There’s BadNews, and There’s Really Bad News

By now you’ve probably heard about BadNews, a malware family that is targeting Android phones. In a blog post of April 19, the security firm Lookout reported that it had discovered BadNews in 32 apps across 4 different developer accounts in Google Play. Lookout reported its findings to Google, and the apps (and developers) have subsequently...

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Survey: Consumers Not Pleased with Current Online Authentication Process

When it comes to online business, the traditional username/password authentication process generates plenty of consumer frustration, according to a new survey by the Ponemon Institute. Roughly 50 percent of respondents in the Ponemon survey, "Moving Beyond Passwords: Consumer Attitudes on Online Authentication," were either...

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Insider Threats Are Top of Mind With Security Pros, Not With the Enterprise

It's the Devil you know. Insider threats are a major security concern for security professionals, yet management is not always taking the proper steps to mitigate -- or even acknowledge -- risk, according to the findings of two recent surveys. IT security vendor AlgoSec polled 179 information security and network operations professionals...

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Flooded: DDoS Bandwidth Increased 700 Percent During Q1 2013

The DDoS tidal wave continues to grow. The average Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack bandwidth totaled 48.25 Gbps in the first quarter of 2013, a 718% increase over last quarter, and the average packet-per-second rate reached 32.4 million, according to a new report by DDoS defense provider Prolexic. Prolexic culled data from their...

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NQ Mobile: 95 Percent Of All Mobile Malware Afflicts Android OS

Mobile malware threats increased 163% to more than 65,000 in 2012, according to a new report by NQ Mobile. This huge year-to-year spike in threats are mostly impacting a single operating system, with nearly 95 percent of all mobile malware discovered in 2012 targeting the Android OS, according to NQ Mobile, its 2012 Security Report is based on...

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