Monthly Archives: November 2017

Android commercial spyware

There’s certainly no shortage of commercial spying apps for Android, with most positioned as parental control tools. In reality, however, these apps barely differ from spyware, with the exception perhaps of the installation method. There’s no need to even resort … Continue reading

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Terdot Trojan likes social media

We usually advise people that have fallen victim to banker Trojans to change all their passwords, especially the ones that are related to their financial sites and apps. Besides the dangers of re-used passwords, there are other reasons why this … Continue reading

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Threat Predictions for Connected Life in 2018

 Download the Kaspersky Security Bulletin: Threat Predictions for Connected Life in 2018 Introduction: To be awake is to be online The average home now has around three connected computers and four smart mobile devices. Hardly surprising, considering that 86 per … Continue reading

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How the EU intends to battle fake news

Last week the European Union issued a press release to announce their next steps against fake news. These steps will be the launch of a public consultation and the setup of a high-level expert group representing academics, online platforms, news … Continue reading

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Text messages and the Bitcoin Code: follow the money trail

I was a bit surprised to receive lots of messages similar to the one below this past week: I mean, we’ve all done it—managed a bulk text spam campaign offering free Bitcoins in your spare time, while completely forgetting said … Continue reading

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OSX.Proton spreading through fake Symantec blog

Sunday night, a series of tweets from security researcher @noarfromspace revealed a new variant of the OSX.Proton malware, spreading in a concerning new method—spoofing security company Symantec’s blog. Method of infection The malware is being promoted via a fake Symantec … Continue reading

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A week in security (November 13 – November 19)

Last week, we gave you some tips for the inevitable online chaos that is Cyber Monday, explained how “trusted” root certificates can sometimes be anything but, and explored the strange world of catphishing. We also pulled apart some malware found … Continue reading

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Kaspersky Lab – Beyond Black Friday Threat Report, November 2017

Introduction The festive holiday shopping season, which covers Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday in late November as well as Christmas in December, now accounts for a significant share of annual sales for retailers, particularly in the U.S., Europe and … Continue reading

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10 tips for safe online shopping on Cyber Monday

Shoppers familiar with the Cyber Monday circus know they’re stepping into the lion’s den. The Internet has always been a lawless place, but it becomes particularly rough during the holiday shopping season. In preparation for the frenzy, cyber villains have … Continue reading

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Investigation Report for the September 2014 Equation malware detection incident in the US

Background In early October, a story was published by the Wall Street Journal alleging Kaspersky Lab software was used to siphon classified data from an NSA employee’s home computer system. Given that Kaspersky Lab has been at the forefront of … Continue reading

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