Windows-style ‘dylib’ exploits

A former NSA and NASA security researcher claims to have identified techniques which enable the same kind of shared-library exploits in Apple’s OSX operating system that have plagued the Windows OS for over 15 years. Speaking to Threatpost at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Patrick Wardle, who is the director of research for Security-as-a-Service provider… Read More

Jamie Oliver site re-infected with ransomware

The website of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been re-hacked with digitally-signed malware, according to the security investigators who found the original vulnerability nearly a month ago. Over at MalwareBytes’ blog, Jérôme Segura writes today that the cockney cook’s highly popular website – ranked 535th in the UK – has now been compromised with the… Read More

RAT-catching: Smooth cyber-criminals give themselves away during banking transactions

A security company claims that the actors behind malware derivatives of Remote Administration Tools (RATs) can be identified by hesitations and cursor movement. An article by Dr. Itai Novick of Biocatch outlines a system of behavioural analysis which is claimed to accurately individuate the minor deviations from normal keyboard-and-mouse user behaviour that characterise a RAT… Read More

‘PwnPOS’: newly-identified sales-device malware thrives in Windows XP environments

Trend Micro have identified a new strain of Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware which appears to have been active since at least 2013, and which is likelier to run most successfully in the 32-bit Windows XP systems used by the majority of sales terminals. Dubbed PwnPOS, the researchers note the malware’s ‘simple but thoughtful construction’, which consists… Read More

Facebook users at risk from malicious face-ageing app

A malicious Facebook app, purporting to show users what they will look like in 20 years, has been uncovered which solicited usernames and passwords to hijack accounts and spread spam. The app, which pops up on newsfeeds, walls and in advertising spots, takes the oblivious user to a fake Facebook phishing site (http://appnew2015 .cf/) designed to harvest… Read More

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