FBI Director “very concerned” with smartphone encryption

With Apple, Google and other tech companies responding to users’ demands for privacy with further smartphone encryption options, not everyone is happy. FBI Director James Comey is “very concerned” about increased mobile OS encryption, according to TechSpot. In a statement reported by The Huffington Post, Comey stated that while he understood the need for privacy,… More FBI Director “very concerned” with smartphone encryption

What’s scamming this week? FBI, Tesco and Bank of Ireland

ESET Ireland warns of FBI, Tesco and Bank of Ireland names abused by scammers in phishing emails sent to Irish mailboxes. Another week, another variation of the old phishing scams hitting Irish mailboxes. This week the scammers are telling us Bank of Ireland wants us to update our account, Tesco wants to add €120 to… More What’s scamming this week? FBI, Tesco and Bank of Ireland

Is FBI spying on Irish iPhone and iPad users?

Identification info on millions of iPhone and iPad users has been leaked to the internet, allegedly from FBI’s computers. Among them are also hundreds of Irish names. The hacker group Anti-sec, a branch of the Anonymous movement, recently claimed it holds 12 million Apple device IDs (UDID), push notification IDs and names of iPhone and… More Is FBI spying on Irish iPhone and iPad users?

CyberThreats Daily: FBI nabs international “scareware” ring

Long a puzzling challenge, the FBI seems to be making strides in tackling international coordinated scams, in this case, scareware. Scareware, the practice of providing fake infection notifications to users’ computers, and then offering to sell solutions to problems that don’t exist, has been quite a boon as of late for fraudsters. FBI claims the… More CyberThreats Daily: FBI nabs international “scareware” ring

CyberThreats Daily: Win7 machines harder hit by infection as VXers change tactics

Win7 infection rates rose during the second half of 2010 even as malware hit rates on XP machines declined, according to official statistics from Microsoft. The latest edition of Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report shows an infection rate of four Win7 PCs per 1,000 in the second half of 2010, up from three Win7 PCs per… More CyberThreats Daily: Win7 machines harder hit by infection as VXers change tactics