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New report says Flashback malware infections remain elevated

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Russian security firm contradicts Symantec, warns that infections of Mac IOS are not declining [Read more]...
New report says Flashback malware infections remain elevated

Cyberwar With China Is Here, Like It Or Not

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“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.” Benjamin Franklin wrote that. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” The Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu wrote that. Both come to mind as the world is waking up a newly disclosed body of evidence from the...
Cyberwar With China Is Here, Like It Or Not
Half of Fortune 500 companies and U.S. federal agencies infected with DNSChanger malware
Immigrant Workers Accuse Amazon Of Using 'Neo-Nazi' Guards In Germany
Gauss espionage malware phones home to same servers as Iran-targeting Flame
Foreign hackers steal more than a terabyte of data per day in ongoing cyberwar

Report: CACI provides 'neutered' iPads to US government

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Government contractor and security firm CACI International has modified thousands of iPads so that they meet US government security requirements, according to CACI CEO Dan Allen. The Arlington, VA company secures the devices by physically altering the hardware, rather than through software modifications. Federal iPad users include President Barack Obama,...
Report: CACI provides 'neutered' iPads to US government
450,000 Yahoo passwords just got hacked; find out if you might be affected

Five new flaws found in the latest version of Java

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A week after disclosing two Java vulnerabilities, a Polish security firm reported finding five more in the latest version of Java. When used together, the new holes could bypass the technology's sandbox in order to install malware. Security Explorations notified Oracle Monday of the vulnerabilities in Java SE 7...
Five new flaws found in the latest version of Java

Amazon under fire for allegedly hiring neo-Nazi-linked security firm to guard warehouses

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Amazon under fire for allegedly hiring neo-Nazi-linked security firm to guard warehouses

Online Banking's Weak Security Link: Customers

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Criminals know how to overcome banks' security, and now focus on customers who are not PC security-savvy, says security firm....
Online Banking's Weak Security Link: Customers

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

Syria drops offline, again

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At about 2:45 Eastern time (18:45 UTC), Internet traffic in and out of Syria came to a sudden stop, as routers stopped propagating routes to the country's block of Internet Protocol addresses. The suddenness and completeness of the disconnection is indicative of another government-directed shutdown—the first since a two-day...
Syria drops offline, again

Keep Yourself Safe From Online Disasters

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Keep Yourself Safe From Online Disasters is a post from Chris PirilloIn 2008, there was some published data about how many laptops were lost or stolen each week at U.S. airports. The number was staggering. The 2008 research put the number at over 10,000 laptops per week. With the increasing...
Keep Yourself Safe From Online Disasters
Nationwide Insurance uses lawyers to protect details of October security breach

Two thirds of Madi cyber espionage targets based in Israel

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Security experts discover 62% of the approximately 800 victims of malware campaign have been based in IsraelNearly two thirds of the government officials, lobbyists and other victims of the cyber espionage campaign dubbed Madi were based in Israel, security experts have discovered.An investigation by the security firm Symantec, published on...
Two thirds of Madi cyber espionage targets based in Israel
Some Jerk Has Figured Out a Way to Recover Your 'Deleted' Snapchat Photos

Improved Carberp malware targets U.S. banks

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The creators of Carberp, a banking Trojan program used exclusively in Russian-speaking countries, have started to sell an improved version of the malware together with custom scripts that would allow cybercriminals to target U.S. online banking customers, according to researchers from Russian security firm Group-IB....
Improved Carberp malware targets U.S. banks

August's Patch Tuesday brings 9 bulletins, fixes 27 vulnerabilities

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Happy Patch Tuesday everyone, it’s great to have you all back for our monthly post on the latest software fixes from Microsoft. Boring to some, and critical to others, Patch Tuesday is an important event as it’s the method by which Microsoft keeps the majority of the computing world safe....
August's Patch Tuesday brings 9 bulletins, fixes 27 vulnerabilities

US may consider military action, financial sanctions as repercussions for cyber attacks

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Today at the RSA cybersecurity conference, the White House’s cybersecurity leader Michael Daniel stated that the United States has a range of options under consideration for responding to cyber incursions. According to The Hill’s Jennifer Martinez, the list of possible actions includes “financial sanctions, visa restrictions and military action.” TNW parses that...
US may consider military action, financial sanctions as repercussions for cyber attacks
Hack victim explains how to cover your digital ass

Study: Malicious Search Results More Common In Bing & Image Search

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Almost two of every three malicious redirects in major search engines are found on Bing, according to a new report from the web security firm Sophos. Looking at data “from the last couple of weeks,” Sophos found that 65 percent of malicious search results that its web appliance blocked... Please...
Study: Malicious Search Results More Common In Bing & Image Search
The wild wild web: top U.S. cyber-cop says we’re losing the war against computer criminals

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

Boot up: Security firm backtracks on Android malware claims, Facebook's $3bn mystery, and more

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Plus Windows Phone 8 feature list, and Henry Blodget asks: is Facebook worth $100bn?A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSymantec recants Android malware claims >> ComputerworldFollowing from last week...Symantec has backtracked from assertions last week that 13 Android apps distributed...
Boot up: Security firm backtracks on Android malware claims, Facebook's $3bn mystery, and more

New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks per hour makes money by using victims' machines to mine Bitcoins

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A new piece of malware propagating across Skype has been discovered that tries to convince the recipient to click on a link. What makes this particular threat different is that it drops a Bitcoin miner application to make the malware author money. While malware has spread on Skype and mined...
New Skype malware spreading at 2,000 clicks per hour makes money by using victims' machines to mine Bitcoins

Oracle knew about zero-day Java vulnerabilities for months, researcher says

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Oracle knew since April about the existence of the two unpatched Java 7 vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited in malware attacks, according to Adam Gowdiak, the founder and CEO of Polish security firm Security Explorations....
Oracle knew about zero-day Java vulnerabilities for months, researcher says

How Anonymous accidentally helped expose two Chinese hackers

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How did security firm Mandiant put names to two previously unknown Chinese hackers who, it says, steal American corporate secrets for the Chinese government? With a little inadvertent help from Anonymous. Mandiant's 74-page report covers a particular hacking group referred to as "APT1" and contends that the group works...
How Anonymous accidentally helped expose two Chinese hackers

New encryption method avoids hacks by saving your password in multiple locations

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One of the central problems in modern computer security is the need to protect an ever-increasing amount of user data from an enormous array of potential threats. Researchers at the security firm RSA have proposed a new method of securing passwords from database hacks: breaking them into pieces and storing...
New encryption method avoids hacks by saving your password in multiple locations
Apple's Phil Schiller on Android malware: 'be safe out there'
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