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How to defend against malnets

www.cio.com
Since 2011, security firm Blue Coat Systems has been tracking malnets: extensive distributed network infrastructures embedded in the Internet and designed to deliver mass-market attacks on a continuous basis. These malnet infrastructures are like the proverbial Lernaean Hydra--chop off one head, like a botnet it has produced, and two...
How to defend against malnets

Microsoft Hopes $499 Starting Price for Surface Will Click with Consumers

allthingsd.com
Four months after unveiling Surface, Microsoft is finally ready to share the full details on its homegrown tablet. Microsoft said it will sell a 32GB version of the tablet for $499, though adding in the much-touted touch keyboard cover will cost a further $100. A 64GB model with keyboard cover...
Microsoft Hopes $499 Starting Price for Surface Will Click with Consumers

Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more

www.guardian.co.uk
Plus Nokia's new China boss, first-quarter Windows 8 PC sales analysed, Google Glass positive and negative, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApps are too cheap >> Dave AddeyAddey is behind the UK Train Times, Qi and Malcolm Tucker apps:...
Boot up: app price woes, Syria traffic stops, Prenda Law phasered, and more

Syria drops offline, again

arstechnica.com
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

The Antivirus Era Is Over

www.technologyreview.com
Conventional security software is powerless against sophisticated attacks like Flame, but alternative approaches are only just getting started. Two weeks ago today, computer security labs in Iran, Russia, and Hungary announced the discovery of Flame, "the most complex malware ever found," according to Hungary's CrySyS Lab....
The Antivirus Era Is Over

Malware infects 13 percent of North American home networks

www.pcworld.com
Some 13 percent of home networks in North America are infected with malware, half of them with "serious" threats, according to a report released Wednesday by a cyber-security company. However, that number is a one-percent decrease from the quarter that ended in June, according to Kindsight Security Labs, of...
Malware infects 13 percent of North American home networks

Syria 'disappears' from the Internet, security firm says

www.pcworld.com
Internet traffic to and from Syria, which is in the midst of a civil war, appears to have dried up.At around 18:45 GMT Tuesday, "OpenDNS resolvers saw a significant drop in traffic from Syria. On closer inspection it seems Syria has largely disappeared from the Internet," Umbrella Security Labs...
Syria 'disappears' from the Internet, security firm says
Internet traffic from Syria vanishes in the midst of ongoing conflict
Malware On Mobile Grew 163% In 2012, Infecting Around 32.8M Android Devices, Report Says

Hundreds of WordPress Sites Compromised to Serve Phoenix Exploit Kit

news.softpedia.com
The latest malicious campaign begins at the point where cybercriminals compromise a few hundred websites based on WordPress 3.2.1 and alter them to redirect visitors to a domain that serves the malicious Phoenix Exploit Kit. M86 Security Labs researchers came across around four hundred of these sites. ... (read more)...
Hundreds of WordPress Sites Compromised to Serve Phoenix Exploit Kit
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