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Multi-stage malware sneaks into Google Play

In all the cases we investigated, the final payload was a mobile banking trojan. Once installed, it behaves like a typical malicious app of this kind: it may present the user with fake login forms to steal credentials or credit card details. The post Multi-stage malware sneaks into Google Play appeared first on WeLiveSecurity Read […]

Americans’ unease about cybercrime towers over conventional crimes

The high level of fear of cybercrime dovetails with the self-reported rates of victimization, as 25% of the respondents reported that their personal information or that of their household member has been stolen by hackers over the past 12 months. The post Americans’ unease about cybercrime towers over conventional crimes appeared first on WeLiveSecurity Read […]

Transparency of ML algorithms is a double-edged sword

Unless companies processing citizens’ personal data fully understand the reasoning behind the decisions made based on their machine-learning models, they will find themselves between a rock and a hard place. The post Transparency of ML algorithms is a double-edged sword appeared first on WeLiveSecurity Read more

Fighting persistent malware with a UEFI scanner

The biggest news in malware so far this year has been WannaCryptor a.k.a. WannaCry, and one reason that particular ransomware spread so fast was because it used a “top secret” exploit developed by the NSA, an agency known to have dabbled in UEFI compromise. The post Fighting persistent malware with a UEFI scanner appeared first […]