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- What happened to the Flashback Trojan? Turns out US universities are still riddled with it
- Spam industry reinvented as messages containing malicious links surge
- Synology users told to update DiskStation NAS drives after 'SynoLocker' ransom attack
US universities are still battling surprisingly high levels of malware infection among their student populations, mainly old forms considered neutralised years ago such as the Mac Flashback Trojan and Conficker worm, according to security firm BitSight Technologies.
Spam might no longer be the gigantic overhead it once was but the number of unsolicited messages containing malicious links appears to be surging, according to figures from SaaS security firm ProofPoint.
Infections caused by the innovative Kovter police blackmail Trojan continued to surge between May and June, security firm Damballa has reported. Could old-style police ransom attacks, once seen as past it, be on their way back with a vengeance?
Security firm ESET has discovered a crafty Android ‘backdoor' remote access Trojan (RAT) passing itself off as a variety of apps, including the firm's own Mobile Security software.
The Russian Magnitude malware exploit kit has moved on to the territory vacated by the defunct Blackhole Exploit Kit after successfully developing a new and highly profitable business model, according to security firm Trustwave.
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.