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TNW's Daily Dose: The New York Times vs China, Google in the Grand Canyon and more

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In today’s Daily Dose: The New York Times accuses China of hacking, Mega hosts nearly 50 million files and Google gets down in the Grand Canyon. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of...
TNW's Daily Dose: The New York Times vs China, Google in the Grand Canyon and more

Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67

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The first ad tech IPO of 2013 hit the NYSE today: Marin Software priced its 7.5 million shares at $14 each, raising $105 million at a valuation of $425 million. Trading under the symbol MRIN, the stock saw a small pop in its opening hour, rising by some 40% before...
Ad-Tech Specialist Marin Software Raises $105M In IPO As Shares Pop 30% To $18.67
Solving IT headaches with a monitoring dashboard in the cloud

Former Clearwell And CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly Joins Sequoia Capital As Partner

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Sequoia Capital is announcing a new partner today—former Clearwell and CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly. At Sequoia, Hilaly will focus on investing and working with enterprise, internet, and mobile companies. Hilaly was formerly the CEO of enterprise-class eDiscovery management platform maker Clearwell systems, which was acquired by Symantec last year for...
Former Clearwell And CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly Joins Sequoia Capital As Partner

Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks

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A new study of data breaches has found that criminal and malicious attacks accounted for 37 percent of corporate data breaches in 2011, a six percent rise from 2010. The study, performed by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec, also found that these attacks were much more costly to...
Data breaches increasingly caused by hacks, malicious attacks
Anonymous DDOS participants tricked into installing Zeus trojan, says Symantec

Even after Apple’s fix, 140k machines are still affected by Flashback malware

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According to a post on the Symantec security blog, Apple’s attempts to get rid of the Java-based Flashback malware that affected 600,000 computers haven’t solved the problem completely. As of today, Symanetec reports that 140,000 machines are still affected by the vulnerability. Our own Matthew Panzarino described the Flashback malware...
Even after Apple’s fix, 140k machines are still affected by Flashback malware

Flame malware mimics a Windows update

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New details are emerging about how Flame malware is infecting computers that run on Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Researchers at both Symantec and Kaspersky Labs studied the way the attack was being executed and determined that the malware was able to infiltrate a user’s computer when a Windows Update was...
Flame malware mimics a Windows update

Is it really Zeus vs. Anonymous?

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Were Anonymous supporters really duped into installing the Zeus botnet that steals their confidential information, including email login information, banking user names and passwords? Symantec says yes....
Is it really Zeus vs. Anonymous?

Researchers find Android 4.2′s app verification detects only 15% of known malware

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Researchers have put the latest release of Android, version 4.2 (Jelly Bean), to the security test, and the results aren’t pretty. Google’s app verification service performed very poorly at identifying malicious apps, detecting only 15.32 percent of known malware, compared to existing third-party security apps, which unsurprisingly fared much better....
Researchers find Android 4.2′s app verification detects only 15% of known malware

Symantec finds China top source of malware

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Symantec finds China top source of malware

Mac-based Flashback click fraud campaign was a bust

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The hackers in charge of the Flashback botnet managed to generate $14,000 from their click fraud campaign, but have not been paid, Symantec said today....
Mac-based Flashback click fraud campaign was a bust

Dubious Android apps may not be malware--just ads

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Verizon-affiliated ICSA Labs steps into the controversy over Android apps that Symantec identified as malware....
Dubious Android apps may not be malware--just ads

New "Chameleon" Botnet Could Be Costing Advertisers Up To $6 Million A Month

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Botnets. To security researchers, they’re like digital Hydra. For each vicious head they lop off, another two explode from the stump. Just a month ago, Microsoft and Symantec announced that they’d manage to take down the massive Bamital botnet, which is said to have been fakin’ clicks to the tune...
New "Chameleon" Botnet Could Be Costing Advertisers Up To $6 Million A Month

