60 percent of Android smartphones returned to the store aren’t actually broken. And if InnoPath’s new Mobie app gets widespread adoption, they may not actually get returned in the first place.
Believe it or not, we’ve come to a place in this world where your phone needs a condom, too.
A group of researchers successfully slid malware past Apple’s safeguards and into the iOS App Store — a scary exposure for the operating system often touted as one of the safest in the industry.
Sentinal Labs knows everything your computer is doing and can tell when that flow is being disrupted by something malicious.
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A staggering 267,259 mobile apps are triggering SMS trojans, exploiting security holes, stealing private data, and building botnets, according to a study released today by security firm Juniper.
iPhones are at risk not just from downloading apps that steal contact lists or clicking on malicious links. Now hackers can spread malware through cracked chargers.
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Microsoft may knock Google’s search results, but its Google that’s doing a better job of blocking malicious sites.
Over the last four years hackers have targeted 35 gaming companies around the world, according to new research.
Clicked on any weird links in Skype lately? Your computer might be mining Bitcoins for a hacker.
The recent hack on Facebook was traced back to one infected website called iPhoneDevSDK.com, but now it seems there may have been up to three infected websites involved.
Android malware has reached a new, dangerous high — at least if you believe F-Secure.
The earliest version of Stuxnet we knew of dated back to 2009. Today, Symantec uncovered an earlier malware thought to be Stuxnet 0.5, created in 2005.
Facebook was hacked last month, though it promises no user data was compromised.
A news outlet in Iran says that the Stuxnet virus attacked two of its facilities — a power plant and the Culture Ministry — and believes the U.S. and Israel are behind the strike.
The FBI, with the help of Facebook’s security team, arrested a number of people involved with the Yahos malware, which affected over 11 million people.
Dave DeWalt — known for his big personality, top-secret government clearance, and work as former chief executive at McAfee — is taking over as chief executive for security company FireEye today. He hopes to lead the company to an IPO quickly.
A special White House investigation couldn’t find any evidence of Chinese spying through Huawei telecommunications systems, though the U.S. recently warned businesses using the vendor that it “cannot be trusted to be free of foreign state influence.”
It sucks when your PC gets clogged with viruses, slows to crawl, and generally makes your life miserable. But what if it put your life in danger? With medical facilities all around the United States running outdated software that can’t install new security patches, that very well may become the case.
Researchers announced a new malware called miniFlame today that may be monitoring and stealing data from specific, highly profitable victims. It is a sister to the Flame malware that made headlines earlier this year.
It looks like the latest targets for malware writers are hopeful downloaders of Rovio’s Bad Piggies game.
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine just how contagious a botnet can be, and then sometimes you see them from space. Security researchers at F-Secure created this look at ZeroAccess botnet infections today, across the United States and the world.
Flame, the malware related to the infamous Stuxnet that hit Iranian nuclear systems in 2010, may have three sisters in the wild, according to new research by Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab.
Duo Security’s app X-Ray found that over 50% of Android have unpatched vulnerabilities.
Companies like Google have to be especially cautious when it comes to security. They build out whole departments dedicated to protecting its internals, so it’s no wonder the search giant bought its own little security company today, VirusTotal.
Toll fraud — no, it’s not driving through the E-Z pass lane when you pay cash. It’s a growing threat to your smartphone, one of the biggest of the year, according to a recent study by security company Lookout Mobile.
Mobile malware has exploded this year, growing almost 700 percent over 2011 numbers. Almost all of it, perhaps 85 percent, targets smartphones running Android.
Oracle patched the hole in Java 7 that allows hackers to secretly download malware to your computer today, in an uncharacteristic update to its software. But it seems the company knew about the issue far longer than the rest of us.
A new vulnerability in Java 7 may let hackers attack Apple computers, bringing back memories of the recent Flashback trojan that may have been stealing up to $10,000 a day in ad revenue.
Researchers at security firms Kaspersky Lab and Crysys Lab released tools today to detect if your computer is infected by the Gauss virus, a piece of malware that focuses on stealing bank account login credentials.
Kaspersky Lab announced a new piece of malware that specializes in obtaining login information for bank accounts in the Middle East. It’s called Gauss and is linked to Flame, Stuxnet, and Duqu.
Online security company Bit9 just announced the close of $34.5 million funding from some of the biggest names in venture capital. This is Bit9′s fourth round, and it’s led by Sequoia Capital. The round also includes existing investors Atlas Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and .406 Ventures.