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Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006

Regin was known about for some time by the security industry, according to Symantec

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

The back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say


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Air Force evaluating high-frequency, focused mobile networks

In its Request For Information, the Air Force said this so-called directional networking would focus a greater amount of radiated energy on an intended receiver through a combination of transmitter and/or receiver aperture...

Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites

Incapsula estimates DDoS attacks cost $40,000 per hour

Incapsula just published its 2014 DDoS Impact Report, and the vendor estimates the average DDoS attack costs the victim company $40,000 for every hour of outage, and most attacks last between 6 and 24 hours.

Governments act against webcam-snooping websites

Insecam, which broadcast feeds from unsecured webcams, no longer works

Citadel malware now targets password management applications

A new Citadel configuration steals the master keys for two password managers and a secure authentication program

Activists release Detekt tool that finds surveillance malware

The tool is a joint project of multiple privacy groups who investigated malware used to target journalists and human rights activists

USB Armory is the Swiss army knife of security devices

A USB-stick computer built around a processor with strong security capabilities

Long-running Android botnet evolves, could pose threat to corporate networks

The 'NotCompatible' Android Trojan now uses peer-to-peer encrypted communication, researchers from Lookout said

BitTorrent dismisses security concerns raised about its Sync app

The cryptographic implementation is solid and cannot be compromsied through a remote server, the company said

WhatsApp adding end-to-end encryption to message service

Even Mark Zuckerberg, in theory, can't read your messages

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7 commonly overlooked ways to tighten cybersecurity

It's OK to be paranoid about every last detail when it comes to security.

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

The new CA is called Let's Encrypt and its goal is to encourage the widespread adoption of SSL/TLS on the Internet

PCI Council looks for ways to stem data breaches after bad year

The last year has been bad, but the technology is there to stop nearly all data breaches, experts said

New ransomware CoinVault allows users to decrypt one file for free

Cybercriminals use freebie tactic in attempt to increase ransomware success rate

Bash malware targets embedded devices running BusyBox

Attackers use malware dubbed Bashlite to scan for and install backdoors on routers and other systems running BusyBox

Malware served through rogue Tor exit node tied to cyberespionage group

There is strong evidence that it was used to target European government agencies, researchers from F-Secure said

Suspected WireLurker malware creators arrested in China

A Chinese site, which had been spreading the malware, has also been shut down

This suspected cybercriminal may be buying coke with your online bank funds

CSIS Security Group has turned over its findings to law enforcement in several countries

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