Malware

What is Point of Sale (POS) Malware?

A Point-Of-Sale (POS) terminal is a computerised version of a cash register. It has the ability to record and track customer orders, process credit and debit cards, connect to other systems in a network, and manage inventory. Most POS terminals contain a personal computer, which stores specific programs and I/O devices relevant to the company […]

date:  Jan 18, 2017 comments:  0
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The Importance of Having a Strong Password

The amount of time the average person spends online is constantly increasing. There is a plethora of tasks – banking, shopping, TV viewing, chatting with friends, studying – that people carry out online on a daily basis, and there is always something new, just around the corner, which will drag us back to our PCs […]

date:  Jul 27, 2016 comments:  0
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Energy Bill Scam Locks Computer Files

Most people in Australia would have heard about the recent email scam doing the rounds, purporting to be from a well-known energy company. The email prompted the recipient to click on a link to download a copy of their bill. Instead of downloading an invoice however, the victims actually downloaded a virus (in the form […]

date:  Jun 29, 2016 comments:  0
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Trending: Mobile Malware Attacks

Millions of customers of Australia’s big four banks and other banks and financial institutions globally were recently the target of a mobile malware attack (20 banking apps in total). The sophisticated attack on Android devices is able to steal banking credentials and outsmart two-factor authentication security. It is anticipated that these types of mobile malware […]

date:  Apr 06, 2016 comments:  0
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Google Safe Browsing

Google Safe Browsing is a service offered by Google that provides lists of URLs for websites that contain malware or phishing content. This is known as a Blacklist. The Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox web browsers all use the Google Safe Browsing blacklist to check pages for potential threats. According to a Google […]

date:  Mar 09, 2016 comments:  0
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Preventing malvertising attacks

It is the responsibility of users, site developers and the ad networks themselves to mitigate the problem of malvertising. According to Hélène Barrot, a representative from Google, DoubleClick, the company’s ad platform (which has inadvertently been a part of malvertising campaigns), has taken a number of different approaches. It collaborates with industry partners, publishes research […]

date:  Mar 02, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Preventing malvertising attacks
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Types of Malvertising – Part 3

Pop-up ads and malicious banners are two more types of Malvertising attacks that cyber-criminals are using to spread viruses and malware.  Pop-up ads Pop-up ads or pop-ups, in their legitimate form, are often used for online advertising. Generally, JavaScript is used to open a new web browser window, which is then used to display the […]

date:  Feb 24, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Types of Malvertising – Part 3
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Types of Malvertising – Part 2

You think you are just visiting the CNN website to read the latest news, but unbeknownst to you, a hacker has loaded a malicious frame or ad using Flash/JavaScript, “Buy discount shoes here!” and Voila! Your computer could be infected simply because that ad for shoes has secret; malicious software which installs in the background […]

date:  Feb 03, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Types of Malvertising – Part 2
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Types of Malvertising – Part 1

This article follows on from our previous blog article, ‘What is Malvertising?’, where we discussed the different types of malvertising that are used by cyber-criminals. Paid Ads using Google AdWords Back in May 2015, Trend Micro threat analysts found that cyber criminals were using paid ads to attack customers of a popular Cloud Service Provider. […]

date:  Jan 26, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Types of Malvertising – Part 1
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What is Malvertising

“Malvertising”, short for “malicious advertising”, is the use of online advertising to spread malware. It uses the method of inserting malicious or malware-laden advertisements into legitimate online advertising networks and webpages. Malvertising provides an attractive tool for attackers because they can easily reach a large number of legitimate websites without directly compromising those websites. Malvertising […]

date:  Jan 20, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on What is Malvertising
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