Trojan Downloader Masquerades as Defunct Flash Player for Android

A recently observed malware downloader targeting Android users is masquerading as an update for Adobe Flash Player, ESET researchers warn. read more more…

Russian Words Used as Decoy in Lazarus-Linked Bank Attacks

A group of hackers that has been targeting financial organizations around the world has unsuccessfully attempted to trick researchers into attributing their operation to Russian-speaking attackers. read more more…

Joomla Security – Pornography Spam Campaign in the Wild

One of the worst experiences for a website owner is finding out that the search results for your site have turned into a pharmacy, a fashion outlet, or even a porn dump. Those unwanted keywords are a result of Search Engine Poisoning (SEP) attacks. This blackhat SEO technique is used by attackers to take advantage […] more…

Android RAT Targeting Israeli Soldiers Part of Larger Campaign

An Android Remote Access Trojan (RAT) recently revealed to be targeting Israeli servicemen is part of a larger campaign that might not be associated with Hamas, as initially believed, security researchers have determined. read more more…

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (eTD), Honor Theses (eHT), and ScholarSphere Service Interruption 2/23/2012

There will be a brief interruption of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (eTD), Honor Theses (eHT), and ScholarSphere during the 5-7 a.m. (EDT) maintenance window on Thursday, February 23rd. more…

News in brief: robot tax mooted; Kim Dotcom faces extradition; Apple buys biometrics start-up

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news more…

Google Discloses Unpatched Windows GDI Vulnerability

An unpatched vulnerability affecting the Windows Graphics Device Interface (Windows GDI) was publicly disclosed last week after Microsoft failed to address it within 90 days after being notified. read more more…

The beer engines that put computer security at risk

Who’d have thought that buying a pair of beer engines could teach us a computer security lesson? more…

Maximum email size to be increased from 20 MB to 25 MB

The maximum size of an email sent through Penn State’s email system will be increased from 20 MB to at least 26,222,592 bytes as of Feb. 21. The new increase matches the allotment offered by some other email providers and will enable students, faculty and staff members to send much larger emails than before the […] more…

Phishing for W-2s: Keeping Your Financial Data Safe During Tax Season

Ready or not, here comes tax season.  And as you’re getting your ducks in a row, prepping your W-2 forms, and speaking with your tax advisor, cybercriminals are devising a monetary strategy of their own—one focusing on your money, that is. That’s right, these crooks are now trying to dive directly into your pocket and […] more…

What makes for truly independent security product testing?

It seems there’s room for improvement when it comes to independent testing – but what are your thoughts on this? more…

Former Sysadmin Sentenced to Prison for Hacking Industrial Facility

A man has been sentenced to 34 months in prison and three years of supervised release for hacking into the systems of pulp and paper company Georgia-Pacific, the Department of Justice announced on Friday. read more more…

Where does the buck stop when there’s a security breach?

Is it the IT department’s problem, or does the buck go as far as the C-suite? Opinions are polarised, but it’s more nuanced in the real world more…

Hackers behind bank attack campaign use Russian as decoy

The hackers behind a sophisticated attack campaign that has recently targeted financial organizations around the world have intentionally inserted Russian words and commands into their malware in an attempt to throw investigators off. Researchers from cybersecurity firm BAE Systems have recently obtained and analyzed additional malware samples related to an attack campaign that has targeted […] more…

The quantified employee: new ways to be watched at work

Your employer could be tracking not just the work you do, but your conversations, your emotions, your bathroom breaks and more. Are you ok with that? more…

Bug Allowed Theft of Over $400,000 in Zcoins

An implementation bug has allowed someone to make a profit of more than $400,000 after creating roughly 370,000 units of the Zcoin cryptocurrency, users were told on Friday. read more more…

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