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Retailers urged to defend against 'Backoff' point-of-sale malware

The PCI Security Standards Council says the Backoff malware is 'a very real threat'...


New malvertising campaign hit visitors of several high-profile sites

Attackers redirected users to Web-based exploits by pushing malicious advertisements onto popular sites, researchers from Fox-IT said...

Security pros speak out on SDN uses for network security

Large organizations see SDN and network security working together for malware blocking/detection, network auditing, and improving network management....

Hackers prey on Russian patriotism to grow the Kelihos botnet

A recent spam campaign encouraged Russian speakers to install malware on their computers to participate in DDoS attacks, researchers said...

Firefox OS to outdo Android on granular application permissions

Users will be able to revoke permissions previously granted to apps starting with Firefox OS 2.1...

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world...

Attack targets firms from the automobile industry in Europe

Attackers are sending emails containing a new information-stealing Trojan program to customer service departments, Symantec researchers said...

Data Security

Lessons learned from UPS Store breach

The security breach discovered at a few dozen franchises of the UPS Store, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, provides a number of lessons for other retailers....

Aorato's directory services application firewall protects Active Directory from attack and abuse

Enterprise directory services are vulnerable to attack and insider abuse. What cyber criminal would not want access to the central system that contains all identity, authentication and authorization data? Now there is a directory...

NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps...

The UPS Store says malware found on systems of 51 stores

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card data may have been exposed...

'Reveton' ransomware upgraded with powerful password stealer

Avast thinks its controllers are trying to diversify after profits have fallen...

Phishing key

Why it is time to intensify employee education on phishing

Companies should consider intensifying employee training to combat the increasing craftiness of phishers who are working harder to obtain personal details on targets in order to trap them in scams....

Google broadens its malware sleuthing to sniff out deceptive downloads

More types of malicious software will be identified by Google's safe browsing service...

New Gameover Zeus botnet keeps growing, especially in the US

A new Gameover Zeus malware variant has infected over 10,000 systems so far, researchers say...

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Yes, medical device security is lousy - so what?

There is no debate that the cyber security built into medical devices is practically nonexistent. But there is debate over how much that puts patients at risk. On one side are experts who say the benefits far outweigh the minuscule...

The biggest iPhone security risk could be connecting one to a computer

Design quirks allow malware to be installed on iOS devices and cookies to be plucked from Facebook and Gmail apps...

BlackBerry patches vulnerabilities in BlackBerry OS, enterprise server software

The flaws could allow attackers to access data stored on BlackBerry phones or sensitive credentials logged on servers...

Users should patch critical flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, researchers say

Adobe also releases critical updates for Flash Player and AIR...

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