Interesting: Security researcher Charlie Miller, widely known for his work on Mac OS X and Apple’s iOS, has discovered an interesting method that enables him to completely disable the batteries on Apple laptops, making them permanently unusable, and perform a number of other unintended actions. The method, which involves accessing and sending instructions to the… Read more »
ShareMeNot is a Firefox add-on for preventing tracking from third-party buttons (like the Facebook “Like” button or the Google “+1” button) until the user actually chooses to interact with them. That is, ShareMeNot doesn’t disable/remove these buttons completely. Rather, it allows them to render on the page, but prevents the cookies from being sent until… Read more »
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On Android threats Spyware: Android/SndApps.A and Trojan:Android/SmsSpy.D.
Android malware seems to be all the rage at the moment. Here’s a few comments on a couple interesting side issues we’ve been discussing as we’ve seen them crop up during analyses. First up: there was a recent report on suspicious applications found the official Android Market. The apps in question have since been taken… Read more »
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Android malware spies on your SMS messages – but is it part of the Zeus family?
The Symbian, Windows Mobile and Blackberry modules of the notorious Zeus malware toolkit (also known as ZBot) have been known about for some months, and it has been clear that Zeus gang was interested in developing malware for mobile platforms. However, until now we have not seen any evidence of Zeus targeting users who own… Read more »