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Malaysians have better memory recalling phone numbers of family & friends

As part of Kaspersky Lab’s commitment to help people protect sensitive and important data in an online-enabled world, it has conducted a survey of 1,001 Malaysians aimed at better understanding how digital devices and the Internet affect the way consumers recall and use information; as well as their precautionary measures to protect it. Similar surveys were also conducted in other ...

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Check Point – Zero-Day attacks on Mobile Devices & Networks, biggest threats to Enterprises

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a global online security vendor, today issued its 2015 Security Report, the company’s third annual report revealing the major security threats that impacted organizations across the world. The Check Point 2015 Security Report provides insight into the major security events that occurred in organizations across the world and offers recommendations on how to protect against ...

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Stagefright flaw pose serious threat to Android users

Fortinet is warning Malaysian users that a critical vulnerability found in the Android operating system could allow hackers to gain access to their mobile devices with a single multimedia message. Described as “one of the worst ever Android vulnerabilities discovered to date”, Stagefright allows phone hack just by receiving a malicious MMS. What’s most alarming is that the victim does ...

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McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015 reveal that Mobile Apps left vulnerable for months

Intel Security released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015, including assessments of the mobile threat landscape and the failure of mobile app developers to patch critical secure sockets layer (SSL) vulnerabilities, potentially impacting millions of mobile phone users. McAfee Labs researchers found that mobile app providers have been slow to address the most basic SSL vulnerabilities: improper digital certificate ...

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Super-Spyware Regin malware detected in Telekom Malaysia network

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published its research on Regin, pronounced “region” – the first cyber-attack platform known to target Telcos with GSM standard mobile networks for surveillance. The attackers behind this platform have compromised computer networks in at least 14 countries around the world. Kaspersky’s report on Regin shows it has the ability to infiltrate GSM ...

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Alcatel-Lucent report estimates 15 million mobile devices are infected with malware

Alcatel-Lucent released new data showing that security threats to mobile and residential devices jumped sharply during the first half of 2014, putting device owners at increased risk of being spied on, having personal information stolen, or experiencing ‘bill shock’ as result of pirated data usage. The Alcatel-Lucent’s Kindsight Security Labs report found that mobile malware infections increased 17 percent during ...

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Almost 80% of the Top 50 Free Apps in Google Play have Fake versions

As the number of mobile users continues to grow, the number of fake apps also grows at an alarming rate. According to a Trend Micro’s survey of the Top 50 free apps in Google Play, almost 80% have corresponding fake versions on third party sources. Even more alarming, 100% of those in the Widgets, Media & Video, and Finance categories ...

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Fortinet urges mobile users to watch out for Ransomware

Fortinet, a high-performance network security company is advising Malaysian mobile device users to be on the alert for mobile ransomware, which has seen a steady increase worldwide in recent months. Ransomware is a type of malware that restricts usage of the device it infects, demanding payment from the end-user in order to regain control over the device. Until recently, ransomware ...

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McAfee warns mobile users to think twice before downloading apps

With the rise in both mobile malware and apps designed to collect personally identifiable information, McAfee, part of Intel Security, warns mobile users to think twice before downloading apps. Recent McAfee research shows that an alarming amount of mobile users are allowing apps to mine their personal data in exchange for use of the app. Over half (51 per cent) ...

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iPhones, iPads, & Macs Locked, held for Ransom in Australia & New Zealand

Symantec has recently detected reports on Apple’s support community and social networks that users in Australia and New Zealand have had their Apple IDs compromised. Apple devices are being remotely locked and held for ransom by someone claiming to be Oleg Pliss, a software engineer at Oracle, who has been randomly chosen to take the fault for the attacks. Based ...

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Free McAfee Mobile Security for Android offers privacy, security & theft protection

McAfee, part of Intel Security, announced the latest version of McAfee Mobile Security for free, that now offers privacy & theft protection, security scans. These scans allow users to identify apps that are oversharing personal information. It also scans for and removes malware and looks for other security threats. McAfee said it makes it simple for users to perform these ...

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Symantec 2014 Internet Security Threat Report: More Android malware, iOS has the highest number of vulnerabilities

Attackers are researching what they can do on Android, and their attacks are becoming more sophisticated according to Symantec in its latest 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 19. Symantec is saying that Android is the most targeted mobile operating system platform with 97% of the total threat while they were 0% threat against iOS. Symantec tracks the number of ...

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Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone, available for Free

Online security company, Kaspersky Lab has released its Kaspersky Safe Browser for Windows Phone mobile operating system to safeguard web surfing on smartphones. The application is now available as a free download from Windows Phone Store. The new solution boasts protection against phishing, a widespread threat that affects PCs and mobile devices alike. Phishing scams see cybercriminals create fake sites ...

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Kaspersky: Analysis of the Mobile Threat Landscape in 2013

The experts at online security firm, Kaspersky Lab have published the results of their analysis of the mobile threat landscape in 2013. 2013 in figures:

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Malicious Ads on Facebook targeted at Android users

Panda Security, an online security company, has uncovered a new attack on Android users. This is a highly elaborate ploy that originates on Facebook, where cyber-criminals advertise a series of apps. When users access Facebook from their Android mobile device, they will see different messages under the title ‘Suggested Post’ advertising WhatsApp tips like: “Want to know how to see ...

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