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'Francophoned' cybertheft operation reportedly back in action
A cybercriminal operation that combines phone-based social engineering attacks with spear phishing and malware to steal money from organizations has...
Russian SMS Trojan for Android hits US, dozens of other countries
An Android Trojan app that sends SMS messages to premium-rate numbers has expanded globally over the past year, racking up bills for users in over 60...
Netgear patch said to leave backdoor problem in router
The security researcher who identified an admin backdoor in a range of routers last year has found that Netgear's patches don't adequately...
Coding error protects some Android apps from Heartbleed
Some Android apps thought to be vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug were spared because of a common coding error in the way they implemented their own...
Mysterious malware steals Apple credentials from jailbroken iOS devices
A malware campaign of yet-to-be-determined origin is infecting jailbroken iPhones and iPads to steal Apple account credentials from SSL encrypted...
Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks
Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers...
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.
Facebook users targeted by iBanking Android trojan app
Cybercriminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to...
Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes
Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as...
VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend
VMware started patching its products against the critical Heartbleed flaw that puts encrypted communications at risk, and plans to have updates ready...
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...
Google patches Android icon permissions attack
Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye.
Jetpack for WordPress pushes patch for two year-old flaw
The developers behind Jetpack, one of WordPress' most popular plugins, have patched a serious flaw introduced in 2012 that would enable an...
Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key
Four researchers working separately have demonstrated a server's private encryption key can be obtained using the Heartbleed bug, an attack...
US charges nine with distributing Zeus malware
The U.S. Department of Justice has brought charges against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that distributed the Zeus Trojan used to...
Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security
Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.
Security update for BlackBerry 10 OS fixes remote code execution vulnerability
BlackBerry released a security update for its BlackBerry 10 OS to address a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to execute...
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...
Users face serious threat as hackers take aim at routers, embedded devices
Home routers and other consumer embedded devices are plagued by basic vulnerabilities and can't be easily secured by non-technical users, which...
Sality malware, growing old, takes on a new trick
A botnet that was slowly shrinking has taken on a new trick: brute-forcing routers set to easy-to-guess credentials.