Mobile banking Trojans have usually pretended to be security applications (for example, Zitmo) or legitimate banking apps (FakeToken or FkSite a.k.a. Perkele) to trick users into installing the malware. These apps steal incoming SMS messages that could contain mTANs (Mobile Transaction Authentication Numbers) used as two-factor authentication to allow Internet transactions. Now, however, it seems that […]

One man’s trash is another man’s new identity? Yes, because that “junk mail” you toss in the garbage contains valuable data about yourself. A crook bent on identity theft can potentially have a field day with your discarded pre-approved credit card applications, bank statements, etc. Using a paper shredder before throwing out letters and documents […]

Spring cleaning isn’t just for the home. Each year it is a good idea for marketers to check in with their campaigns and shake off the dust in an effort to clean up rusty hinges and iron out the wrinkles. Much like spring cleaning for the home, this can seem like a daunting task – […]

From a home security standpoint, the main gatekeeper is the house key. It’s small, portable and fairly adept at keeping out most would-be thieves. But the key does have a few things going against it: it can easily be stolen, lost or replicated; a talented lock picker can bypass it; and even the key won’t […]

If the laws of nature are capable of teaching us one thing it’s this: if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. One of the most popular apps in the Google Play Store was recently found to be just that – a fantasy. The app titled Virus Shield purported to “improve the […]