According to Catalin Cimpanu of Bleeping Computer: Since mid-September, a new IoT botnet has grown to massive proportions. Codenamed IoT_reaper (Reaper for this article), researchers estimate its current size at nearly two million infected devices. According to researchers, the botnet is mainly made up of IP-based security cameras, network video recorders (NVRs), and digital video recorders … Continue reading Is a virus infecting millions of internet-connected cameras coming to a construction job site near you?
A new malware threat has been announced for users of Mac OS X, according to antivirus company, Intego. Two important points about this story need to be noted:
The “threat” is being announced by a firm that supplies antivirus software. Antivirus softwa… Continue reading Mac OS X Malware Threat: MACDefender
Nurse, the screens, please. Android’s got itself a nasty little virus–its first. It goes by the name of Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer-A, says Kaspersky Lab, the firm that detected it, and it takes the form of a media player. A media player is most d… Continue reading Android Gets Its First Ever Virus–You’re a Mandroid, My Son (Updated)
It has been well documented that the Droid stores Exchange passwords in an unencrypted text file (what forensics examiners call ?in the clear?), however researchers at Black Hat 2010, a technical security conference, have shown the security problem… Continue reading Droid Smartphone – Not So Safe For Lawyers