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Spotflux Guards Your Privacy for Free

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A new startup's free app anonymizes and encrypts your connection, and scans for malware, while you browse....
Spotflux Guards Your Privacy for Free

Facebook Joins Google, ISPs in Notifying DNSChanger Victims

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Facebook has started notifying victims of the DNSChanger malware who visit the social networking site that their computers will be cut off from the Internet....
Facebook Joins Google, ISPs in Notifying DNSChanger Victims

Siemens software targeted by Stuxnet still full of holes

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Software made by Siemens and targeted by the Stuxnet malware is still full of other dangerous vulnerabilities, according to Russian researchers whose presentation at the Defcon security conference earlier this year was cancelled following a request from the company....
Siemens software targeted by Stuxnet still full of holes

Flame Malware Illustrates Vulnerability of USB Drives

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The virus used USB ports found on every PC as a pathway to avoid detection by network-guarding security systems....
Flame Malware Illustrates Vulnerability of USB Drives

Bogus Chrome update offers shadow real updates

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Google's recent upgrade of Chrome has sparked a new round of bogus updates of the Web browser from cybercriminals hoping to steal online banking credentials and perform other mayhem. Google released its upgrade Thursday, providing users with higher performing software and patching two-dozen security vulnerabilities. Because Google usually refreshes...
Bogus Chrome update offers shadow real updates
Yahoo eliminates classic Mail, requiring users to agree to Gmail-like email scanning

Cyber thieves profit via mobile malware

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Stealing cash from smartphones at the click of a button...
Cyber thieves profit via mobile malware

Cybercriminals are increasingly abusing .eu domains in attacks

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Cybercriminals are increasingly using .eu domain names in their attack campaigns, according to data from multiple security companies. "Numerous malicious .eu domains have been registered during November which are being used to infect PCs with malware via the Blackhole exploit kit," said Fraser Howard, principal virus researcher at security...
Cybercriminals are increasingly abusing .eu domains in attacks

Facebook targeted by hackers, says no user data compromised

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Facebook said Friday it had been the target of a sophisticated hacking attack but that it had no evidence any user data had been compromised. The attack comes two weeks after Twitter asked 250,000 of its users to reset their passwords after it too was hacked. In the same...
Facebook targeted by hackers, says no user data compromised
Google's Android malware scanner detects only 15 percent of malicious code in test

US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

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The US entertainment industry is pushing to introduce regulations that would allow content owners to legally send out malware to individuals that are believed to involved with copying digital content. That’s according to the the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property which presented a new 84-page report – spotted by Boing Boing –...
US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers
Carriers and developers feed on growing Android security fears -- but are they real?

Who wrote the Flashback Trojan?

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Over a year since the Flashback malware was found, its creator has finally been identified. [Read more]...
Who wrote the Flashback Trojan?

Apple Says It, Too, Was Attacked by Hackers

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Apple said Tuesday that a small number of its employees’ computers were hacked through a vulnerability in the Java browser plug-in, but said none of its internal data was compromised. “Apple has identified malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems through a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for...
Apple Says It, Too, Was Attacked by Hackers

Stuxnet's Infection Of Chevron Shows Why 'Weaponized' Malware Is A Bad Idea

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The Stuxnet worm that attacked an Iranian nuclear enrichment facility a couple of years ago was exceptional from several viewpoints. It is believed to have been the costliest development effort in malware history, involving dozens of engineers. It also made use of an unprecedented number of zero-day exploits in Microsoft...
Stuxnet's Infection Of Chevron Shows Why 'Weaponized' Malware Is A Bad Idea

Mac malware spies on infected users through video and audio capture

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After further analysis, more information has emerged about the Morcut Mac OS X malware which was discovered this week....
Mac malware spies on infected users through video and audio capture

TwitPic snared by Google's malware detector

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Popular photo site denies being a security threat and says it's trying to resolve the situation with Google. [Read more]...
TwitPic snared by Google's malware detector

New 'Dexter' malware strikes point-of-sale systems

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The malware has apparently infiltrated hundreds of point-of-sale systems worldwide, with America and the U.K. atop the list of targeted countries. [Read more]...
New 'Dexter' malware strikes point-of-sale systems
Mushrooming growth of ransomware extorts $5 million a year

Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

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But still: where did the lighter fluid come from? Windows XP drops out of extended support on April 8, 2014. As of April 9, 2014, there will be no more security updates or other fixes made for the ancient operating system. Joining it are Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003,...
Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6, Office 2003 enter their final support year

Flame's Secret Could've Fetched $1 Million on Black Market

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Microsoft's share alone for the malware was a hefty price while it was still in stealth operations, a security expert says....
Flame's Secret Could've Fetched $1 Million on Black Market

If You're Going To Leak Classified Info About The White House, It Better Make Them Look Good

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We've noted the unfortunate trend of the Obama administration vindictively going after any whistleblowers (despite one of Obama's first moves in office being to encourage whistleblowing). To date, the Obama administration has been involved in six prosecutions of whistleblowers using the Espionage Act... twice as many such uses of all...
If You're Going To Leak Classified Info About The White House, It Better Make Them Look Good

'Flame' malware may have siblings, study finds

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A deeper look into the Flame malware, linked to the infamous Stuxnet, has revealed that it may be just one of four pieces of malware created by the same unknown development team....
'Flame' malware may have siblings, study finds

Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

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Mr. Kaspersky not looking supervillain-like at all. (Photo: flickr.com/cebitaus Eugene Kaspersky’s security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have sleuthed out a new “cyber-espionage weapon.” The Russian supervillain’s (or awesomely cool billionaire, depending on your point of view) labs say this weapon has nearly as cool a name as previously discovered cyber...
Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

New Citadel malware variant targets Payza online payment platform

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A new variant of the Citadel financial malware is targeting users of the Payza online payment platform by launching local in-browser attacks to steal their credentials, according to researchers from security firm Trusteer.Citadel is a Trojan program designed primarily to steal online banking credentials, but is also associated with...
New Citadel malware variant targets Payza online payment platform

Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

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Oracle released new Java security updates on Tuesday and announced plans to accelerate the release of future Java patches following recent attacks that have infected computers with malware by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Java browser plug-ins....
Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

Networks under attack

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Your company's confidential information is under threat from botnets, spreading infection across the networkA botnet is a collection of connected PCs that are under the control of a remote hacker, typically through an infected PC that is then run by an external command and control system.The infected software can be...
Networks under attack

Hands-on with five antivirus apps for the Mac

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So Mac invulnerability to malware is a myth, at least according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab. And although such a blunt statement may be a blow to the ego of some Mac users, it remains true. Security researchers from all walks have long argued that it was only a...
Hands-on with five antivirus apps for the Mac

Oracle finally releases first Java Developement Kits for Mac OS X

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When Apple confirmed in 2010 it would no longer be supporting Java for OS X  it announced shortly after an agreement with Oracle to include OS X support in future versions of its OpenJDK Project, providing Java SE 7 implementation on OS X. Over a year later Oracle has now...
Oracle finally releases first Java Developement Kits for Mac OS X
A beginner's guide to building botnets--with little assembly required
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