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What is the Flame virus? Details from Kaspersky Lab

A Russian computer security company detected a new spyware program called Flame. Julia Smirnova from Die Welt, a German national daily newspaper, talks to Kaspersky Lab’s Senior Virus Analyst Alexander Gostev about this new cyber virus. – How did you track down the Flame virus? Alexander Gostev: In...

“Who unleashed Stuxnet?” – Mikko Hypponen on the origin of the Stuxnet virus

The well-known malware researcher Mikko Hypponen (CRO at F-Secure) speaks on the probable origin and objectives of the notorious Stuxnet virus, outlines mobile malware issues and sheds some light on the mysteries around Conficker worm. When Stuxnet was originally found in summer of 2010, we didn’t really...

Spam in social networks: Mikko Hypponen and Sean Sullivan on new spam issues

We are pleased to present a relevant discussion of the present-day social networking spam issues from a professional perspective. The experts participating in the talk are the famous ‘malware adventurer’ and F-Secure’s CRO Mikko Hypponen, and Sean Sullivan – Security Advisor at...

How to hack Facebook account 4: Geolocation via cross-site scripting

Read: How to hack Facebook account: Facebook profile hacking by PHP session hijacking Read: How to hack Facebook account 2: using LCG for Facebook profile hacking Read: How to hack Facebook account 3: applying Cross-Protocol Scripting to attack victim’s network In the final part of Samy’s talk...

How to hack Facebook account 3: applying Cross-Protocol Scripting to attack victim’s network

Read: How to hack Facebook account: Facebook profile hacking by PHP session hijacking Read: How to hack Facebook account 2: using LCG for Facebook profile hacking Having hacked the targeted Facebook account, which is outlined in the previous part of the speech, Samy Kamkar manages to get into the prey’s PC...

How to hack Facebook account 2: using LCG for Facebook profile hacking

Read: How to hack Facebook account: Facebook profile hacking by PHP session hijacking Samy Kamkar continues his talk “How I Met Your Girlfriend” on hacking Facebook account, shedding some light on the use of LCG for reducing the amount of entropy So let’s take a little closer look. If...

How to hack Facebook account: Facebook profile hacking by PHP session hijacking

Security researcher and former hacker Samy Kamkar delivers a speech at Defcon called “How I Met Your Girlfriend” where he introduces a PHP-based method of compromising a Facebook account for strictly personal purposes. Below is the adapted text version of his talk. So this is a discovery and...

You will be billed $90,000 for this call 4: mobile malware distribution patterns and protection tips from F-Secure

Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call: Mikko Hypponen (F-Secure) on Dialers, telephone fraud, mobile malware Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call 2: F-Secure detects trojan malware in mobile game Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call 3: F-Secure discloses mobile app virus...

You will be billed $90,000 for this call 3: F-Secure discloses mobile app virus attacks

Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call: Mikko Hypponen (F-Secure) on Dialers, telephone fraud, mobile malware Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call 2: F-Secure detects trojan malware in mobile game These fraud phone numbers are built so that they actually fund money back to the person...

You will be billed $90,000 for this call 2: F-Secure detects trojan malware in mobile game

Read: You will be billed $90,000 for this call: Mikko Hypponen (F-Secure) on Dialers, telephone fraud, mobile malware Alright, so let’s think from the bad part point of view. This doesn’t work if they wanna have premium rate numbers, wanna extract money automatically with malware. They have to do it...