Month: April 2016

Android Overlay Malware Targeting Banking Apps
Device Security

Android Overlay Malware Targeting Banking Apps

There is a growing crop of mobile malware that is designed to overlay a user’s phone screen and harvest banking and other credentials, and the attackers behind these tools have thoughtfully created a range of options, from low-end to premium priced. Researchers at IBM’s X-Force team have been tracking a […]

On the Wire Podcast: Patrick Wardle
Device Security, Podcast

On the Wire Podcast: Patrick Wardle

Patrick Wardle is well-known in the security community for his research on Mac OS X security features and malware. He’s demonstrated practical methods for bypassing Gatekeeper and the other security mechanisms in OS X, and he recently released a free tool called RansomWhere? that’s designed to generically detect OS X […]

Dutch Police Shut Down Encrypted Mobile Phone Network
Device Security, Privacy

Dutch Police Shut Down Encrypted Mobile Phone Network

Dutch police have seized servers and other equipment operated by Ennetcom, a communications provider in the Netherlands that operates an encrypted mobile phone service. The Dutch National Police Corps allege that the company was providing encrypted communications for criminal groups. The police said they have copied the contents of several servers belonging to […]

New Tool Detects Ransomware on OS X
Device Security, Privacy

New Tool Detects Ransomware on OS X

Ransomware has become a serious threat for both businesses and consumers, and security researchers have had a difficult time addressing it, both in detection and cleanup. But now one researcher has developed a tool that he believes can work as a generic detection mechanism for ransomware on OS X systems. Known […]