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6 security measures you’ve put off too long

The potent WannaCry ransomware is the latest example of a preventable security disaster. Here's how to get your security act in gear fast

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How to make sure your Windows PC won't get hit by ransomware like WannaCry

Microsoft has released MS17-010 and other patches to block worms like WannaCry. Here are the key details

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FAQ: Are you in danger from the WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype

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Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for WannaCry ransomware attack

The stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is a big problem, the company said

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New ransomware Jaff demands $3,700 payments

The new ransomware program is distributed via mass email spam sent by the Necurs botnet

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Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

Microsoft's security team fixed a type confusion flaw in its malware engine that affects practically all of its security products

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New Android security report is alarming, but not because of the amount of malware

A new security report says that more than 3.5 million instances of malware will land on Android this year, with most phones unequipped to stop them

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Snake cyberespionage malware is ready to bite Mac users

One of the most sophisticated cyberespionage groups is readying its malware framework to attack macOS

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Free search engine tool hunts down malware-infected computers

Shodan is now offering the Malware Hunter scanning tool, which uncovers systems manipulated to control malware-infected devices

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At $175, this ransomware service is a boon to cybercriminals

Cybercriminals can engage in more ransomware attacks, thanks to a new variant called Karmen that hackers can buy on the black market for $175

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Fact or fiction? The truth about the Windows and Office hacks

In the last week, media reports suggested that Office and Windows users were at extreme risk of being hacked. Then the facts started coming in

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Rival IoT malware clash in a botnet territory battle

The Hajime malware is competing with the Mirai malware to enslave some internet of things devices

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Google tinkers with Android O to foil ransomware

Android O has specific elements to make it harder for ransomware to get a foothold on the device

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US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker's arrest

Peter Levashov has been accused of running the Kelihos botnet, according to the U.S.

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Word zero-day affects all versions of Office and Windows

Some say McAfee violated 'responsible disclosure' norms when it rushed to disclose the exploit ahead of Microsoft's fix

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IoT malware starts showing destructive behavior

Hackers have started adding data-wiping routines to malware that's designed to infect internet-of-things and other embedded devices.

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Report: 30% of malware is zero-day, missed by legacy antivirus

At least 30 percent of malware today is new, zero-day malware that is missed by traditional antivirus defenses, according to a new report

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Phishing scammers exploit Wix web hosting

Criminals flock to free web services to establish their attack infrastructure. The latest example: A group using free website host Wix for its phishing pages

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