German firm G Data Security alleges that newly detected malware known as "Uroburos" was made by the Russian government.
Federal government security experts are increasingly uneasy about the threats to law enforcement from using older versions of the mobile OS.
The German government doles out common-sense advice on using Windows 8 and TPM 2.0 chips in conjunction, but it's distorted by some observers into wild claims of "back doors."
A researcher claims software installed on many smartphones could be used to obtain sensitive information on users. Carriers deny the possibility.
Next year, we'll need to be on the lookout for increases in mobile malware, randomware kits, large-scale political hacks and "hacking as a service," according to McAfee Labs.
Mobile and Mac malware burbles noxiously, data breaches and data mining will cause more havoc with your privacy, and the Web will continue to suffer the ignominy of poorly-written, Swiss-cheesed code as security experts predict lessons from 2012 go unlearned in 2013.
Gamers on a forum allege that Sony added a rootkit to its latest PlayStation 3 firmware update, version 3.56. So far, Sony hasn't responded to the claim.
First-quarter threat report finds PC malware at the highest levels in four years, and increases on the Android platform and Mac.
First major outing of Hollywood's UltraViolet digital streaming effort shows the scheme for what it really is: DRM all over again, and a way to make you pay for content over and over, too.
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