Written By Shane Schick

Research on Ransom Malware Suggests Antivirus May Not Do the Job

A report from Bromium argues that backup technologies may be more effective in containing ransom malware threats than traditional antivirus software.

NotCompatible Mobile Malware Takes Aim at Android Devices

Researchers say a botnet-for-rent known as NotCompatible has been improved and is becoming one of the worst mobile malware threats to target Android.

Latest Shellshock Attack Uses Bashlite to Target Devices Running BusyBox

The Shellshock vulnerability has spawned a new wave of attacks using Bashlite, a malware variant aimed at devices using BusyBox open-source software.

Unpatched Belkin Router Could Turn Guest Network Visitors Into Rogue Admins

Security experts say unless users upgrade to the latest firmware, a type of Belkin router that has been on the market since 2011 may be open to attacks.

Masque Attack Switches iOS Apps With Malicious Duplicates

The so-called Masque attack lures iPhone users to update their favorite apps, then replaces those apps with identical but malicious imitators.

WireLurker iOS Trojan May Be Apple’s Worst Nightmare

A Trojan that security researchers have dubbed WireLurker infects Macs running OS X and then steals information on iOS devices after connecting via USB.

Security Leaders Claim Most Sites Using Drupal Have Been Hacked

A flaw in the Drupal content management system may affect many websites, but security leaders have released some steps to help mitigate the risk.

How the CurrentC Hack Could Change the Way Consumers Think About Apple Pay’s Competitors

Apple Pay has just hit the market as a rival mobile payment service, CurrentC, has lost email data during its pilot phase. How can consumers stay safe?

SMS Sneak Attack: Koler Android Ransomware Takes Over Smartphones, Demands Payment

The Koler Android ransomware variant is using bit.ly links and a phony message from the FBI to take over smartphones and demand money.

Cybercriminals Apply Malvertising Approach to Access Home Router DNS Settings

Security researchers have found malware in online ads may be a way for attackers to change the DNS settings of home routers and take over home computers.