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Big Brother

It seems that development of the main module of SpyEye stopped with last autumn’s version 1.3.48. But just because the authors are not developing this platform further, it doesn’t mean that SpyEye is no longer getting new functions. The core code allows anyone to create and attach their own plugins (DLL libraries). I recently spotted a new plugin for the first time – flashcamcontrol.dll. It turned out that it is used to control the webcam of an infected computer. Read Full Article

Report from the International Student Conference (2012, Netherlands)

I am now back from the Kaspersky conference: Security For The Next Generation, the International Cup 2012 which took place in the Netherlands. Kaspersky had invited the winners from the local student conferences taking place all over the world and had them compete for the final title. Not only students attended the conferences, we also had professors from universities around the globe and also some of the experts from the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team. Read Full Article

We Need More Than Jelly Bean

Google is set to launch Android 5.0, aka Jelly Bean, this fall. But do we even need it? While Google has made some steps in securing its Play branded marketplace, and offered a few security updates to the operating system, it is a fact that the most targeted Android platform is still 2.x. Why is that? There are several reasons, not the least of which is a lack of security patches provided to previously deployed operating system versions. Read Full Article