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Symantec researchers uncovered new clues about the Stuxnet worm- The most sophisticated malware ever devised

November 15, 2010

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(Computer World) Researchers have uncovered new clues that the Stuxnet worm may have been created to sabotage Iranian attempts to turn uranium into atomic bomb-grade fuel. According to Eric Chien, one of three Symantec researchers who have dug into Stuxnet, the worm targets industrial systems that control very high speed electrical motors, such as those […]

New software called ‘Blade’ short for Block All Drive-By Download Exploits is browser-independent and designed to eliminate all drive-by malware installation threats

October 11, 2010

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Although not specific to mobile- yet, these types of security software solutions will eventually migrate to mobile (ScienceDaily and Ga Tech) Insecure Web browsers and the growing number of complex applets and browser plug-in applications are allowing malicious software to spread faster than ever on the Internet. Some websites are installing malicious code, such as […]

Cybercriminals start to figure out how to make money by hacking mobile devices.

October 7, 2010

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At Siteminis, we have seen this coming for a while, cypercriminals looking at mobile as a potential cash cow for scams. Companies such as Opera are partnering up with Netsweeper to provide added security for mobile operators. IDG News Service – Smartphone exploits are coming, as cybercriminals start to figure out how to make money […]

Opera Software and Netsweeper partner to offer mobile operators increased ability to block phishing, fraud, viruses, trojans and malware

October 7, 2010

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San Francisco – October 6, 2010 Opera Software and Netsweeper, Inc., have announced today a partnership that will provide added security and Internet content filtering to operators who ship and distribute the Opera Mini browser.   With Netsweeper’s technology, Opera will be able to offer mobile operators increased ability to block phishing, fraud, viruses, trojans, […]

Symantec say they have discovered how the Stuxnet worm manages to re-infect a computer that has been cleaned of it.

September 29, 2010

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The Stuxnet worm continues to make headlines, most recently with reports that computers at an Iranian nuclear power plant have been infected, potentially giving hackers the ability to access computer-control systems and compromise plant operations. Analysis of the Stuxnet worm reveals something interesting on an almost daily basis. Liam O Murchu, manager of Symantec’s North […]

Stuxnet worm is a “groundbreaking” piece of malware

September 16, 2010

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Although this isn’t exactly a mobile issue, this malware is worth noting. On the other hand, the infection is easily spread through USB drives and as such could be transfered through mobile devices (although not yet tracked in that fashion). More importantly is the sophistication of this malware and the implications that there had to […]

Hacker claims ‘Here you have’ worm designed to be a propaganda tool

September 13, 2010

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IDG News Service – A hacker who claims he was behind a fast-spreading e-mail worm that crippled corporate networks last week said that the worm was designed, in part, as a propaganda tool. The hacker, known as Iraq Resistance, responded to inquiries sent to an e-mail address associated with the “Here you have” worm, which […]