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Leak of ZeusVM malware building tool might cause botnet surge

Any wannabe botnet operator can now create their own army of ZeusVM-infected computers, researchers warn

Ad fraud Trojan updates Flash Player so that other malware can't get in

Despite being distributed through exploit kits, the Kovter Trojan appears to be ruining their business by patching valuable flaws


Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco's Unified Communications Domain Manager software contains a privileged account with a static password that can't be deleted or changed

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

Thanks to IPv6 leakage, your data could be out there for anyone to see

Hacktivist group possibly compromised hundreds of websites

A group called Team GhostShell has published data from hundreds of website databases it claims to have hacked

Enterprise Threat Intelligence Programs are Immature

Work ahead to operationalize and share threat intelligence

One third of enterprise iOS devices vulnerable to app, data hijacking attacks

Researchers from FireEye found five flaws that can be exploited by rogue apps installed through the iOS enterprise provisioning system

Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users

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Distil raises $21 million to secure the web against attacks

As the world increasingly transacts a greater proportion of its business via the web, there is a corresponding increase in attacks against those sites. The sad reality is that malicious activity scales at a similar rate as the...

FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The Prized app secretly mined virtual currencies on mobile phones

US personnel agency takes system offline after hack

The agency has suffered two major hacks in recent months

Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

Banking malware proves tough to repel

Dridex, Bebloh, TinyBanker and Dyre abound, according to SecurityScorecard

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Review: Breakthroughs in endpoint security

In our recent roundup of anti-virus programs, we discovered several new techniques being employed by anti-virus companies to make PCs safer against advanced threats.

Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

Cisco warns of default SSH keys shipped in three products

The flaw could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic exchanged by three Cisco virtual appliances

Want fewer security incidents? Get your users to change their risky behaviors

Each year, companies spend more and more on IT security solutions, but they dilute their technology investments by failing to invest in security awareness training for their people. A recent Aberdeen report shows that security...

Enterprises Need Advanced Incident Prevention

Responsive, automated, and fine-tuned incident prevention is more important than ever.

Trojan that hides inside images infects healthcare organizations

Over 66 percent of the malware's victims were from the US

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