Browsing: Kaspersky

Should you trust your antivirus software?

In all the recent bombshell reports about the Kaspersky anti-virus software, it’s easy to focus on the Russian threat and miss the general context: every government that employs hackers tries to weaponise antivirus software. Government

Thousands fall prey to Pokémon malware

A malicious Android app, available until recently in the Google Play store and capable of seizing root access rights on users’ phones, has been downloaded more than half a million times, according to security

A peek inside the cybercriminal’s toolkit

In the cyber-espionage thriller Blackhat (2015), Chris Hemsworth plays a computer hacker who is freed from prison to trace a blackhat hacker – someone who breaches computer security with either malicious intent or for personal gain. As often

Real whodunnit in hard drive malware case

It sometimes seems that whenever security researchers discover some new exploit or malware that allows the monitoring of remote computers, the finger is quickly pointed at the US intelligence agencies. Security firm Kaspersky has revealed a complex

Windows ATMs: how safe is your money?

How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long – viruses, worms and Trojans have forced computers to shut down, knocked Korea offline and even overloaded Google’s servers. Now, how safe

How the Dexter malware works

A major security breach involving the theft of South African bank account holders’ details by one or more criminal syndicates may go down as one of the worst such incidents in the country’s history. Criminals infected point-of-sale terminals in South African fast-food outlets and restaurants with

TalkCentral: Episode 48 – ‘Google’s gambit’

After a brief sojourn, TechCentral’s podcast is back with an information-packed show. This week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson talk about Google’s US$12,5bn acquisition of Motorola Mobility and consider the implications for the ongoing software

Android hit by first SMS Trojan

International security company Kaspersky Lab says the first SMS Trojan Horse for the popular mobile operating system Android has been identified. Kaspersky says the Trojan, known as Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a, has already infected a number of mobile devices.

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