Google removes 300 Android apps following DDoS attack

Google has been forced to remove almost 300 apps from its Play Store after learning that apps were being hijacked for DDoS attacks, an attack that ESET warned its followers on social media about in early August. The botnet, named WireX, is estimated to have possibly infected close to 70,000 devices before Google took action. Once they … More Google removes 300 Android apps following DDoS attack

Are smartphones threatening the security of our IoT devices?

By 2020, the number of Internet of Things devices is estimated to surpass 20 billion. From smart fridges to coffee makers and Barbie dolls, connected things will soon fill our households. Many of these devices are, and will continue to be, accessed via our smartphones. While this is very convenient for users, there are weaknesses in smartphone security that can be exploited to turn … More Are smartphones threatening the security of our IoT devices?

Workplace social media security: 5 questions answered

What is the impact of social media and the way it is used by businesses across the world? Social media use has skyrocketed for businesses all over the world, with many companies using it as a way of strengthening their brands and reaching out to new and existing customers. It’s clear that social media is … More Workplace social media security: 5 questions answered

Trends 2017: Mobile security – the reality of malware … augmented

Originally, it was expected that mobile devices would evolve to become handheld computers with capabilities similar to any desktop. It is clear today that our smartphones and tablets have evolved beyond this point, creating new means of technological interaction not previously imagined. For more detail, check out Denise Giusto Bilic’s piece here.

Malware warning for Mac users, after HandBrake mirror download server hacked

A mirror download server for the popular tool HandBrake video file-transcoding app has been compromised by hackers, who replaced its Mac edition with malware. The first most Mac users will know about the security incident will be when they visit the app’s website, at https://handbrake.fr, and see a link to a “Security Alert”: Anyone who … More Malware warning for Mac users, after HandBrake mirror download server hacked

Turn the light on and give me your passwords!

Android users were the target of another banking malware with screen locking capabilities, masquerading as a flashlight app on Google Play. Unlike other banking trojans with a static set of targeted banking apps, this trojan is able to dynamically adjust its functionality. Aside from delivering the promised flashlight functionality, this remotely controlled trojan comes with … More Turn the light on and give me your passwords!