Google searches on terms related to its new collaboration and communications platform, Google Wave, are leading to a rogue anti-virus programs, according to the Websense Security Labs. Users seeking information on how to sign up for Wave, which currently is by invite-only, have been victimized by manipulated search results that lead to sites designed to trick victims into paying for a security solution that doesn't work. Searches for Microsoft's new Security Essentials consumer anti-virus product also have led to "poisoned" results. — CAM
Cybercrime operation Hadoken Security has been developing the new BugDrop dropper trojan with the capability to evade the security enhancements Google has introduced in the upcoming version of the Android operating system, according to The Hacker News.
The Register reports that nearly 10,000 code samples of the DarkTortilla crypter have been uploaded to VirusTotal during the course of 16 months, signifying the continued rapid evolution of the .NET-based crypter.