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Facebook user accounts hacked by Ramnit worm

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Facebook users, especially those in the United Kingdom and France, have been hit by the Ramnit worm recently. It’s estimated that more than 800,000 machines were infected with Ramnit since September 2011, though not all had been hit by the Facebook attack. A worm is a self-replicating program that multiplies without needing to attach itself […]

Dark times for Android: Examining Certifi-gate and the newest Stagefright updates

When it comes to security, it seems that Android has seen better days. A slew of vulnerabilities and threats have been cropping up recently, putting multitudes of Android users at risk. Certifi-gate and Stagefright are two threats that, when left unprotected against, could spark major data breaches. Certifi-gate leaches permissions from other apps to gain […]

Beware, soccer fans: Not all apps are team players, some shoot for more!

The world cup in Brazil is just two weeks away, are you in the soccer spirit? The AVAST mobile malware team and I have tournament fever and have been downloading games and other soccer related apps from the Google Play store. We unfortunately noticed that some of the fun apps we downloaded weren’t as entertaining […]

WordPress vulnerability puts mobile visitors at risk

Today one of our colleagues came into our office and said, “Hey guys, I’ve been infected.” I thought to myself, yeah, how bad can this be? After a bit of digging we found the results were worth it; it turned out to be a really “interesting ” case of mobile redirected threats localized for each […]

Congrats! Your Mobile Number was selected as a winner of £2,000,000.00!

Yes! What a lucky day! I’ve just got a message that I won 2,000,000.00 British Pounds (2.4M EUR/3.1M USD), an Apple laptop, a T-shirt, and a cap emblazoned with a logo of The Free Lotto Company.  Pretty awesome you might think, but appearances are deceptive. Unfortunately, this is just one of the ways bad guys […]