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Noted Chinese Hacker Wicked Rose Heading Antivirus Company Anvisoft

The latest scandal on the block, it seems like a noted Chinese hacker known as Wicked Rose or Withered Rose is involved with the Antivirus startup Anvisoft. The hackers real name is Tan Dailin and he was previously involved in the hacking of some US defence contractors. Anvisoft even posted on their official Facebook group […]

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CrowdRE – Crowdsourced Reverse Engineering Service From CrowdStrike

Reversing complex software quickly is challenging due to the lack of professional tools that support collaborative analysis. The CrowdRE project aims to fill this gap. Rather than using a live distribution of changes to all clients, which has proven to fail in the past, it leverages from the architecture that is being used with success […]

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Sophos Offers Free Android Antivirus App

Sophos seems to be a lot more aggressive recently when it comes to the consumer market, they used to be a hardcore enterprise only solution when they first started out. I guess they’ve realized where the money is. Back in 2010 they one of the first to come out with a free Antivirus solution for […]

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Android Malware App Covertly Makes Purchases On China Mobile Market

There seems to be a trend towards malware on the Android platform that extorts money from the user somehow, either through premium SMS or services – or the latest trojan – which covertly purchases apps from the mobile market. We first wrote about Android Antivirus software from Symantec back in 2010 and it seems like […]

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2012 Review

Introduction I do examine Security Software now and then to see what’s going on, if there are any new developments and what the state of affairs is when it comes to consumer grade Antivirus and Firewall software. Countermeasures are useful, especially when it comes to less tech savvy users (which we may happen to live […]

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Complex Cyberwar Tool ‘Flamer’ Found Infecting Computers In Iran & Israel

In December last year, Microsoft released the patch for the vulnerability used by Duqu to propogate itself across Windows desktops. The other nasty worm going around was Stuxnet – both cyberwarfare tools, and most recently a piece of malware claimed to be more sophisticated than both has been found infecting computers in the middle east. […]

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Russian Cyber-Crime Market Doubled In 2011

It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted any news about Russia, so here’s an article which in some ways is quite scary. The global cybercrime market is being dominated by Russian-speaking nations and their activity doubled in 2011. It’s certainly a disproportionate amount of crime when you look at their population size. Cybercrime is […]

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Android Trojan Targets Japanese Market – Steals Personal Data

Early last year we wrote about China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans, then later last year there was a possibility Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages. The latest news about Android malware is malicious apps that are in the official Google marketplace (called Play) – […]

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Zero Day Java Vulnerability Exploited – Macs Infected With Flashback Malware

Interesting timing this one, just a couple of days ago we reported – Avira Joins The Crowd & Starts To Offer Mac Antivirus Software – and now an unpatched vulnerability in Java for Mac OS that is being exploited in the wild. The vulnerability (CVE-2012-0507) was patched in Java by Oracle back in February, but […]

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Avira Joins The Crowd & Starts To Offer Mac Antivirus Software

For years the Apple geeks were always self-praising and postulating that their OS was so secure and superior that it didn’t need any silly Anti Virus software. Things changed a couple of years back though, probably in 2009 when Mac OS X Snow Leopard Bundled With Malware Detector. Not long after that the commercial crowd […]

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