Android Security – SpamSoldier Botnet steals SMS premium services

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For safe mobile phone experiences, users should be careful with every application they install (esp. non-mainstream apps which promise free games or other services) http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/306149-sms-botnet-spamsoldier-lures-victims-with-fake-games https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2012/12/17/security-alert-spamsoldier/ As botnets go, the Android SMS botnet was “an unsophisticated attack,” Andrew Conway, a security researcher with Cloudmark, wrote on the company blog Dec. 16. An SMS message offering […]

CAPTCHA – More difficult to read as malware agents grow in sophistication

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To ensure real folks are using resources, rather than a malcious program, CAPTCHA controls continue to become more complex and may even challenge users with math problems.  This is to keep automated spam agents from joining email or forum groups.  As the article notes, this is also challenging for users to invoke these resources. http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/why-captchas-are-getting-harder-read-1C7657741 […]


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