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Rombertik malware destroys computers if detected

Rombertik is designed to steal any plain text entered into a browser window

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With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, cryptographers said

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For Android, adware is the threat, not malware

Security alarmists have grossly exaggerated the risk of mobile devices -- and the cost of security breaches

Large-scale Google malvertising campaign hits users with exploits

Malvertising has been a growing problem for years

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Fast and effective malware detection -- for free

Everyone discovers software on the Internet that looks like the right tool for a specific job. But is it safe? The Malwr malware detection site can tell you

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Smart home hacking is easier than you think

Scary stories of hacking Internet of Things devices are emerging, but how realistic is the threat?

Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

Flaw could make nearly half of Android devices vulnerable to an attack that modifies or replaces apps with malware that collects data

Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

Weak authentication in Dell's System Detect utility could have enabled drive-by malware attacks

Code name found in Equation malware suggests link to NSA

The name matches an NSA project listed in a secret document leaked by Edward Snowden

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IBM discloses vulnerability in Dropbox's Android SDK

The flaw allegedly affects popular Android apps like Microsoft Office Mobile, but Dropbox maintains its scope is limited

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Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks

Updates to iOS and OS X fix serious SSL/TLS encryption flaw; other browser makers have yet to fix their products

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Ancient help-file format carries new CryptoWall attacks into PCs

Ransomware attacks are using emailed CHM files opened in Windows browsers

OpenDNS trials system that quickly detects computer crime

NLPRank performs language and network analysis on new domains to identify suspicious ones

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New NSA hack raises the specter of BadBIOS

Conspiracy theories tend to have one trait in common: They can't be proven. That goes for BadBIOS, despite new revelations of sophisticated NSA firmware hacking

Navigating a field of uncertainty and doubt questions

Superfish stumper: What did Lenovo know and when did it know it?

There's only thing worse than Lenovo not knowing about Superfish: Lenovo knowing about Superfish

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Lenovo: 'We were as surprised as you'

In an exclusive interview, Lenovo's Mark Cohen explains how the Superfish debacle went down. Is this the beginning of the end of shoddy software bundling practices?

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Microsoft helps Lenovo, deletes Superfish 'crapware' and rogue cert

Microsoft today updated its free Windows Defender and Security Essentials antivirus programs to sniff out and delete the rogue certificate linked to Superfish Visual Discovery, the "crapware" that blew up in Lenovo's face this week.

Lenovo admits to Superfish screw-up, will release clean-up tool

The company confirmed that a software program preloaded on some of its laptops exposes users to potential attacks

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Lenovo shows us why we need to reinvent Web security

What was Lenovo thinking? We can only hope the company's disastrous decision to install adware on laptops that opens users to attack will inspire the industry to revamp SSL

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