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Can't keep this bad boy down: ZeroAccess botnet back in business

After a six-month break the ZeroAccess botnet resumes click-fraud activity

Ghost Linux vulnerability can be exploited through WordPress, other PHP apps

Some Web applications written in PHP call a vulnerable glibc function, potentially opening the door to attacks


The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

Website owners still using 1024-bit SSL certificates should replace them with 2048-bit ones

Mozilla puts old hardware to new use, runs Tor relays

The organization opted for running middle relays, although exit relays would have probably helped the anonymity network more

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

TrackerSSL is aimed at alerting websites of insecure tracking via Twitter

Blackphone super-secure communications app had serious flaw

A vulnerability in the bundled encrypted messaging app would have allowed attackers to execute malicious code on the device

Cisco integration gives Samsung Knox users more options for secure connectivity

Under pressure from falling phone sales, Samsung continues to court CIOs

A new kind of DDoS threat: The “Nonsense Name” attack

It can wreak havoc on recursive and authoritative name servers alike

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Java is the biggest vulnerability for US computers

Oracle's Java poses the single biggest security risk to US desktops because of its penetration rate, number of vulnerabilities, and patch status, says a new report

Link between NSA and Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

Security researchers found a strong connection between Regin and a keylogger used by the Five Eyes intelligence alliance

Adobe pushes critical Flash Player update to fix latest zero-day

Users with automatic updates enabled in Flash Player have already started receiving the new patch

NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

The agency says it will disclose all contributions from the National Security Agency

Thousands of U.S. gas stations exposed to Internet attacks

Over 5,000 tank gauges that are used to monitor fuel levels and potential spills are accessible from the Internet without a password

Adobe fixes just one of two actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Internet Explorer and Firefox users with Flash Player enabled remain at risk

Kim Dotcom ready to take on Skype with end-to-end encrypted video calling service

MegaChat opens up for public testing

Attackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player

The exploit was included in the Angler exploit kit, a security researcher reported

Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

Netgear Arlo Home Security Camera

Reviews: Netgear's Arlo simplifies home video security; Logitech widens its wireless mice

Home video monitoring becomes truly plug-and-play

Report: NSA not only creates, but also hijacks, malware

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA hijacks botnets and computers infected with malware by other intelligence agencies

Cleared your browser cookies? It won't stop ad company using Verizon tracking header

An advertising company uses the unique identifier headers added by Verizon to Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies deleted by users

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