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Vulnerability in AVG security toolbar puts IE users at risk

Bad design decisions could have enabled malware infections, researchers from CERT/CC said

Attack on Dailymotion redirected visitors to exploits

A rogue iframe injected into the site led visitors to exploits that installed a click-fraud Trojan program, researchers from Symantec said

New malware program hooks into networking APIs to steal banking data

The Emotet malware can sniff information even from HTTPS conenctions, researchers from Trend Micro said

Researchers expect large wave of rootkits targeting 64-bit systems

Rootkits are again on the rise with the number of new samples reaching levels not seen since 2011, a McAfee report said

New Havex malware variants target industrial control system and SCADA users

Attackers compromised ICS/SCADA vendor sites and altered software downloads to distribute the malware, researchers from F-Secure said

Maliciously crafted files can disable Microsoft's antimalware products

A vulnerability in the engine used by many Microsoft antimalware products can lead to a persistent denial-of-service condition

Will full encryption sideline Google's targeted ads?

Mining personal data to deliver targeted ads is the lifeblood of Google's business -- and of many other online firms. But what if that data dries up at the source?

IBM patents technique for killing fraud, using click patterns

Someday, if you use your non-dominant hand to control your mouse or touchpad when you're say, shopping online, websites might interpret your irregular scrolling and clicking as a sign of fraud and require you to prove your...

New attack methods can 'brick' systems, defeat Secure Boot, researchers say

The Secure Boot security mechanism of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) can be bypassed on around half of computers that have the feature enabled in order to install bootkits, according to a security researcher.

New online banking Trojan program combines Zeus and Carberp features

A new computer Trojan that targets users of 450 financial institutions from around the world appears to borrow functionality and features directly from the notorious Zeus and Carberp malware programs.

Countering security threats outlined in latest Microsoft report

Microsoft's latest report that found a big increase in Windows computers infected with malware signals the need for better tools and controls to secure computers at the network's endpoints, experts say.

Heartbleed's silver lining

When's the last time you thought about using different passwords for different websites? Perhaps after a bug called Heartbleed started crawling around them.

Netcraft tool flags websites affected by Heartbleed

Worried about how the Heartbleed vulnerability may affect your personal accounts? A new tool may be of help.

TrueCrypt source code audit finds no critical flaws or intentional backdoors

The source code of TrueCrypt, a popular disk encryption tool, is not the most polished work of programming, but it has no critical flaws or intentional backdoors, security testers concluded in a report released Monday.

Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

Websites that use encryption could be elevated in Google search results sometime in the future, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Jose Vildoza's 62-year-old father was using his old Windows computer when a warning in broken English flashed on the screen: your files have been encrypted.

Cybercriminals use sophisticated PowerShell-based malware

Cybercriminals have been developing increasingly sophisticated malware that make use of Windows PowerShell scripts in an attempt to fly under the radar.

Microsoft to start blocking adware that lacks easy uninstall

Microsoft has toughened its criteria for classifying programs as adware and gave developers three months to conform with the new principles or risk having their programs blocked by the company's security products.

Worried about the government? Internet giants also dip their hands in the cookie jar

Security protections have been tightened at many of the major online services, as firms like Google and Microsoft pledge to protect their users against unwanted prying eyes. But while many people fret about unwarranted government...

For Facebook, delivering the strongest security would be a challenge

If you're a Facebook user and you want the best form of encryption to keep hackers and spies out of your posts and chats, you don't have a ton of options now.

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