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Malware Re-invented To Generate Social Media Buzz
2013-08-18 04:42:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A virus that originally surfaced over five years ago to swipe credit card numbers and banking information has reportedly been modified in order to pursue a more lucrative target – social media likes and followers. Certainly, it sounds ludicrous, but according to Reuters, a fake fan on a website like Instagram can actually be worth five-times more than a stolen credit card number. To that end, the Zeus malware has been modified...

SIM Card Vulnerabilities Revealed By German Research Firm
2013-07-22 04:13:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The United Nation's cybersecurity arm is planning to send out a multinational alert after a German research firm has discovered an encryption flaw that could compromise some types of mobile phones. The flaw, discovered by experts at Security Research Labs (SRL) in Berlin, makes it possible for hackers to remotely gain control of and potentially clone millions of SIM cards, according to Jim Finkle of Reuters. The vulnerabilities...

Blue Screen Of Death: Symantec Update Causes Some Windows PCs To Crash
2012-07-14 05:26:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Some Windows-based computers were rendered inoperable by a recent anti-virus software update, security software developers Symantec confirmed on Friday. According to Reuters reporter Jim Finkle, a bug in an update to the company's Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 anti-virus software for businesses caused some PCs running Windows XP operating system software to crash repeatedly, resulting in the "stop message" or "blue screen of...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'