Java-based malware hits Windows, Mac and Linux

Kaspersky Lab researchers have recently analysed a piece of malware that works well on all three of the most popular computer operating systems – the only thing that it …

Hasbro’s website compromised, serves malware

The official website of well-known toy maker Hasbro has been compromised and found serving malware to unsuspecting visitors on a number of occasions during the last few weeks. …

Firefox 26 blocks Java plugins by default

Mozilla released Firefox 26 which includes five critical, three high, three moderate, and three low security updates. All Java plug-ins are defaulted to ‘click to …

A short overview of Android banking malware

As more and more people use their mobile phones to do their online banking, money transfers, and so on, cyber crooks wielding banking malware are increasingly turning to …

Java finally gets a whitelisting feature

The latest Java Development Kit update (JDK 7u40) includes a number of bug fixes, new security features and changes, and among them is one that has been long overdue: a …

Shielding targeted applications

When we discuss exploit prevention, we often talk about “targeted applications.’ This term refers to end-user applications which can be exploited by hackers for …