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    This is the third (and last) in a series of posts looking at the threats surrounding smart grids and smart meters. In the first post, we introduced smart meters, smart grids, and showed why these can pose risks. In the second post, we looked at the risks of attacks on smart meters. In this post, we'll look at the risks when smart grids are attacked. Smart grids pertain to an electric grid with digital information/communication capabilities for recording information on both consumers ...

    Posted in Bad Sites |



    A few months after the case of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the world was shocked again with another tragic news involving the crash of Malaysia Airlines 777 (also known as MH17) over Ukraine that killed nearly 300 passengers and crew members. As with past incidents, cybercriminals are quick to take advantage of the said tragedy that occurred last July 17, 2014. During our investigation, just a few hours after Malaysia Airline tweeted at 23:36, July 17 “Malaysia Airlines has lost ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |



    Sporting events are getting more and more connected, and the just-concluded World Cup is no exception. Brazilian telecom provider Oi made sure that no expense was spared in 'connecting' the World Cup , and even claimed that this year's event is in fact the most connected in the history of the World Cup. Oi claims that they provided connections to all twelve host stadiums across Brazil, resulting with 32 terabytes of data being generated by the media, sponsors, volunteers and FIFA officials in just ten days.  More than ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Mobile, Social |



    Figure 1. Motto taken from the InstallBrain website (http://www.installbrain.com) on July 3, 2014” “Monetize On Non-buyers” is the bold motto of InstallBrain—adware that turns out to have been developed by an Israeli company called iBario Ltd. This motto clearly summarizes the potential risks adware companies can introduce to users, especially when they install stuff on systems without their consent. Adware is often perceived as low-risk, because these usually display unwanted popups and pop under advertisements. However, they can pose serious security risks when ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |



    In announcing the release of the 64-bit version for Chrome last month, Google mentioned that one of the primary drivers of the move was that majority of Windows users are now using 64-bit operating systems. The adoption rate for 64-bit for Windows has been a tad slower than what Microsoft had initially predicted, but it has been steady, and it is evident in the availability of support by software developers. Unfortunately, however, we've been seeing the same adoption being implemented by attackers through ...



     

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