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Malware finds unwitting ally in GitHub

Just because it's on GitHub doesn't mean it's legitimate.A financially motivated espionage group is abusing a GitHub repository for C&C (command and control) communications,...

Scammy science: 40 journals appointed a fake person as editor

Enlarge (credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier) Anna O.Szust is not a real person.She is, literally, a fraud: oszust means “fraud” in Polish. Nonetheless, Szust...

Windows ‘DoubleAgent’ Attack Turns AV Tools into Malware

Zero-day attack exploits a legitimate process in Windows, according to Cybellum; AV vendors downplay threat.

Malware ‘disguised as Siemens firmware drills into 10 industrial plants’

Four years of active infection, claims security biz Dragos Malware posing as legitimate firmware for Siemens control gear has apparently infected industrial equipment worldwide...

Malware ‘disguised as Siemens software drills into 10 industrial plants’

Four years of active infection, claims security biz Dragos Malware posing as legitimate software for Siemens control gear has apparently infected industrial equipment worldwide...

This Wii emulator lets you buy actual games from Nintendo’s Shop...

A short video explains the new functionality that lets the Dolphin emulator access the official Wii Shop Channel. Perfect accuracy is an extremely ambitious...

Stem cell clinic masquerading as legit research blinds three in Florida

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Tim Flach) Ars has reported before about the predatory ways of direct-to-consumer clinics touting unproven and sometimes dangerous stem...

Finally, VR has a legitimate RTS contender in Brass Tactics

SAN FRANCISCO—That real-time strategy battling is a solid fit for virtual reality seems like a foregone conclusion. RTS games like Total Annihilation and Starcraft already...

How Security Products are Tested – Part 1

The demand for tests appeared almost simultaneously with the development of the first antivirus programs – in the mid-to-late 1990s.Demand created supply: test labs...

Financial cyberthreats in 2016

In 2016 we continued our in-depth research into the financial cyberthreat landscape. We’ve noticed over the last few years that large financial cybercriminal groups...

TeamSpy hackers get the crew back together after four-year hiatus

Remote-control app hijacked for use as snooping tool – again Cybercrooks have once again begun slinging malware that subverts elements of the legitimate TeamViewer...

Better health care through the cloud? Don’t count on it

According to market researcher Technavio, the global health care cloud computing market will grow more than 21 percent from 2017 to 2021.That may sound impressive,...