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by David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP, ESET Senior Research Fellow
I crept into the IT industry (and thence into security and eventually the anti-malware industry later than you might think, but still early enough to find myself using and supporting dumb terminals, dedicated word processors, and some pretty primitive PC and Apple desktops – often using terminal emulation software so as to access ‘real’ computing power: Unix or VMS, mostly). Kermit may be a frog to you, but it’s still a communications protocol to me! [Oops, I remember Kermit too. Ed] Continue reading →
Rating: Just exactly is this malware escaping into the wild?
It seems a number of players in the mobile security sector are getting hot under the collar thanks to the discovery of ‘fake’ mobile banking Android apps. At present, it seems to GoMobile News that these attacks are targeting Spanish speakers – particularly as the banks in question are Banesto, BBVA and Santander. What’s really worrying the security experts is that they are not quite sure how these Android malware apps are escaping into the wild. However, at least one security software provider, ESET, is confident that its Android security app will pick up these nasty example of malware ‘heuristically’ as a variant of the Android Trojan – SMS Stealer C. The issue has been highlighted by The Hacker News here which in turn spotted mention of the outbreak on McAfee blog post here. Continue reading →