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  • Apple was warned about WireLurker months ago, Georgia Tech researcher says

    The WireLurker malware that may have infected hundreds of thousands of Mac OS and iOS devices is exactly similar to a proof-of-concept attack Apple was warned about at the beginning of this year, according to the researcher who first publicly described such attacks.

    Written by Tim Greene07 Nov. 14 10:03
  • "Jekyll" test attack sneaks through Apple App Store, wreaks havoc on iOS

    Acting like a software version of a Transformer robot, a malware test app sneaked through Apple's review process disguised as a harmless app, and then re-assembled itself into an aggressive attacker even while running inside the iOS "sandbox" designed to isolate apps and data from each other.

    Written by John Cox19 Aug. 13 01:13
  • USENIX: Researchers propose security that adapts to combat malware that morphs

    Attackers launch malware that automatically alters itself to avoid detection, and they constantly create new domains where their command-and-control servers can hide, but researchers have come up with security software that detects the presence of attack code even if it has morphed and tracks down domains that infected client machines report to.

    Written by Tim Greene14 Aug. 13 16:04
  • Contest shines light on broadband providers' tactics

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has given awards to three computer science teams for application development or research that helps broadband customers measure the speed and performance of their service.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Aug. 11 04:17
  • Engineers: PROTECT IP Act would break DNS

    Provisions in U.S. legislation designed to protect copyright online could break the Internet's Domain Name System by driving users to untrusted DNS services outside the U.S., a group of Internet engineers said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross15 July 11 04:29
  • IPhone users get access to Argon augmented reality browser

    An iPhone version of the augmented reality <a href="">Argon browser</a>, which lets users scan places and objects with the phone's video camera and see Web content overlaid on the screen, is now available.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez23 Feb. 11 03:31