Malware/Cybercrime

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Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests’ devices

Corporate travelers should be warned that a vulnerable Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

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Survey: 75% of firms would take hours or longer to spot breach

Although 68 percent of companies said they are prepared for a breach, 75 percent estimated it would take hours, days, or weeks for them to notice that one had occurred

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AVG lauded for fast vulnerability response

Security researchers from Tel-Aviv-based enSilo are congratulating anti-virus vendor AVG Technologies for its fast response to a security flaw in one of its programs

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Google Play adds humans to the app review process

Google has announced that they're taking additional measures to lower the amount of malicious code appearing in the Google Play store.

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Cyber WHAT? (part 1 of 2)

Words beginning with “cyber,” such as “cyber war” and “cyberspace” are entering our everyday lexicon. Politicians use the terms to describe an ambiguous threat from another country and security vendors use the terms to get you to buy...

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Google catches bad digital certificates from Egyptian company

Google said Monday an Egyptian company issued digital certificates that could have been used to intercept data traffic to its services, which did not appear to have been abused.

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Researchers map Drupal attack that bypasses poorly tuned Web Application Firewalls

Late last year, CSO Online reported on a vulnerability in Drupal that could have left thousands of websites compromised. Last week, researchers examined the attack in more detail, measuring the time it would take to compromise a...

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Study: One-third of top websites vulnerable or hacked

According to a new report from Menlo Security, one out of three of the top million websites are either vulnerable to hacking or already hacked.

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Twitch resets account passwords after hack

Users of the popular game streaming service Twitch were told they'd have to reset their stream keys and reset their passwords on Monday, after the San Francisco-based startup reported unauthorized access on some accounts.

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Fake patient data could have been uploaded through SAP medical app

SAP has fixed two flaws in a mobile medical app, one of which could have allowed an attacker to upload fake patient data. The issues were found in SAP's Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Unwired, which stores clinical data about...

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New attacks suggest leeway for patching Flash Player is shrinking

It took one week from Adobe's fix to mass exploitation for a recent Flash Player flaw

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Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

GreatFire.org has been trying to poke holes in China's online censorship

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GoDaddy accounts vulnerable to social engineering and Photoshop

GoDaddy serves more than 13 million customers, who in turn place 59 million domains under the registrar's management. On Tuesday, my personal account at GoDaddy was compromised. The attacker was able to gain control over my account...

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Premera, Anthem data breaches linked by similar hacking tactics

Security analysts last year saw a fake domain spoofing Premera's name

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Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to FREAK attacks

Hundreds of Android and iOS apps are still vulnerable to a dangerous attack revealed two weeks ago that can compromise encrypted data, a security vendor said Tuesday. The apps have not yet been patched against the FREAK attack, short...

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Premera Blue Cross says data breach may affect 11 million customers

As many as 11 million customers may have been affected by a data breach at U.S. health insurance provider Premera Blue Cross, in the second large attack against the health care industry disclosed in the last two months.

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What, me worry? Despite Snowden leaks, Americans' use of the 'Net largely unchanged

Numerous leaks illuminating the massive scale of government surveillance programs have not rattled Americans. Relatively few people have made major changes to better secure their online communications and activities, even after the...

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Researchers find same RSA encryption key used 28,000 times

What if the key to your house was shared with 28,000 other homes? That's essentially what researchers with Royal Holloway of the University of London discovered last week while scanning the Internet to see how many servers and devices...

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