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Study: Cyber criminals run recruitment campaigns – and even offer customer support!

Study: Cyber criminals run recruitment campaigns – and even offer customer support!

A study conducted by the US non-profit think tank RAND on behalf of Juniper Networks suggests that today’s professional cyber criminals are much more organized and better equipped than the idealistic hackers who were breaking into corporate databases a decade ago. They run their own communication networks, online black markets, recruitment campaigns and even offer customer support. Juniper Networks’ Mark […]

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Report: Over 99% of New Mobile Threats Target Android

Report: Over 99% of New Mobile Threats Target Android

From a new report by F-Secure Labs: Over 99% of new mobile threats discovered by F-Secure Labs in the first quarter of 2014 targeted Android users, according to F-Secure’s new Mobile Threat Report. 277 new threat families and variants were discovered, 275 of which targeted Android, one iPhone, and one Symbian. In comparison, the same quarter last year brought 149 […]

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Research: Weakness puts potentially ‘every Android device at risk’

Research: Weakness puts potentially ‘every Android device at risk’

The first deep look into the security of the Android patch installation process, specifically its Package Management Service (PMS), has revealed a weakness that puts potentially every Android device at risk for privilege escalation attacks. Researchers from Indiana University and Microsoft published a paper that describes a new set of Android vulnerabilities they call Pileup flaws, and also introduces a […]

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Report: Over 99% of New Mobile Threats Target Android

Report: Over 99% of New Mobile Threats Target Android

From a new report by F-Secure Labs: Over 99% of new mobile threats discovered by F-Secure Labs in the first quarter of 2014 targeted Android users, according to F-Secure’s new Mobile Threat Report. 277 new threat families and variants were discovered, 275 of which targeted Android, one iPhone, and one Symbian. In comparison, the same quarter last year brought 149 […]

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Replicant Developers Find Backdoor In Android Samsung Galaxy Devices

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Developers working on Replicant OS, a free and open-source spin of Google’s Android operating system, have claimed to uncover a backdoor into the device’s file-system for “most proprietary Android systems running on the affected Samsung Galaxy devices, including the ones that are shipped with the devices.” The Replicant developers’ research finds “Samsung Galaxy devices running proprietary Android versions come with […]

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