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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

A botnet is a collection of any type of internet-connected device that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to...

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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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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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C-suite is a weak link when it comes to email-based attacks

Phishing and impersonation attacks are up, and the C-suite is the weak link in email-borne attacks.

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8 types of malware and how to recognize them

Think you know your malware? Here's a refresher to make sure you know what you're talking about — with basic advice for finding and removing malware when you've been hit

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Samsam infected thousands of LabCorp systems via brute force RDP

LabCorp, one of the largest clinical labs in the U.S., said the Samsam ransomware attack that forced their systems offline was contained quickly and didn't result in a data breach. However, in the brief time between detection and...

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The router of all evil

Discusses research on threats to home routers, which recently became the target of a Russian malware campaign using the “VPNfilter” malware.

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HTML5: a devil in disguise

HTML5 is not the security safe haven it was once thought to be.

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FBI, DHS warn of North Korean RAT and worm malware

The U.S. government released an alert about two strains of North Korean malware that are being used by Hidden Cobra.

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The 5 best malware metrics you can generate

Are you asking the right computer security questions? If you can answer these five, you'll know better how to secure your organization.

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North Korean anti-virus uses old Trend Micro components

Researchers at Checkpoint have published a report showing that North Korea's SiliVaccine, the country's anti-virus product, uses functional elements taken from a ten-year-old copy of Trend Micro's anti-virus.

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Salted Hash Ep 24: Defending against mobile threats

Welcome back! After shooting several episodes during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, this week Salted Hash talks mobile threats with VASCO's Will LaSala. In addition to this week's episode, we've also got some additional footage...

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What is cross-site scripting (XSS)? Low-hanging fruit for both attackers and defenders

With XSS, attackers enter malicious code into a web form or web app URL to trick the application into doing something it's not supposed to do.

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Cryptomining, not ransomware, the top malware threat so far this year

Cryptominer-based attacks increased, while ransomware-based attacks decreased in Q1 2018, according to Comodo Cybersecurity Threat Research Labs.

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