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Insecure security cameras sound like a joke, but aren’t

They’re an example of big tech companies’ failure to take security seriously.


How to Clean-install Windows without Bloatware

You can get rid of bloatware or other troublesome software by doing a clean install of Windows 10. Here’s how it works.

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Malvertising – the new silent killer?

Malicious ads on the websites you visit aren’t a new phenomenon. The fact that they now avoid detection and don’t need you to click on ‘em to infect your computer is new, and increasingly troublesome.


Malware replaces browser with a dangerous Chrome lookalike

This malicious browser looks and acts just like Chrome--except for all the pop-up ads, system file hijacking, and activity monitoring.

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Magento sites targeted by Neutrino exploit kit

Some websites running the e-commerce platform Magento appear to have been infected with code that directs victims to the Neutrino exploit kit


Advertising network takes on malvertisers

In the war between malvertisers and legitimate advertising networks, the bad guys seems to be winning. Attackers use real-time bidding platforms to place malicious ads on otherwise reputable sites, infect target users and disappear --...

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Dyreza malware steals IT supply chain credentials

New versions of the Dyreza computer Trojan are configured to steal credentials for order fulfillment, warehousing, inventory management, ecommerce and other IT and supply chain services.

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Intel Security warns don’t open that email about Armin van Buuren and other ‘dangerous’ celebrities

The 9th annual Intel Security Most Dangerous Celebrities list is here and this year it is topped by DJ Armin van Buuren.


XcodeGhost: Was Apple negligent?

Apple should never stop improving its vetting process, but some things are clearly the responsibility of the developers.

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After pushing malware, ad networks also used for DDoS

Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices.

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New malware program infects ATMs, dispenses cash on command

A new malware program called GreenDispenser infects automated teller machines (ATMs) and allows attackers to extract cash on command.

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FireEye: served malicious ads to visitors

In a blog post, researchers from FireEye have outlined a malvertising campaign that was running on earlier this month, which led visitors to landing pages ran by the Neutrino and Angler exploit kits.

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8 ways to fend off spyware, malware and ransomware

Recent increases in cyberattacks and identity theft make it seem like the whole Internet is turning into the Dark Web. But while no system is unhackable, there are some painless precautions you can follow that might help keep you step...

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Corebot cleverly written botnet malware with growth potential

There's a new botnet malware on the loose, called Corebot, that researchers believe has the potential to develop into a significant threat.


Cyberespionage group caught borrowing banking malware code

A group of hackers that have been targeting military and government organizations from NATO countries have borrowed code from a leaked online banking Trojan.

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New IP address blacklist based on Web chatter

Traditionally, blacklists of malicious IP addresses are assembled using honeypots and intrusion detection systems but a new approach, analyzing chatter on the dark and open Web, can find malicious addresses that would have been...

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Asprox botnet, a long-running nuisance, disappears

Asprox's operators may be regrouping to evade detection, according to Palo Alto Networks

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Retailer Fred's found payment card malware on two servers

It doesn't appear card details were removed from its systems, Fred's said

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