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Hola Responds to Allegations of Botnet Support

Following the recent allegations against Hola Better Internet, the CEO and co-founder Ofer Vilenski posted a lengthy blog post on their website. Titled “The recent events on the Hola network“, Mr. Vilenski admits the company has made mistakes but promises to do better moving forward. The mistakes, he claims, was due to Hola’s massive popularity Read More

Lookout’s State of iOS Security

There is a much more level playing field for malware on iOS now compared to Android, according to Lookout Security, who says that iOS malware currently looks a lot like Android malware in 2010. With its newest infographic below Lookout attempts to dispel some myths around the existence of dangerous malware in the App Store. Read More

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LastPass Release Scorecard of ‘Naughty & Nice’ E-tailers

LastPass has published its e-tailer scorecard for a number of major business’ online stores, scoring how each one does in protecting user data such as names, addresses, and most importantly, payment data. Cyber Monday may be over but the online shopping frenzy ahead of Christmas is anything but the password manager chronicles the “naughty and Read More

WireLurker Culprits Arrested in China

A few weeks ago, we reported on a new style of iOS malware known as WireLurker that had been rapidly spreading throughout the Chinese market over the past several months. By posing as a legitimate application on the country’s third-party marketplace the Maiyadi App Store, WireLurker was able to record and analyze the content on Read More

Apple Questioned By The FTC Over Health Data Privacy

The US Federal Trade Commission is questioning Apple over how it plans to use sensitive data gathered from users through the company’s new Health app and the upcoming wearable watch. Reuters reports that Apple representatives have met with FTC officials several times in the past few months to discuss the matter. Specifically, the FTC wants Read More

Apple Insider on Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid of iOS Malware

Researchers at the Internet security firm FireEye have published details on a new iOS malware, dubbed Masque, which disguises infected payloads behind third party applications and can install itself on a user’s device via phishing emails opened on the phone’s internal reader. Masque works by exploiting a feature that Apple included in iOS for large Read More

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Windows-Ready WireLurker Discovered, Apple Deploys Patch

This week in WireLurker news, it was revealed that the developers of the malware had originally created a viable attack path that allowed the program to run and proliferate on Windows-based machines. The trojan, which was supposedly confined to systems running OSX, has now evolved to adapt to users who connect their iPhones or iPads Read More

WireLurker Malware Attacks iOS Devices Through USB

According to a report from the threat monitoring firm Palo Alto Networks, a new form of iOS malware has been discovered that uses infected OSX machines connected to iPhones and iPads to infect a mobile device. Dubbed “WireLurker”, the program was first spotted in China after being distributed on the Maiyadi App Store, which acts Read More

Snapchat Saver SnapSaved Has Data Snapped Up from Server

A few short hours ago, a repository of photos from the iOS and Android app Snapchat appeared on the website 4/chan, along with the usernames and passwords of the affected accounts attached to each pic. There are two possible culprits in this caper, and surprisingly, neither of them are Snapchat themselves. Instead, the problem probably Read More

AppBuyer iOS Malware Steals Apple ID, Password & Buys Apps

Researchers from Palo Alto networks have discovered an iOS malware sample that affects iPhone devices that are jailbroken. The malware is named ‘AppBuyer’. The AppBuyer malware is created and set up in a way that it will steal the user’s Apple ID login and password. Once these credentials have been stolen, the malware will purchase Read More

iOS-Based AdThief Malware Infects 75,000 Jailbroken iPhones

This week, details have emerged about a new strain of malware which is capable of hijacking major ad publication platforms on iOS devices, injecting itself into pop-ups in order to gain root access to a user’s phone. According to the latest release of the Virus Bulletin newsletter, the infection, known as “AdThief”, has affected around Read More

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Smart TVs Prove Themselves as Next Cyber Battleground

According to a report released by NCC group, smart TVs are rapidly becoming a popular way for hackers to make their way into the personal networks of regular consumers without their knowledge, relying on a variety of factors to keep themselves hidden on devices which are quickly becoming the new Wild West of Internet security. Read More

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Hotspot Shield VPN App Surpasses 200 Million Downloads

Virtual private network (VPN) security is becoming a standard practice by many individuals and businesses. This comes as no surprise as VPNs provide users with a way to keep their IP address private and data encrypted. This prevents you from having to broadcast all your machine’s details to every website that you visit. The Hotspot Read More

iPhone/iPad Keyloggers Demoed by FireEye

Apple is just not having a great week on the security front, are they? Just a few days after a massive SSL/TLS encryption scandal hit the newsstands, ArsTechnica is reporting that they had spotted a major flaw in the iOS architecture which allows rudimentary keyloggers and screengrabbers to operate incognito on our iPhones and iPads Read More

Apple Defends Itself Against NSA Cooperation Claims

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’d see that Apple has been leading the charge for privacy on as many fronts as their legal team can take, but as the old adage says, “it’s always the one’s you least suspect.” Operation DROPOUTJEEP  is capable of a lot of different things, none of which should Read More

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