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Large-scale attack hijacks routers through users' browsers

Security researchers have found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings


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Code injection: A new low for ISPs

Beyond underhanded, Comcast and other carriers are inserting their own ads and notifications into their customers’ data streams

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Malicious adware more than doubled last year

The amount of adware discovered online doubled as cyber criminals adjusted their strategy in the wake of better security elsewhere

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Google stomps on scammers -- and helps open source

A recent rules change to Google Adwords may make it easier for open source projects to protect their good reputation

Controversial MacKeeper security program opens critical hole on Mac computers

The program's developers are urging users to update to its latest version as soon as possible

GPU malware can also affect Windows PCs, possibly Macs

A team of anonymous developers is trying to raise awareness about GPU malware

New Linux rootkit leverages GPUs for stealth

The Jellyfish proof-of-concept rootkit uses the processing power of graphics cards and runs in their dedicated memory

Rombertik malware destroys computers if detected

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

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We need the Internet police now more than ever

Beyond the reach of traditional policing, Internet crime calls for a new kind of law enforcement agency

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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