Android.HeHe Malware Steal Text and Block Call

FireEye Labs has recently discovered six variants of a new Android threat that steals text messages and intercepts phone calls. We named this sample set “Android.HeHe” after the name of the activity that is used consistently across all samples. The app disguises itself as “android security”, attempting to provide the users what is advertised as an OS Update. It contacts the command-and-control (CnC) server to register itself then goes on to monitor incoming SMS messages. The CnC is expected to respond with a list of phone numbers that are of interest to the malware author. If one of these numbers sends an SMS or makes a call to an infected...

Possible Card Breach...

“We are concerned there may have been a data security attack on Michaels that may have affected our  customers’ payment card information and we are taking aggressive action to determine the nature and  scope of the issue,” said Chuck Rubin, CEO January 25, 2014 – Michaels Stores, Inc. (the...

Yahoo Apologizes for...

You just can’t make a funny in Silicon Valley anymore. At least, not when you’re running Yahoo’s official Twitter account. During yesterday’s nearly hour-long outage for both Gmail and Google+ — an unexpected bit of downtime that generated its own Twitter hashtags and...

2014 Cool Valentine Gift for Geek Jan26

2014 Cool Valentine Gift for Geek

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LG G Flex Now Available at AT&T Jan24

LG G Flex Now Availa...

AT&T subscribers hankering for a curved-display smartphone can now preorder LG’s G Flex. Go to AT&T page for more information The phone is listed on AT&T’s Web site with a price tag of $300 with the usual two-year agreement. Buyers seeking other options can instead pay...

WhatsApp for PC? It&...

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the widespread popularity of the mobile messaging app ‘WhatsApp’. A malware expert at the Kaspersky Lab revealed a large-scale spamming campaign, advertising a fake PC version of the WhatsApp, to spread a banking trojan. If users click on...

Revenge Porn Hunter ...

The FBI says its learned the real secret behind the success of the nasty revenge porn website isanyoneup.com: The site operator, 27-year-old Hunter Moore, was paying a hacker to steal nude photos of innocent people right from their email accounts. Moore and alleged hacker Charles Evens, 25,...

Our Top Recommendation on Best Antivirus for 2014 Jan23

Our Top Recommendati...

  Webroot SecureAnywhere (2014) “Ridiculously fast scans” keep you protected without interruptions or slowdowns Real-time anti-phishing blocks fake websites that trick you into entering personal information and threat shields warn you of potentially infected websites before...

Eavesdropping Threat in Your Google Chrome Browser

“Even while not using your computer – conversations, meetings and phone calls next to your computer may be recorded and compromised,” wrote Mr Ater in a blogpost explaining what he had found. The bug emerges when malicious sites try to subvert the way Chrome handles speech recognition, he said. Typically, people must manually grant permission to each site that wants to access a computer’s microphone to listen in. Once permission has been granted Chrome lets people know a site is listening via a blinking red dot on the tab for that site. In a video accompanying the blogpost, Mr Ater showed how a malicious attacker...

Netflix Warns ISP Not To Violate Net Neutrality Jan23

Netflix Warns ISP No...

Netflix has a message for ISPs that might be thinking about charging more to carry its video service in the wake of last week’s net neutrality ruling: Do so at your own risk. A U.S. appeals court struck down the net neutrality rules, effectively enabling broadband providers to...

123456 As Most Commo...

“Password” unseated by “123456″ on SplashData’s annual “Worst Passwords” list The 2013 list of worst passwords, influenced by postings from the Adobe breach, demonstrates the importance of not basing passwords on the application or website being...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Date on February 23? Jan21

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch Date on February 23?

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung reportedly will launch its Galaxy S5 smartphone ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) on 23 February before releasing it in April. Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin has revealed that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S5 in Barcelona at 6pm on 23 February. Source: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2324081/samsung-galaxy-s5-reportedly-will-launch-on-23-february Samsung Galaxy S5 launch – 18.00. Barcelona. 23 February. Price the same. Launch – end of April. Specs – u know them new touchwiz — Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) January 21, 2014 Twitter account @evleaks, known for a solid track record of...

David Cameron: Miley Cyrus Twerking and Nude too Sexy Jan21

David Cameron: Miley...

David Cameron has banned his kids from watching Miley Cyrus on TV. The British Prime Minister says his children — Nancy, 9, Elwen, 7, and Florence, 3 — are “too young” to see the controversial pop star twerking....

2 Google Chrome Exte...

Google has removed two Chrome extensions from its store due to the way they were serving ads to users. The extensions in question, Add to Feedly and Tweet This Page, both started life as useful additions to Google’s web browser, but were soon serving users pop-ups and other intrusive...

