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Apple’s OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: iMessage on Mac, Notification Center and more
‘Anonymous-OS’ is fake and packed with malware, Anonymous says

Mobile security researchers present Android Malware Genome Project at IEEE

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Android's openness, combined with its popularity, has lead a few of the developer faithful astray -- with malware being a legitimate concern for the mobile operating system. To help combat the issue, Xuxian Jiang, an NC State researcher, has created the Android Malware Genome Project, which was presented at...
Mobile security researchers present Android Malware Genome Project at IEEE

AUDIO: How secure is Chip and Pin?

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UK-based researchers have shown how malicious software could compromise cards....
AUDIO: How secure is Chip and Pin?

Android users targeted for the first time in drive-by download attacks

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Almost a dozen sites are actively targeting Android users with malware that could gain access to corporate networks and other protected systems, security researchers said. They note it's the first time compromised sites have been used to infect users of a mobile handset. The malware, dubbed NotCompatible, is being...
Android users targeted for the first time in drive-by download attacks
Apple Drops ‘We Don’t Get PC Viruses’ Schtick

Malware Automates Storing of Data Haul on File-hosting Site SendSpace

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Trend Micro researchers have discovered a piece of malicious software that automatically uploads its stolen data cache to the SendSpace file-sharing service for......
Malware Automates Storing of Data Haul on File-hosting Site SendSpace

Apple working to take down Flashback malware botnet, will release removal tool

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Apple has announced via its support site that it is both working with Internet service providers worldwide to take down the botnet distributing the Flashback malware exploit and that it will release a removal tool for infected Macs, reports The Loop. A recent version of malicious software called Flashback exploits...
Apple working to take down Flashback malware botnet, will release removal tool

Cod Liver Oil: Like It Or Not, Apple’s Gatekeeper Makes Sense

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Electronic Freedom Fighters and knee-jerk reactionaries: prepare your big drums because here comes the cause of the week. We learned about Gatekeeper, Apple’s app signing solution that ensures “rogue” apps can’t infect your computer, a few months ago when the company announced the coming of a new OS, Mountain Lion....
Cod Liver Oil: Like It Or Not, Apple’s Gatekeeper Makes Sense
Apple pulls virus immunity claims from its online store

Technology should help us share, not constrain us | Richard Stallman

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Companies like Amazon can control the way we use the ebooks we buy. Instead let's build a publishing model based on freedomI love the detective novel The Jehovah Contract, and I'd like everyone else to love it, too. I have lent it out at least six times over the years....
Technology should help us share, not constrain us | Richard Stallman

For the First Time, Hacked Websites Deliver Android Malware

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Analysts with Lookout Mobile Security have found websites that have been hacked to deliver malicious software to devices running Android, an apparent new attack......
For the First Time, Hacked Websites Deliver Android Malware

In a Twist, Anonymous Supporters Hit by Cybercriminals

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New research from Symantec illustrates how cybercriminals rarely pass an opportunity to infect batches of computers with malicious software, even if it means......
In a Twist, Anonymous Supporters Hit by Cybercriminals

Computer Viruses Could Cross Frontier Into Biological Realm, Researchers Say

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Computer hackers could create malicious software that crosses the line from technology to biology, crafting viruses that could spread dangerous epidemics....
Computer Viruses Could Cross Frontier Into Biological Realm, Researchers Say

Malicious software infecting more Androids, and even Apple finds it’s not immune

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About two weeks ago, something shocking happened. Apple’s OS X, which has long been thought of as nearly impervious to malware or viruses, was hit with a big, nasty piece of malicious software called Flashback. Read full article >>...
Malicious software infecting more Androids, and even Apple finds it’s not immune

Google to alert users about state-sponsored cyberattacks

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Google said Tuesday that the company will alert its users when it thinks they may be the target of a state-sponsored cyberattack. In a company blog post Tuesday, Eric Grosse, Google’s vice president of security engineering, said Google will display a warning when it detects a suspected attack on a...
Google to alert users about state-sponsored cyberattacks

Fake YouTube Site Targeted Syrian Activists, EFF Says

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A fake YouTube site purporting to show videos supporting the opposition in Syria has been taken down after it tried to infect visitors with malicious software......
Fake YouTube Site Targeted Syrian Activists, EFF Says

Seculert Gets $5.35 Million Investment For Cloud-Based Botnet Detection Service

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Seculert has raised a $5.35 million round of funding today led by Norwest Venture Partners for the Israeli company’s next generation advanced threat detection service. The company’s software-as-a-service detects back doors in your network, discovering malware attacks that have previously gone undetected. As much as the cloud is for developing...
Seculert Gets $5.35 Million Investment For Cloud-Based Botnet Detection Service
Google Warns Users of Government Hacker Attacks

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

Apple Again Encouraging Mac Developers to Sign up for Developer ID Ahead of OS X Mountain Lion

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Apple today sent out an email encouraging Mac developers to sign up for the company's Developer ID program so that their apps can be properly signed ahead of the launch of OS X Mountain Lion later this year. Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper feature gives users the ability to set limits on...
Apple Again Encouraging Mac Developers to Sign up for Developer ID Ahead of OS X Mountain Lion

Apple to reject Mac App Store apps using hotkeys starting June 1?

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According to a report from TUAW, Apple will soon begin rejecting OS X apps submitted to the Mac App Store that utilize hotkey functionality. The report doesn’t cite a specific source and most developers we’ve talked to seem to be unaware of the changes, but TUAW claimed Apple will only...
Apple to reject Mac App Store apps using hotkeys starting June 1?
Persistent, undetectable malware presented at Black Hat 2012

Nissan Says Hackers Stole User IDs, Hashed Passwords

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Nissan said it found malicious software on its network that stole employee user IDs and hashed passwords, but said no personal information or e-mails appeared to......
Nissan Says Hackers Stole User IDs, Hashed Passwords

New Microsoft security defense to take aim at potent exploit technique

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Microsoft engineers plan to adopt new security defenses that will help their software better withstand a powerful exploitation technique hackers are increasingly using to install malware on end users' computers. The technique, known as ROP (return oriented programming), is a regular staple of attacks used at the annual Pwn2Own hacker...
New Microsoft security defense to take aim at potent exploit technique

Apple pushes out Java security update

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Apple has released a security update to plug a number of holes that allowed malicious software to run on a user's Mac outside of the Java sandbox....
Apple pushes out Java security update

Are Macs More Secure?

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Q: Apple claims Macs to be more secure than Windows PCs. In the light of recent malware attacks on the Mac platform, there are several articles on the Web questioning this claim. What is your take on this matter? A: Macs aren’t invulnerable to malicious software. No computer is. But...
Are Macs More Secure?

Microsoft Leads Seizure of Zeus-related Cybercrime Servers

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Microsoft said on Monday it and several partners had disrupted several cybercrime rings that used a notorious piece of malicious software called Zeus to steal......
Microsoft Leads Seizure of Zeus-related Cybercrime Servers

Apple Fights Back Against Malware Attack

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Apple just posted a knowledge base article on the the Flashback malware incident that has been the subject of so much discussion since it was revealed to have created a a 600,000-Mac strong botnet last week. The article amounts to, by my scorecard, the first public comments that Apple has...
Apple Fights Back Against Malware Attack

Future versions of CyanogenMod won't enable root by default

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Many technically-inclined Android users "root" their devices, a process that allows them to circumvent some of the operating system's built-in restrictions by running at an elevated superuser privilege level. Although rooting opens up sophisticated capabilities that wouldn't otherwise be available, it also exposes the user to some risks. It...
Future versions of CyanogenMod won't enable root by default
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