World of Warcraft: one simple line of code can cost you dearly

World of Warcraft: one simple line of code can cost you dearly

07/22/2016 - A few days ago, a new type of gold/item scam made the rounds. Usually scamming in MMORPGs is done using social engineering techniques, e.g. an attacker sells a fake item code for alleged in-game items like mounts to a potential victim for in-game currency. But this most recent kind of attack does not only involve social engineering but also relies on the misuse of a previously undocumented feature...

Author: Sascha Curylo & Sabrina Berkenkopf

“HummingBad“ – Money-making Malware, Made in Asia

“HummingBad“ – Money-making Malware, Made in Asia

07/08/2016 - During the past few days and weeks reports surfaced according to which a new type of malware has infected millions of smartphones and tablet PCs worldwide. The malware in question is highly lucrative for its makers – each month they can rake in up to 300.000 Euros in revenue. The makers of this malware work for an advertising company called “Yingmob” which is based out of China, say researchers of...

Author: Tim Berghoff

New "Blue Screen of Death": Genuine Help or Security Risk?

New "Blue Screen of Death": Genuine Help or Security Risk?

06/22/2016 - There is hardly anything more annoying than error messages and the associated trouble with programs that crash, work that has been lost and the like. Microsoft appears to be trying to improve the user experience with its blue screen errors. However, they have not got rid of the infamous “BSOD”, but are allegedly providing a QR code with a link to a matching help page. This technology offers a...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf
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