New Verizon’s Edge Plan Allow Smartphone Upgrade After 30 Days Jan20

New Verizon’s ...

Verizon Edge is a program that lets you pay for your phone over 24 months rather than paying for it all upfront. You only need to pay the first month’s installment at the time of purchase. You’ll then make a monthly payment until your phone is paid off completely. After 30 days, if you’ve...

Starbucks Update Mob...

Starbucks posted a new version of its iOS mobile-payment app, one that the company says fixes the password-in-plain-text situation that I reported on Wednesday (Jan. 15). I have been unable to verify as yet whether the new version does indeed halt the key problems with the earlier version,...

Altair Semiconductor Announced Latest HP 4G LTE Chromebook Jan19

Altair Semiconductor...

Altair Semiconductor (www.altair-semi.com), the world’s leading developer of high-performance, single-mode LTE chipsets, announced that its FourGee-3100/6202 chipset was selected to connect the new HP Chromebook 11.6” LTE to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. The new device is available in...

Some Chrome Extension Has Evolved Into Malware

One of the coolest things about Chrome is the silent, automatic updates that always ensure that users are always running the latest version. While Chrome itself is updated automatically by Google, that update process also includes Chrome’s extensions, which are updated by the extension owners. This means that it’s up to the user to decide if the owner of an extension is trustworthy or not, since you are basically giving them permission to push new code out to your browser whenever they feel like it. To make matters worse, ownership of a Chrome extension can be transferred to another party, and users are never informed when an...

California Resident Cecilia Abadie Acquitted Over Google Glass Driving Ticket Jan18

California Resident ...

A California woman who got pulled over last October while wearing an early version of Google Glass has been given a reprieve by a San Diego court commissioner. In a decision today, the citation against Cecilia Abadie was dismissed based on the fact that it could not be proven the device was...

Verizon: America Most Expensive Wireless Carrier Jan18

Verizon: America Mos...

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has also made it clear on numerous occasions that Verizon has no intention of competing on price. Cowen’s Q4 study surveyed 1,876 wireless subscribers in the U.S. and found that Verizon bills averaged $148 per month including taxes and fees. Sprint has the second...

T-Mobile ETF Deal That I Couldn’t Resist Jan16

T-Mobile ETF Deal That I Couldn’t Resist

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 (also known as CES 2014), T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, officially announced the company’s plan for Uncarrier 4.0. New customers that are coming from AT&T, Verizon wireless and Sprint and opt to buy a new smartphone from T-Mobile and a Simple Choice Plan are given up to $300 in credit to trade in their smartphone. As part of T-Mobile’s “UnCarrier” business plan, for every new customer that cancels their contract with one of the other three major carriers (AT&T, Verizon and Sprint) and switches to T-Mobile, the company is offering to pay for the cost of the early termination fee charged by the...

FTC: Kids Shopping Spree, Apple to Refund $32.5M Jan16

FTC: Kids Shopping Spree, Apple to Refund $32.5M

Apple agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday after a formal complaint said the company was billing customers for millions of dollars worth of App Store purchases made by children without their parents’ consent. The initial complaint alleged Apple was in violation of the FTC Act by not informing parents that once they initially entered their Apple ID username and password combination to purchase an app or an in-app item, their iOS device would approve any further purchases for the next 15 minutes without asking for further authorization. The FTC said in its complaint that Apple did not inform iOS App Store users...

New Arms Race: Ultra...

China’s military last week conducted the first flight test of a new ultra-high speed missile vehicle aimed at delivering warheads through U.S. missile defenses, Pentagon officials said. The test of the new hypersonic glide vehicle was carried out Jan. 9 and the experimental weapon is being...

PrisonLocker Virus: More Dangerous Than Notorious ...

Users are being warned that new ransomware called Prison Locker, which is highly dangerous but only costs criminals £61 (US$ 100) to acquire, is likely to flood the market. Prison Locker, which is also called Power Locker, is based on the notorious CryptoLocker ransomware which was launched in September 2013 and is believed to have infected thousands of computers. US-based security firm Malware Must Die first identified Prison Locker in a blog post on Friday 3 January. It says that the malware encrypts all files except system files and .exe files on hard drives and shared drives with “practically uncrackable” RSA-2048 encryption. The...

Soverain Bank vs. Ne...

The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would not take on an Internet technology patent case that pitted a company accused of aggressively enforcing weak patents against another with an equally tough reputation for fighting patent infringement claims. The closely watched case involved the...