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Best antivirus software: 14 top tools

These top-ranking Windows 10 client antivirus products were tested on three primary criteria: protection, performance, and usability.

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Hacker adds malicious bitcoin-stealing code to popular JavaScript library

An NPM package with 2 million weekly downloads had malicious code injected into it. Plus, more problems arise from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far

Researchers name the worst malware and threat actors of 2018 so far, several vulnerabilities were disclosed, and HSBC Bank reveals it suffered a data breach.

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Meaner, more violent Stuxnet variant reportedly hits Iran

Iran admitted its “infrastructure and strategic networks” were hit by a meaner version of Stuxnet. Plus, Iran used Google to find CIA communication channels.

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Cyber threats fueled by AI: Security's next big challenge

Security has always been an arms race. But the addition of AI is like jumping from tomahawks to Tomahawk missiles.

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Why even the best antivirus software isn't enough (and why you still need it)

Antivirus software can’t keep up with new malware or variants of known malware, but it still plays a role in an overall endpoint protection strategy.

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New vicious Torii IoT botnet discovered

Move over, Mirai. There’s a new, much more sophisticated IoT botnet boss. The Torii IoT botnet has advanced techniques and persistence methods.

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First known malicious cryptomining campaign targeting Kodi discovered

Add-ons for Kodi, the media streaming app, have been infected with malware that mines Monero and may continue to do so unless you take action.

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The Sony hacker indictment: 5 lessons for IT security

The recent indictment of North Korean hacker Park Jin Hyok contains valuable information from the FBI’s investigation that will help you defend against similar attacks.

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Sophisticated mobile spyware Pegasus found in the US and 44 other countries

Ten Pegasus operators deployed the Pegasus spyware for cross-border surveillance and may be violating U.S. law.

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What is a botnet? And why they aren't going away anytime soon

Controlling thousands or even millions of devices gives cyber attackers the upper hand to deliver malware or conduct a DDoS attack.

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12 things every IT security professional should know

Fighting the good fight takes specialized knowledge. Here's the baseline of what all security pros should know.

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Mirai leveraging Aboriginal Linux to target multiple platforms

The Mirai botnet hasn't gone away, you don't hear about it much, but the code has been constantly updated and maintained. Recently, Symantec's Dinesh Venkatesan discovered a command and control (C&C) server hosting various types of...

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Android 'Triout' spyware records calls, sends photos and text messages to attackers

Researchers identified new Android spyware with extensive surveillance capabilities being bundled into legitimate apps.

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Here I am, hack me

Bad actors are constantly trying to find ways to penetrate our networks. Recent attacks at LabCorp and the City of Atlanta demonstrate, however, that we are putting the welcome mat out for hackers by leaving key network ports open. ...

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What is malware? Viruses, worms, trojans, and beyond

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use it to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.

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Weaponized AI and facial recognition enter the hacking world

Your face could trigger a DeepLocker AI-powered malware attack or be used by Social Mapper to track you across social media sites.

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Conversation hijacking attacks | Salted Hash Ep 38

Troy Gill, manager of security research at AppRiver, explains conversation hijacking attacks, or CHAs, with host Steve Ragan, including who is typically targeted and how to prevent them.

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