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Thousands of Macs 'hit by Trojan'

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More than half a million Apple computers have been infected with the Flashback Trojan, according to a security firm....
Thousands of Macs 'hit by Trojan'

Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now

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Already in the spotlight over concerns that its iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from a device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text, LinkedIn user accounts are now said to have been compromised, with 6.5 million hashes or encrypted passwords reportedly leaked. Norweigan...
Bad day for LinkedIn: 6.5 million hashed passwords reportedly leaked – change yours now

Symantec code 'extortion' claim

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Hackers demanded money in return for keeping stolen source code a secret, security firm Symantec says....
Symantec code 'extortion' claim

Android malware now spreading through hacked Web sites

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Malware is now being targeted to Android devices via compromised Web sites, a first in the mobile world, says security firm Lookout. [Read more]...
Android malware now spreading through hacked Web sites

Unpaid jubilee stewards: Prescott accuses government of exploitation

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Former deputy PM says incident in which unemployed people had to sleep under bridge raises questions about OlympicsLord Prescott has accused the government of "exploiting cheap labour" and presiding over the development of labour camps following revelations that unpaid jobseekers on the government's work programme were asked by a security...
Unpaid jubilee stewards: Prescott accuses government of exploitation
Hacker steals more than 6 million passwords from LinkedIn

Mac botnet grows to 600,000, 274 of them in Cupertino

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Russian security firm Dr Web warns that at least 600,000 Macs are infected and part of a growing botnet, further disputing the notion that Mac OS X is free of malware. 76% of these Macs are located in the US and Canada, with another 13% in the UK.Possibly more embarrassing for Apple...
Mac botnet grows to 600,000, 274 of them in Cupertino
Twitter-driven search leads to the rescue of a carjacking victim

Anonymous takes down security firm's website, vows to fight on after arrests

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Hackers claiming to belong to the Anonymous hacking collective early Wednesday defaced Panda Security's PandaLabs website in apparent response to the arrests of five hackers in the U.K. and the U.S....
Anonymous takes down security firm's website, vows to fight on after arrests

Google Wallet Security Concerns Raised

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Security firm Zvelo has discovered that the Google Wallet PIN, which is required of users to confirm purchases made with their phones, can be cracked via an exhaustive numerical search....
Google Wallet Security Concerns Raised
8 million leaked passwords connected to LinkedIn, dating website
PSA: Apple patches Flashback trojan affecting 600,000 Macs globally

Update those Macs already! Yet another Flashback variant is out

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There's yet another Flashback variant making its way through unprotected Macs, though it still only takes advantage of the now-patched Java vulnerability that the previous few versions made use of. Security firm Intego posted about the latest version of the malware, Flashback.S, which mimics the behaviors of previous variants...
Update those Macs already! Yet another Flashback variant is out

Anonymous attacks security firm as revenge for LulzSec arrests

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Hackers associated with Anonymous defaced about two dozen websites owned by Panda Security overnight, claiming the act was revenge for the arrests of LulzSec hackers. Panda's main site was not affected, but various subdomains were hacked to include a YouTube video of Anonymous and LulzSec exploits, and "what appeared...
Anonymous attacks security firm as revenge for LulzSec arrests

Hackers retaliate after arrests

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Hackers identifying themselves as Antisec attack the website of security firm Panda Labs following an FBI swoop on Tuesday....
Hackers retaliate after arrests

India becomes top spamming nation

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India has become the top spam spewing nation on the planet in about 12 months, suggests a report by a computer security firm....
India becomes top spamming nation

Apple Invites Kaspersky Lab to Consult on OS X Security Issues

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Computing.co.uk reports on comments from the Chief Technology Officer of Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, who claims that his firm has been invited by Apple to probe security issues on OS X and to assess the platform's vulnerabilities.Speaking exclusively to Computing, Kaspersky CTO Nikolai Grebennikov said his firm had recently...
Apple Invites Kaspersky Lab to Consult on OS X Security Issues

Unpaid jubilee jobseekers: Downing Street dismisses criticisms

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Prime minister's spokeswoman says treatment of unemployed people who worked as stewards was a 'one-off'Downing Street has brushed off the controversy over the treatment of unpaid jobseekers who provided security during the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.In a rebuff to Lord Prescott, who has accused the government of "exploiting cheap labour",...
Unpaid jubilee jobseekers: Downing Street dismisses criticisms