Targeted Attacks Increased, Became More Diverse in 2011

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The latest Internet Security Threat Report by Symantec finds that targeted attacks are becoming more common and are going beyond the public sector and large enterprises to smaller, less well defended companies in the supply chain and partner ecosystem....
Targeted Attacks Increased, Became More Diverse in 2011

Apple Sued for iCloud & iTunes Services with Symantec Patents

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A Delaware based company by the name of STEC IP has launched a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Seven counts. The main focus of the infringement case surrounds Apple's iCloud and iTunes related services. The exception is one count that that claims that VPN Tunnels found in Apple's OS...
Apple Sued for iCloud & iTunes Services with Symantec Patents

Lost your cell phone? Chances are someone is picking through your personal information

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In 1995, Reader’s Digest conducted a fascinating experiment in which the magazine placed 120 wallets in 12 cities across the country, and then tracked which communities had the highest return rate of the wallets to their rightful owners. I was always proud of the fact that Seattle was the most...
Lost your cell phone? Chances are someone is picking through your personal information

Flashback discoverer bucks claims of malware's decline

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In a status report released on Friday, the Russian security firm that first discovered the Flashback trojan disagrees with recent findings from Symantec and Kaspersky Labs, warns that the number of machines affected by the malware is not declining....
Flashback discoverer bucks claims of malware's decline
Just in time for WWDC, here’s a hack for iOS programming on non-Macs

Latest IE attack brought by same gang that hacked Google

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Enlarge / Identical typos in three separate zero-day attacks are one indication they were carried out by the same hacker gang, dubbed Elderwood. Symantec Active attacks targeting a critical vulnerability in older versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser have been carried out by an experienced gang of hackers. And...
Latest IE attack brought by same gang that hacked Google

New Internet Explorer Security Bug Could Affect Millions

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Microsoft said it was investigating a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that could affect millions of users, running the latest versions of Internet Explorer on Microsoft's most popular operating systems. Specifically, Microsoft warned that the bug could affect users running Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and 9, using the...
New Internet Explorer Security Bug Could Affect Millions
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Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins' Ted Schlein On How The VC Industry Has Changed; What's Next For The Enterprise And More

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I was fortunate to have Kleiner Perkins’ investment partner Ted Schlein join me on Ask A VC this week. Schlein, who joined Kleiner in 1996 and has nearly two decades of experience in the VC world, discussed what’s changed in the VC industry as well as what the expectation...
Ask A VC: Kleiner Perkins' Ted Schlein On How The VC Industry Has Changed; What's Next For The Enterprise And More

Stabuniq malware found on servers at U.S. financial institutions

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Security researchers from Symantec have identified an information-stealing Trojan program that was used to infect computer servers belonging to various U.S. financial institutions....
Stabuniq malware found on servers at U.S. financial institutions

Symantec Clears pcAnywhere for Use

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The security vendor took the unusual step of urging users to disable the program after claims that a hacker group was mining stolen source code for vulnerabilities....
Symantec Clears pcAnywhere for Use

Symantec Patches pcAnywhere, Customers Advised to Update

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After recommending pcAnywhere customers to temporarily disable their products in order to prevent potential hack attacks, Symantec began releasing patches for all the affected versions to make sure users are protected. On January 23, they released a patch for the 12.5 variant of pcAnywhere and now they made available a...
Symantec Patches pcAnywhere, Customers Advised to Update

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Symantec Stomps Out Anonymous Source Code Threat with a Security Patch

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Symantec had promised to release a security patch for its pcAnywhere software to neutralize known vulnerabilities arising from the theft of certain source code, and the security firm has now made good on its word. The first patch was actually rolled out on Monday, January 23, 2012 for pcAnywhere 12.5...
Symantec Stomps Out Anonymous Source Code Threat with a Security Patch
CloudLock aims to bring PCI compliance to Google Drive
‘Anonymous’ hackers leak Norton AntiVirus source code
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