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Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is...

Cheerleading company can get copyrights, pursue competitors, Supreme Court says

Enlarge The Supreme Court issued a 5-2 opinion (PDF) today allowing cheerleading uniforms to be copyrighted.The case, Star Athletica v.Varsity Brands, is expected to have...

I had my cats’ poop sequenced—for science

Enlarge / The three stooges at rest.They have no idea they're doing their part to further scientific knowledge. (credit: Elle Cayabyab Gitlin) Ever...

Biden leads government call at SXSW for more (select) data transparency

Enlarge / Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the SXSW Conference at the Austin Convention Center on March 12, 2017 in Austin, Texas....

Squid, eyes, and blood, oh my! 2017’s best biology images

The Wellcome Trust is a major funder of biomedical research in the UK.But part of its remit is improving the public's understanding of health...

Fileless attacks against enterprise networks

During incident response, a team of security specialists needs to follow the artefacts that attackers have left in the network.Artefacts are stored in logs,...

The banker that encrypted files

Many mobile bankers can block a device in order to extort money from its user.But we have discovered a modification of the mobile banking...

Ransomware scum face unified white hat army

BitDefender, Trend Micro, Check Point, Emisoft, others, join No More Ransom project More security players have joined the No More Ransom initiative, which should make...

Zcash, or the return of malicious miners

On 28 October, the cryptocurrency world saw the emergence of a new player, the Zcash (ZEC) cryptocurrency.Its developers have described it rather figuratively: “If...

Sigh… ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of… sigh, web CCTV cams still at...

It's been two years and no patches, say researchers Vid Amid ongoing malware infections of IoT gadgets and armies of commandeered gizmos attacking server, glaring...

Security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire explains “data contraception”

reader comments 12 Share this story For the eighth episode of Ars Technica Live, we're joined by security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire. Ars...

178 Arrested In Money Mule Crackdown

17 countries involved in second European effort to disrupt cybercriminals' money laundering mechanism. Europol announced, today, the arrest of 178 individuals in connection with money...