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CryptoWall is another entry in the popular category of malware known as ransomware. This type of malware holds your data hostage by encrypting your files and then charging a ransom to decrypt the files. The malware displays a message informing the victim that their files have been encrypted and that they have a limited time to pay the ransom before the cost of recovery goes up. To maximize their anonymity, the malware authors use the TOR network and require the ransom to be paid in Bitcoins, a trend that we are seeing more and more often. Figure... [Read More]
by RSS Brian Cheng  |  Aug 05, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Research
Some time ago, I bumped into a few Android applications which use Airpush. Airpush is an advertisement SDK developers can add to their application to generate some revenue: for every thousand ads displayed via their application, the developers gets a few dollars in return. In the case of Airpush, the ads are pushed in the mobile phone's system tray, i.e they do not appear in the application itself, but generally at system level. The ads stand higher chances of being read/clicked on, but many end-users complained this system was really too intrusive. See... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  May 17, 2011  |  Filed in: Security Research