Google Clamps Down on Malicious Sites

Malicious Sites that repeatedly violate Google’s safe browsing policies will be classified as repeat offenders, the company said last week. Common practice A small number of websites take corrective actions after Google displays alerts on their landing pages warning visitors that they’re harmful. However, they typically revert to their old strategies. After Google goes through the process of verifying that they’re safe and removing the warnings, the pattern of violating policies often returns. Google verification procedures may launch automatically, or…

Twitter posts used as commands to Android

Android backdoor exploited A newly discovered Android backdoor is using an innovative method of receiving commands: it connects to a Twitter account instead of a command and control (C&C) server, ESET researchers say.