Android Malware – iBanking steals passwords

This is a typical example how malware authors make money. They sell their programs and have other people make the attacks on you. RSA blogs has the story  – RSA is a security division of EMC company which has security encryption RSA was one of the first practicable public-key cryptosystems and is widely used for … Read more

Google Nexus phones susceptible to Denial Of Service

GoodGearGuide out of Australia has a report:   Denial of service “attack” can cause a reboot of your phone. It affects all Android 4.x firmware versions on Google Galaxy Nexus, 4 and 5. When a phone receives a large number of SMS(Short Message Service- otherwise know known as text) messages  it could reboot    

Gang of hackers infiltrated Navy, other government and AT&T Uverse

A gang of 3 hackers were caught and have now been charged with conspiring to hack government computers. A Wired story discusses the different hacks that occured: 1.  gang is accused of using SQL-injection hacks and other methods to gain access to various systems including ones belonging to the U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency the … Read more

Useful weblinks

ARIN – American registry for Internet Numbers Whois database SANS – (SysAdmin, Audit, Networking, Security) A private company teaching the ins and outs of security DIG – an excellent utility to check DNS (Domain name service on the net at Virustotal – An excellent online malware analysis tool (wondering if a file has malware? … Read more