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When developers are unaware of security they open the door to threats against their customers and users. We are not just talking about exploitable vulnerabilities in their code, but about something much more obvious than that. Here is the curious case of an Android application on Google Play that contains some traces of malware, but […]

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Last week, we noticed thousands of malware files in the wild that employ a simple phishing attack by modifying the hosts file on Windows systems. What’s interesting, however, is the technique chosen by the malware authors to distribute their payload. The samples in question (Example MD5: 34d9b42bfd64c6f752fe27eef8d80c5f) are packaged in a ZIP file along with […]

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This fake HP email has a ZIP attachment, containing an HTML file that leads to malware. The ZIP format is presumably being used to get past virus scanners. Subject: Re:  Scan from a Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 20382282  Attached document was scanned and sent to you using a Hewlett-Packard NetJet 280904SL. SENT BY : ETSUKO PAGES : […]

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