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The Magala Trojan Clicker: A Hidden Advertising Threat

Magala falls into the category of Trojan Clickers that imitate a user click on a particular webpage, thus boosting advertisement click counts.
Itrsquo;s worth pointing out that Magala doesnrsquo;t actually affect the user, other than consuming some of the infected computerrsquo;s resources.

The main victims are those paying for the advertising.

Bloke takes over every .io domain by snapping up crucial name...

Want to control over 270,000 websites? That'll be $96 and a handover cockup, please A blunder during a handover of the .io registry allowed a security researcher to potentially take control of more than 270,000 .io domains.…

In ExPetr/Petya’s shadow, FakeCry ransomware wave hits Ukraine

While the world was still shaking under the destructive ExPetr/Petya attack that hit on June 27, another ransomware attack targeting Ukraine at the same time went almost unnoticed.

Zylpha Launches Land Registry Business Gateway Integration

Leading legal systems innovator Zylpha (www.zylpha.com) has announced a new Visualfiles integration with the Land Registry Business Gateway.

Enabling users of the LexisNexis Visualfiles case management system to streamline the conveyancing process, the...

Neutrino modification for POS-terminals

From time to time authors of effective and long-lived Trojans and viruses create new modifications and forks of them, like any other software authors. One of the brightest examples amongst them is Zeus, which continues to spawn new modifications of itself each year.

Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents

A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties.

Use of DNS Tunneling for C&C Communications

Often, virus writers don't even bother to run encryption or mask their communications. However, you do get the occasional off-the-wall approaches that don't fall into either of the categories.

Take, for instance, the case of a Trojan that Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered in mid-March and which establishes a DNS tunnel for communication with the C&C server.

Serverless computing picks up new Docker option

Serverless computing and Docker are fast turning into seatmates. Where you find one, you'll find the other.Case in point: Hyper.sh, a container hosting service that uses custom hypervisor technology to run containers on bare metal, has introduced Func, a Docker-centric spin on serverless computing.[ Get started: A developer’s guide to serverless computing. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]Func allows a user to deploy a function, triggered by a call, via a Docker image.

The image needs to be more or less self-contained ("code, dependencies, and data," according to the documentation) and parked in a public container registry. HTTP requests are sent to a running copy of the container image, and they can be retrieved by a function call ID. Headers in the request are available as environment variables. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Old Malware Tricks To Bypass Detection in the Age of Big...

Kaspersky Lab has been tracking a targeted attack actor’s activities in Japan and South Korea recently.

This attacker has been using the XXMM malware toolkit, which was named after an original project path revealed through a pdb string inside the… Read Full Article

VU#921560: Microsoft OLE URL Moniker improperly handles remotely-linked HTA data

Microsoft OLE uses the URL Moniker to open application data based on the server-provided MIME type,which can allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Open source JavaScript, Node.js devs get NPM Orgs for free

NPM Inc.'s NPM Orgs tool, which has been available as a paid service for JavaScript and Node.js development teams collaborating on private code, is now available for free use by teams working on open source code.The SaaS-based tool, which features capabilities like role-based access control, semantic versioning, and package discovery, now can be used on public code on the NPM registry, NPM Inc. said on Wednesday.

Developers can transition between solo projects, public group projects, and commercial projects, and users with private registries can use Orgs to combine code from public and private packages into a single project. [ Use JavaScript in your dev shop? InfoWorld looks at 17 JavaScript editors and IDEs and 22 JavaScript frameworks ready for adoption. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]"The only difference in functionality [between private and open source use] is that you can mark packages as private if you're a paid organization," NPM Inc.

CEO Isaac Schlueter, said.

For developers collaborating with a team of people on private packages, Orgs costs $7 per user.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Stem cell clinic masquerading as legit research blinds three in Florida

Patients signed up after seeing clinical trial on govt. site, but didn’t enter a trial.