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Tag: Malware

Journalist Asks Computer Security Experts to Hack Him, Gets What He Asked for

Journalist Asks Computer Security Experts to Hack Him, Gets What He Asked for
After reporting on companies getting hacked, Fusion reporter Kevin Roose wanted to find out exactly how devastating it would be to have one’s online identity and information stolen. So he asked two computer security experts –…

Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3

Norse IPViking Online Map Shows Cyber Attacks in Real Time: WarGames 3
Solid Snake and Fallout are wrong. War does change. At this very moment, hackers and their legion of enslaved computers are waging an invisible war online. Perhaps they’re trying to steal information or shut down certain…
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Chinese Star N9500 Phone Comes Pre-Installed with Malware

Chinese Star N9500 Phone Comes Pre-Installed with Malware
Plenty of phones comes with bloatware, but most of the time, manufacturers tend to limit the scope of these and won’t include malware. Well, the Chinese seem to have taken it up a notch, and will…

SD Card Hack Shows Flash Storage Is Programmable: Unreliable Memory

SD Card Hack Shows Flash Storage Is Programmable: Unreliable Memory
Ever wonder why SD cards are dirt cheap? At the 2013 Chaos Computer Congress, a hacker going by the moniker Bunnie recently revealed part of the reason: “In reality, all flash memory is riddled with defects…

Happy Hour Virus: Book of E-lies

Happy Hour Virus: Book of E-lies
Ad agency TDA_Boulder came up with Happy Hour Virus, a website that fakes computer problems. The idea is that you’ll be able to use the “problem” as an excuse to leave work. I don’t think it…

Computer Virus Dolls Will Infect Your Couch

Computer Virus Dolls Will Infect Your Couch
These are the most malicious plushies you’ll ever see. They’re the Computer Virus Dolls and they might rub you off the wrong way, especially if you’re into IT and have to deal with problems that are…

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers

Hacked Pacemaker Transmitters Could Turn Pacemakers to Literal Heartstoppers
Pacemakers save millions of lives, but a security researcher has shown that they can be used to kill on a massive scale as well. Speaking at the Breakpoint security conference, Barnaby Jack of IO Active reverse…

Want to Chat with a Hacker? Debug His Malware

Want to Chat with a Hacker? Debug His Malware
Franklin Zhao and Jason Zhou, security researchers for anti-virus firm AVG, were analyzing the contents of a Trojan they found from a Diablo III forum when a chat window popped up on their screen. It was…

Watch Your Kids: Hackers Now Planting Viruses into Kids’ Games

Watch Your Kids: Hackers Now Planting Viruses into Kids’ Games
Most adults these days have wisened up and refrain from clicking on banner ads that claim “You just one a prize!” or “You just won the 10,000,000th user award!” That means virus writers have to think…

World of Warcraft Attacked by Key-Logging Trojan

World of Warcraft Attacked by Key-Logging Trojan
There’s a new threat in Azeroth, one so fearsome that not even the combined might of the Alliance and the Horde can stop it: Hackers. Apparently a trojan has been spreading that intercepts the authentication code…

Trend Micro Offers Web Security for Psp and PS3 Browsers, No One Cares.

Trend Micro Offers Web Security for Psp and PS3 Browsers, No One Cares.
Anyone who owns an internet-capable device knows that browsing without a keyboard or a good keyboard interface is a pain in the ass. As a PSP and PS3 owner, I can say that that is the…

Everything is Malware: was Google Hacked?

Everything is Malware: was Google Hacked?
It’s 10:54 pm, Saturday, January 31 here in the Philippines as I’m writing this. I noted the time because, right now, Google is going insane. How? I wanted to check out Google’s M-Lab after reading about…
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