Kaspersky: Mac security is '10 years behind Microsoft'

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In an interview, the security firm's CEO says Apple has a lot more malware coming its way, and that it's not putting enough resources into protecting users. [Read more]...
Kaspersky: Mac security is '10 years behind Microsoft'

UPDATE: Google Wallet Security Concerns Raised

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Security firm Zvelo has discovered that the Google Wallet PIN, which is required of users to confirm purchases made with their phones, can be cracked via an exhaustive numerical search....
UPDATE: Google Wallet Security Concerns Raised

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

Post-Sabu, Anonymous says arrest was “a favor” and vows to continue hacking

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Following the revelation last week that LulzSec’s so-called leader Hector Xavier Monsegur (Sabu) had been working with the FBI for a number of months to turn in other top-ranking members of the hacking collective, Anonymous has moved to distance itself from the disgraced former member, calling the FBI arrest “a...
Post-Sabu, Anonymous says arrest was “a favor” and vows to continue hacking

Lookout Predicts Americans Lose $30 Million in Smartphones a Year

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We've all done it. You step out on the street after paying for your coffee at Starbucks or handing the cab driver a tip. Your first natural inclination is to reach in to your pocket, dig out your cellphone and call somebody and say, "hey, I'm on my way." But...
Lookout Predicts Americans Lose $30 Million in Smartphones a Year

Security company shows how easy it is to bypass iPhone passcode

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Micro Systemation, a Swedish security firm that helps police and military around the world crack digital security systems posted this video on how its software works.  According to Forbes, a Micro Systemation application the firm calls XRY can quickly crack an iOS or Android phone’s passcode, dump its data...
Security company shows how easy it is to bypass iPhone passcode

Goldman Sachs leads $52m investment round for Hotspot Shield maker AnchorFree

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California-based privacy and security firm, AnchorFree, has just announced that it closed $52 million in a Series C round of funding, led by Goldman Sachs. In this latest round of investment, Goldman Sachs is joining existing investors including, Bert Roberts (former chairman and CEO of MCI); Russell Cleveland (president of...
Goldman Sachs leads $52m investment round for Hotspot Shield maker AnchorFree

Hackers crack more than 60% of breached LinkedIn passwords

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More than 60% of the unique hashed passwords that were accessed by hackers from a LinkedIn password database and posted online this week have already been cracked, according to security firm Sophos....
Hackers crack more than 60% of breached LinkedIn passwords

Kaspersky: Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security

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This is bound to cause a stir. Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of the influential Kaspersky security firm today made the comment that will rile some: “I think they [Apple] are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” he said. But that is only the beginning. He went on to say that: For many...
Kaspersky: Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security

Clueful Scans The Apps On Your iPhone, Tells You Which Ones Are Doing Naughty Things With Your Data

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Remember address book-gate? Locationgate? I-don’t-know-what-my-apps-are-doing-on-my-phone-gate? Oh, that last one might not be a real thing. Regardless, we’re living in age where companies are pushing us to rethink the boundaries between what we consider private, personal information and what should be public. The resulting backlash is an overreaction(-gate) when we discover...
Clueful Scans The Apps On Your iPhone, Tells You Which Ones Are Doing Naughty Things With Your Data

Security firm claims Mac security is "10 years behind" Microsoft

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Not content to dispel the "myth" that Macs are impervious to malware last week, Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky is sounding the Mac malware alarm again this week. During the Info Security 2012 conference, he claimed that Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft on the security front. "I think...
Security firm claims Mac security is "10 years behind" Microsoft

Windows Phone Exec Gavin Kim Left Microsoft For Security-Focused NQ Mobile

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Gavin Kim certainly knows how to keep things interesting. After spending years at Samsung and winding up as the company’s VP of Content and Services, Kim jumped ship to take point on Microsoft’s Windows Phone marketing efforts only to resign his post after five months. So what greener pastures has...
Windows Phone Exec Gavin Kim Left Microsoft For Security-Focused NQ Mobile
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