Wednesday, March 2, 2011

NEWS!!!! --- Rootcager Trojan found on the official Android market

Another virus for Android

Rageagainstthecage is a file that can also be used to legitimately root a phone in order for the users to gain administrative rights, but in this case it's used to allow the Trojan to do things like taking screenshots, harvesting IMEI and IMSI numbers and send them to remote sites, and drop a DownloadProvidersManager Android Package that will further execute downloads in the background.

For the full list of the potentially affected apps, go here. In you think you may have installed one of them on your device, check the installed apps against it or check the “running services“ settings on your phone for the DownloadManageService started by an application.

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NEWS!!!!! -- Intel Completes Acquisition of McAfee

Se confirmó y finalizó!!

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 28, 2011 - Intel Corporation today announced the acquisition of McAfee, Inc. is complete.
McAfee will continue developing and selling security products and services under its own brand. Intel and McAfee plan to bring the first fruits of their strategic partnership to market later this year, with the intent of tackling security and the pervasive nature of computing threats in an entirely new way.
Intel and McAfee believe today's approach to security does not adequately address the billions of new Internet-ready devices, including PCs, mobile and wireless devices, TVs, cars, medical devices and ATM machines. With the surge in cyber threats, providing protection to a diverse online world requires a fundamentally new approach involving software, hardware and services. Together the two companies will work to help people more securely take full advantage of the potential of computing and connectivity.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel, McAfee reports into Intel's Software and Services Group. The group is managed by Renée James, Intel senior vice president, and general manager. McAfee's president, Dave DeWalt, will report to James.
"In the past, energy-efficient performance and Internet connectivity have defined computing requirements," said James. "Intel has added security as a third pillar of what people demand from their experiences with personal computers and other connected devices. Security challenges put the future potential of computing at risk. The acquisition of McAfee adds not only world-leading security products and technologies to Intel's computing portfolio, but also brings incredibly

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