Windigo, as the attack campaign has been dubbed, has been active since 2011 and has compromised systems belonging to the Linux Foundation's kernel.org and the developers of the cPanel Web hosting control panel, according to a detailed report published Tuesday by researchers from antivirus provider Eset.
Researchers have uncovered Android 2.3 malware known as & GingerMaster,& which takes advantage of a jailbreak exploit to gain root access and execute instructions from a remote server. Meanwhile, McAfee Labs says malware developers are focusing on Android more than any other platform -- but adds that the number of actual threats found on smartphones in the wild remains small....
Quick question: Is there an effective way in place to report users rather than just simply reporting their posts? It seems that often these spam posters will come in and flood several subforums with spam, and rather than reporting each individual post (which I sort of remember mods saying somewhere was less than ideal for them), it might be better to be able to report a spam poster.
Australia’s financial, transactional and global IT security colossus, TrustDefender, warns that while 2010 was “the year of cybercrime”, 2011 will see the trend get worse – and more specific – as the “year of malware attacks”. Take cover!
Curtin University’s Anti-Spam Research Lab has calculated Spam 2.0 - found on blogs, wikis and social networks - could be costing large organisations $43,000 a year just to provide the additional storage capacity mopped up by Spam content. The Lab is now finalising patents which it hopes will allow the release of a new breed of anti-Spam tool later this year.
Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: SecurityAttacks on or using networked printers or multifunction devices are nothing new, but the growth in malware is affecting embedded systems including those used in such devices, according to Tom Moore, McAfee's vice president of embedded security.