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China-Made E-Cigarette Chargers Could Infect Your Computer with Virus

It’s better for smokers to quit smoking. Are you using electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) instead normal ones?? Still, you should quit your smoking habit, because it not only damages your health, but could pose a danger risk to the health of your computer. E-cigarettes have become the latest vector for hackers to distribute malicious software. E-cigarettes manufactured in China… Read More »

Malicious browser extensions are hijacking Facebook accounts

Source: Help Net Security “Facebook users – especially those in Brazil – are being targeted with malicious browser extensions trying to hijack Facebook profiles, warns Microsoft. So far, only Chrome and Firefox extensions have been spotted. Once installed, they try to update themselves, and they pick up a configuration file containing a list of commands (“Like” a page,… Read More »

Font apps on Google Play deliver spyware

Source: Help Net Security “Everybody should know by now that downloading apps from Google Play is not as safe as we all would like. Admittedly, the probability of downloading malware is much smaller than on third party online Android markets, but it still exists. Webroot researchers have recently unearthed two apps that install additional fonts on an Android… Read More »

AutoIt scripting increasingly used by malware developers

Source: Computerworld by Lucian Constantin “AutoIt, a scripting language for automating Windows interface interactions, is increasingly being used by malware developers thanks to its flexibility and low learning curve, according to security researchers from Trend Micro and Bitdefender. “Recently, we have seen an uptick in the amount of nefarious AutoIt tool code being uploaded to Pastebin,” Kyle Wilhoit,… Read More »

China Tied To 3-Year Hack Of Defense Contractor

Source: InformationWeek “For three years, boutique defense contractor QinetiQ was compromised by an advanced persistent threat (APT) attack group operating from China. During that time attackers accessed information about cutting-edge U.S. military drone and robot weapons systems and brought competing products to market. Those allegations surfaced against QinetiQ North America Wednesday in a report from Bloomberg, which cited… Read More »