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Loop of Confidence

With the arrival of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay in Russia, many are wondering just how secure these payment systems are, and how popular they are likely to become. In our opinion, these technologies require a more detailed examination and a separate evaluation of the threats they face. Read Full Article

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Apple of discord

As Apple’s popularity grows, so does the desire among fraudsters to make money from the people who own the company’s devices. The cybercriminals are aiming to steal Apple ID data which provides access to users’ personal information stored in iCloud… Read Full Article

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March 2013 Microsoft Security Bulletins – Low Impact from Pwn2Own, Watch USB Drives for Another Stuxnet

Microsoft releases nine March Security Bulletins. Four of the Bulletins are rated critical, but of the 20 vulnerabilities being patched, 12 are rated critical and enable remote code execution and elevation of privilege. Microsoft software being patched with critical priority include Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Visio Viewer, and SharePoint. So, pretty much every consumer running Windows, and lots of Microsoft shops, should be diligently patching systems today.

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Find and Call: Leak and Spam

Yesterday we were contacted by our partner MegaFon, one of the major mobile carriers in Russia. They notified us about a suspicious application, which was found in both the Apple App Store and Google Play. At first glance, this seemed to be an SMS worm spread via sending short messages to all contacts stored in the phone book with the URL to itself. However, our analysis of the iOS and Android versions of the same application showed that it’s not an SMS worm but a Trojan-Spy that uploads a user’s phonebook to remote server. The “replication” part is done by the server – SMS spam messages with the URL to the application are being sent from the remote server to all the contacts in the user’s address book. Read Full Article