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A viral vigilante may be keeping an eye on your home router

An old virus affecting routers running Linux appears to be protecting them from other malware infections, Symantec researchers say

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Dyreza malware steals IT supply chain credentials

Cyber criminals are shifting gears from online banking to companies that provide order fulfillment, warehouse management, and other services


Developers find themselves in hackers' crosshairs

Here's what enterprises need to do in order to protect their development environments from attack

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The No. 1 problem with computer security

Everyone focuses on the wrong threats. You've undoubtedly been breached already, so the key is to collect data that can help you prevent attackers from succeeding again

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Online ads used for DDoS after pushing malware

Experts believe a recent large-scale distributed denial-of-service attack was launched through malicious ads displayed on mobile devices

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5 takeaways from Adobe Flash’s death march

What can developers learn from the steady decline of the once-popular multimedia platform? And what should they do to prepare for Flash’s imminent demise?

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Over 4,000 iOS apps infected by XcodeGhost

The impact of iOS app developers unknowingly using a rogue version of Xcode is turning out to be greater than initially thought

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Get to know Mac Gatekeeper, aka Windows 10's security model

Now that Windows has Device Guard, here's how to use its inspiration, Gatekeeper, on the Mac

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Apple pulls infected apps after malware strikes App Store

Apple's walled garden is breached after developers take code shortcut.

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Malware implants on Cisco routers revealed to be more widespread

Researchers detected 200 Cisco routers with malicious firmware in 31 countries, with the U.S. having the largest number of potentially infected routers

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AT&T says malware secretly unlocked hundreds of thousands of phones

The audacious scheme was carried out with help from AT&T employees, it alleged in court documents

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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

As PC owners increasing take to mobile connections for Internet access, the malware follows

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Corebot: Cleverly written botnet malware with growth potential

A new botnet malware written from scratch to be modular has the potential to develop into a significant threat

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8 ways to fend off spyware, malware, and ransomware

Here are some painless precautions you can follow that might help keep you step ahead of cyber attacks

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Attackers install highly persistent malware implants on Cisco routers

The firmware on at least 14 business routers has been replaced with a backdoored version, researchers from Mandiant found

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Attackers go on malware-free diet

To avoid detection, some hackers are ditching malware and living 'off the land' -- using whatever tools are already available in the compromised systems

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WhatsApp fixes dangerous flaw in Web app

A flaw that could affect as many as 200 million people could be used to trick people into installing malware

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For discerning hackers, malware is so last year

Fraudsters rely on legitimate administrator tools instead of malware to successfully breach systems and steal data

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