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RSA Conference Europe 2012 – recap

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As many of you know, Webroot recently attended Europe’s most prestigious security conference, RSA Europe 2012, where I held a presentation on the topic of “Cyber Jihad vs Cyberterrorism – Separating Hype from Reality“. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are some photos from this year’s RSA Europe conference:

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Wirenet: The Password-Stealing Trojan Lands on Linux and OS X

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No matter what people think about it, the increasing exposure of Linux and OS X to malicious code is strictly related to the worldwide exposure of those operating systems on desktops and laptops. In the last couple of years, more and more home users decided to switch to Linux (e.g. Ubuntu Linux, just to name one of the best known Linux distributions) or OS X. Most of these users, when questioned about why they switched from Windows to another operating system, usually answer by blaming Windows’ critical exposure to malware. However, this increasing trend has been followed by many virus […]

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French Android Users Hit again by SMS Trojan

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Earlier this year, the SMS Trojan Foncy was discovered targeting French-speaking Android Users. Now, we’ve come across a new Trojan targeting them using a similar SMS scam.  The app pretends to be an app called BlackMart Alpha, which is already a little shady since it’s used to download apps that may otherwise cost money. This app is not found on Google Play and is not malicious in itself, but the fact that you can’t get it in the Google Play store makes it a prefect target for malware developers to make fake versions of it. Webroot detects this Trojan as […]

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Beware of Malicious Olympic 2012 Android Apps

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By Joe McManus There are too many events happening at one time during the Olympics, which might tempt you to install an app for that. But be careful of what you install. Not all apps are what they appear to be. As an example let’s look at the app called “London Olympics Widget”. More details:

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FakeAV for Android! There you are!

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By Nathan Collier Every super hero has an arch nemesis. For a lot of Threat Researchers, including myself, Rogue Security Products, or better known as FakeAV, is theirs. Back in the day when I was primarily a PC malware fighter, FakeAV was a prevalent threat that was always coming up with new ways to infect users nearly every other day. I knew it was only a matter of time that the same malware authors would turn mobile. I am afraid those days are upon us. How could I ever forget such an identifiable logo: “Android Security Suite Premium”… yeah, right!  […]

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London’s InfoSec 2012 Event – recap

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As many of you know, Webroot attended London’s annual security event — Europe’s largest 3 day security show — last week. The show was a blast! Countless number of new partnerships being formed, dozens of press briefings on a daily basis, daily presentations on “Current and Emerging Trend Within the Cybercrime Ecosystem”, and best of all – many new users of the industry’s leading endpoint protection – Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2012. Taking into consideration the fact that a picture is worth a thousand words, consider going through the photos from London’s InfoSec 2012 event that we’ve prepared for you, to get […]

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An Evolution of Android Malware “When stealing data isn’t enough meet…GoManag …“ (Part 2)

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In our continued series of how Android malware authors continue adding functionality to their work we take a look at GoManag. First seen last year, targeting Chinese speakers, GoManag is a Trojan that installs as a service so it can run in the background, collects device information and downloads payloads.  Its odd name comes from part of a URL it attempts to contact to. Malicious GoManag app running in the background as the name “Google Search (Enhanced)”

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